Hello everyone, sorry for being a bit thick, but can anyone explain to me why there are people on here with a similar edd to me, but who are saying they are different amounts of weeks along?
It's very confusing. I thought you count from your lmp, or 14 days before your ov date if you did not ov on day 14. Is that right? Also I thought pregnancy lasts 40 weeks so your edd is 40+7. What am I getting wrong?thanks in advance
You calculate it from the first day of your last period, so the first two weeks you are not technically pregnant! So for example the first day of my last period is 17th April 2014 which makes me 35 weeks tomorrow. Hope that helps!!
Don't mean this to sound rude but why do you think it's 40+7? Pregnancy lasts 40 weeks so it's 40+0. Just wondering if there's something I'm missing . As a PP says if you google 'due date calculator' a website will do it for you. My lmp was 1st October and my due date will be around the 8th July.
I had this same confusion Guy , I calculated 40 weeks from lmp, or 38 weeks from fertilisation (IVF so we know the moment of fertilisation!). But then my midwife counted exactly 9 months from fertilisation, which puts my due date back by a week! I was very put out, and tried arguing with her. But then I realised that it doesn't really matter at this stage - baby will come when s/he is good and ready, probably not on either days we've picked!
Got to be in it... I was thinking it might be40 whole weeks. So the whole of week forty might count? My maths is not so hot! I'm never sure wether to include the start/ end point when I'm calculating duration!
Rumples... Thanks! I was beginning to feel I was the only one who didn't get it.
I have used the edd calculator based on my lmp and am happy that its correct, i just didnt know how many weeks that meant i was! I think I've worked it out now though.
Guy now that you know your EDD download one (or a few) of the pregnancy apps on your phone. They will ask for your EDD when you register and they will tell you how many weeks and days pregnant you are every day and show you what the baby looks like and how big it is.
There are loads of websites which will give you your due date, but there's also one website I found which gives you a whole calendar of what week of pregnancy you will be in at what date. V useful for working out when you'll have your scans, appointments etc.
Minipe that's a good link, but in case anyone has the same issue I did - I tried to put IVF transfer day as 5, but it kept resetting it to 1. So I've had to fudge it a bit. Really good once I'd figured it out though.
Minipie, yes I am . Thank you. We ended up doing donor egg in the end, but I'm very happy with our choice. Am 8+2 today, had a scan a week ago and all looked well but obviously still terrified at such an early stage.