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Xth week or week X?

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Keaveny Tue 04-Aug-20 15:44:58

Hi, I'm currently pregnant with my first and very excited. It's the first trimester, and the gestational age is 7 weeks and several days, so all quite early. However, we've had a scan and we have a heartbeat.

My question (which may not matter much), but when ever I look on websites to look at the embryo's development, it's not clear to me if I'm in week 7, the 8th week, or week 8? It's probably semantic, but a baby that is born is in its 1st year.

If the time since your last period is 7 weeks and 5 days, which week are you in?

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CoalCraft Tue 04-Aug-20 16:34:11

You are in week 7, here we'd often say 7+5 xx

Your due date is when you hit 40+0

BertieBotts Tue 04-Aug-20 16:38:02

In the UK its usually referred to as week 7 or "I'm 7 weeks". 7+3 if you need to specify the day.

In Germany where I had my second they refer to the "8th pregnancy week" or say "I'm in the 8th week" for the same gestation. Caused some confusion for me! smile because yes, once you're 7+1 you're technically in the 8th week, not 7th. But most people don't think about it this way.

Keaveny Wed 05-Aug-20 11:02:56


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