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    Default When I'm pregnant, how many weeks?

    I'm a bit confused... I know you add 2 weeks onto your pregnancy because often you can't pinpoint the day of conception however, if you're actually TTC and tracking O I think most people would be able to pinpoint at least a couple of possible conception dates and add on 9 months from there to work out your EDD. My question is, if I o'd on the 1st of the month and found out I was pregnant on the 14th, I would say I was 2 weeks pregnant. Would my ob say I'm 2 weeks (because the baby was conceived 2 weeks ago) or 4 weeks (because my period ended 4 weeks ago)??? What would a digi pregnancy test show?? I have always thought of pregnancy being 9 months but it's always tracked in weeks and 40 weeks (Full term) is actually 10 months, not 9! This has always confused the hell out of me so I thought I'd ask the question lol

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    It's usually counted from the first day of your last AF. I never understood the 10 month thing because there aren't 28 days in every month.

    ETA: Google - "While the estimated day of conception is literally the day you first become pregnant, most people don't count pregnancy from that date because there's no way to know for sure which day you really did ovulate and conceive. So most health professionals take the easier route and go back to the first day of your last menstrual period -- a date that more women can pinpoint for certain. Then they count forward 40 weeks from that day to find your due date. (On the other hand, if you count your pregnancy from your estimated date of conception, your due date will be only 38 weeks from that day.) "


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwantone View Post
    I'm a bit confused... I know you add 2 weeks onto your pregnancy because often you can't pinpoint the day of conception however, if you're actually TTC and tracking O I think most people would be able to pinpoint at least a couple of possible conception dates and add on 9 months from there to work out your EDD. My question is, if I o'd on the 1st of the month and found out I was pregnant on the 14th, I would say I was 2 weeks pregnant. Would my ob say I'm 2 weeks (because the baby was conceived 2 weeks ago) or 4 weeks (because my period ended 4 weeks ago)??? What would a digi pregnancy test show?? I have always thought of pregnancy being 9 months but it's always tracked in weeks and 40 weeks (Full term) is actually 10 months, not 9! This has always confused the hell out of me so I thought I'd ask the question lol
    Your ob would say you were 4 weeks (you're already considered '2 weeks pregnant' at ovulation). A digi would say 1-2 at 4 weeks (maybe 2-3 if you have high hcg levels). There is actually ~4.3 weeks in a month (except Feb) so the 40 weeks/9 months does work out. Ie. Your 4 months pregnant at about 18 weeks, not 16 weeks. Hope that helps.

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    Pregnancy EDD 101- thanks ladies!

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