If you are very much into knowing your pregnancy date earlier, the due date calculator or pregnancy calculator can help you. Trust me. All you need to do is to count 40 weeks or 280 days from the first day of your last period (LMP).
As many pregnancies last for 38 to a maximum of 40 weeks. This method can be used to know your date, interesting right?
Due Date Calculator
There is one more way to find out the due date, this requires a lit bit of mathematics in it so bear with it. This technique requires you to minus 3 months from your first day of the last period and add 7 sevens days in it.
Like you have your last period begins on 11 May, so minus 3 months it will be 11 February and now add 7 days so your due date would be 18 February, simple is that.
Still, remember that it is normal to deliver a week before or after your due date.
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The LMP methods work best for ladies who are lucky to have a regular and balanced menstrual cycle. So if you are not that lucky and experienced an irregular cycle, you can go for another method called conception date.
In this method, if you can recall your conception date your practitioner will add 266 days in it to get your due date.
IVF transfer date
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 250,000 assisted reproductive technology cycles are supervised in the United States each year. Ensuing in 77,000 or more kids being born (CDC).
So the benefit here for you is that if you become part of “Intro Vitro Fertilization” IVF moms. You can easily look into the IVF transfer date for your due date.
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Don’t worry if you are not assured about your period’s dates or your conception time. Your practitioners still determine your due dates with the following things on your very first appointment:
- Your pregnancy date can be estimated by early ultrasound. But wait not all women get an early ultrasound. The schedule of these scans is set by your practitioner. You could have several scans throughout pregnancy or just one. Why one? Several factors are taken into the account before going for an ultrasound scan. So if you are 35 above, had any miscarriages or pregnancy complications before, or having irregular periods. In all these cases, you will go for only one scan.
- It will also tell you when the baby’s heartbeat can be heard that happened around 9 to 10 weeks. Plus, the baby’s feet fatal movements can also be told, which would be between 18 to 22 weeks, but it can be varied.
- Your uterus can also be helpful to find out the estimated delivery date by its size. Which will be monitor during your first internal pregnancy exam.
What about planning the due date?
If you want to plan out your pregnancy it is somehow possible to do. To plan when to get pregnant but scheduling an accurate due date is not possible.
But you can still attempt over the ovulation calculator. Which will employ the last period date and cycle duration to know the days when you’re top on conceiving.
Can my due date alter?
Yeah, it is possible that your expected delivery time can be changed. It is very normal and your doctor will let you know about it as your pregnancy progresses.
The reasons for changes in due date are many. Maybe because of your irregular periods, the first ultrasound scan was in the second trimester. Another reason could be your abnormal fundal height or your alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels. A protein produced by the baby is higher than normal. If you have any questions or concerns, speak with your practitioner.
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