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# when are you technically 5 months pregnant?

is it 17 or 18 weeks? or either?

Asked by rahrahsmama at 6:50 PM on Apr. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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• 20 weeks cause im 6 and half months today and im 26 weeks

Answer by neonangel2188 at 7:07 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

• Neither... its 5 months after your LMP. For example, if your LMP was Jan 1st then you are 1 month on Feb 1st, 2 months on March 1st... and 5 months on June 1st. This is gonna cause a bunch of debates because everyone is going to say that there are 4 weeks in a month so every 4 weeks you become a new month (they will answer you question by saying "20 weeks") but you are only pregnant for 9 months 6 days (from LMP to EDD) and the way they all add it up makes it seem like you are pregnant for 10 months

Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 7:07 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

• see... told you thats what people would say

Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 7:09 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

• Thirteen weeks is 3 months which ends your 1st trimester. Remember, 4 weeks does not equal one month 4 weeks and two to three days equals one month. So, neonangel, you are actually only about 6 months, not six and a half. Basically, multiply # of months by 4, then add an extra week for every three months. So for five months x 4 weeks, add a week plus about four days, and you get around 21.5 weeks = 5 months.

Answer by Anonymous at 7:11 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

Answer by rahrahsmama at 7:18 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

• There are 4 weeks in a month. So 5 months times 4 equals 20 weeks. JMO

Answer by louise2 at 7:21 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

• Louise... how do you figure?? If there were 4 weeks in a month there would only be 28 days in a month (4 weeks mult. by 7 days in a week) and considering there is only 1 month with only 28 days, then there is more than 4 weeks in a month. Here's the math for all of you (this is a long time debate on here and it drives me INSANE)
52 divided by 12 (52 weeks in a year/ 12 months in a year) equals 4.3333 sooooo.. there are 4 1/3 weeks in a month

Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 7:57 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

• You can count by weeks, or up from your LMP, but for simplicity's sake I counted backward from my due date. So if I were due on July 1 (for example), on June 1 I'd be 8 months, on May 1 I'd be 7 months, on April 1 I'd be 6 months ... and so on. Is it technically the "correct" way, maybe not, but at least that way you end up 9 months pregnant at the end.