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how are the trimesters divided???

I always hear different....

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:42 AM on Nov. 4, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Another common term you'll hear throughout your pregnancy is trimester. A pregnancy is divided into trimesters:

    * the first trimester is from week 1 to the end of week 12
    * the second trimester is from week 13 to the end of week 26
    * the third trimester is from week 27 to the end of the pregnancy


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • LOL...I've been pregnant twice and had no clue where the "exact" cut off points were. I could never figure it out, because 12 and 12 and 12 is only 36, which still leaves a month to go! Thanks should've answered as yourself!

    Answer by terirose22 at 2:06 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • bahaha i didnt answer as myself because everyone says differently lol.

    oh and terirose its only 36 because you are counting by calender months and not lunar months.

    1 Lunar Month=4 Weeks of 7 Days (Which is 28 days to every 1 Lunar Month)

    Doctors count in lunar months because calender months can be 28 days long 30 31 or sometimes 29.. so they aren't consistent.
    i know.. confusing.

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 2:10 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • yep Kelso's right :)

    you're pregnant for 10 lunar months if you go to your due date ;o)

    Answer by flutterfae at 2:13 AM on Nov. 4, 2008

  • this is my second pregnancy and i dont even know really..i dont see what it matters! they say that its like 9 months is a full term and each timester is 3 months but idk.. i know that after weeks 12 your not in your first anymore and after that it doesnt carry 40 weeks (or more) which is more than 9 months

    Answer by mommydabbs at 1:02 PM on Nov. 4, 2008

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