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This due dates thing???

I just calculated the old fashioned 9 months into weeks. And that comes to 36 weeks. But I here on cafemom you go to 40 or 42 weeks? That is 10, 101/2 months pregnant? So women are pergnant for 10 months now?

 It couldn't have changed that much sense I had kids.  I am confused


Asked by louise2 at 5:48 AM on Mar. 8, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • ROFL they lie and call it 9 months cause really no one knows the first month but yeah 40 weeks is ten months and I knew the 3rd week.. They like to give you false hope that it is only 9 months..

    Answer by Punkslilncs at 7:04 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • I remember thinking that when i was pregnant too. but they go more by weeks then months but it is actually 10 months

    Answer by jenn4443 at 6:20 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • I is 40 weeks that you are pregnant. 40 weeks that the dr. gives you for a due date. You can go on to be 42 if the baby isn't ready.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 6:07 AM on Mar. 8, 2011

  • lol
    * Of course a month is not usually 4 weeks.

    10 months would be only 4-week months.

    The EDD is an estimate (that's what the "E" stands for) and it's the mid-point within the (average) due period (38-42 weeks).

    Many women are pregnant 11 months by your method of counting.


    Answer by doulala at 1:33 PM on Mar. 8, 2011