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What does gestation mean?

Does it mean the day you had sex and the development from that day on?

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ohprettymommy

Asked by ohprettymommy at 12:12 PM on Mar. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It literally just means the period of time from conception to birth for a embryo/fetus
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 12:14 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • how old the fetus is
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:45 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • how old the fetus is from when? The day the sperm entered your body?
    ohprettymommy

    Comment by ohprettymommy (original poster) at 1:47 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • not JUST when sperm entered, but when it fertilized with the egg. gestation is how old the fetus is from when it became a zygote (fertilized egg) to the birth. that is what i gather
    Liz4Life

    Answer by Liz4Life at 3:02 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • I think it's something like conception to birth.
    _Tam_

    Answer by _Tam_ at 11:28 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • I think conception (sperm fertilizing egg)
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 2:12 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • It's from implantation to the birth of your baby.
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 7:48 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1362&bih=555&rlz=1R2SKPT_enUS406&defl=en&q=define:gestation&sa=X&ei=EBeGTa67JYKE0QGN1tDSCA&ved=0CBQQkAE

    Here is the definition. I always go to Google. Typed in "Define gestation". And this is it.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:03 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • MomtoJack04 is correct.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 2:14 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

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