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# How many months are you pregnant for?

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:50 PM
• 61 Replies

## Poll

### Question: How many months are you pregnant for?

Options:

9 months

10 months

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I see so many women on here say that pregnancy is 10 months....which absolutely baffles my mind.  Anyways, I was just wondering how many women actually think that so I decided to start a poll. Thanks ladies!

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:53 PM

I would love for someone to explain how 40 weeks = 10 months ??

laurie,

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:53 PM

doctors count from the first day of your last period...

like i had my last one in march.. and in april i missed it... so they count pregnancy from the last time your eggs were released.

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:54 PM

LOL, I'll tell you how they explain it...they say 4 weeks in a month.....40 divided by 4 = 10....but there's not actually 4 weeks in a month.   BUT, that is how I see sooo many women on here explain that.  Anyways, I just wanted to see if the majority of women believe there's 9 months in pregnancy or 10.

Quoting briezysmommy:

I would love for someone to explain how 40 weeks = 10 months ??

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Uhhmmm, I thought it was LMP.. last MISSED period. Hence, your pregnant. Am I the dummy because now I'm really confused?!?

Quoting brandy0613:

doctors count from the first day of your last period...

like i had my last one in march.. and in april i missed it... so they count pregnancy from the last time your eggs were released.

laurie,

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:56 PM

That's my point. A month is not exactly 4 weeks. That's why it's 9 months. Right?

Quoting JessMomof2boys:

LOL, I'll tell you how they explain it...they say 4 weeks in a month.....40 divided by 4 = 10....but there's not actually 4 weeks in a month.   BUT, that is how I see sooo many women on here explain that.  Anyways, I just wanted to see if the majority of women believe there's 9 months in pregnancy or 10.

Quoting briezysmommy:

I would love for someone to explain how 40 weeks = 10 months ??

laurie,

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:57 PM

It is only nine months, there is 4.35 weeks in a month!

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:57 PM

I've always heard that it is actually 10 months but the first month isn't really counted when you think about it. The first month starts on the first day of you last period and within 2 weeks you actually become pregnant. That is how it is always been explained to me.

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:58 PM

LMP= last menstrual period.  it starts from the date of your last period...

Quoting briezysmommy:

Uhhmmm, I thought it was LMP.. last MISSED period. Hence, your pregnant. Am I the dummy because now I'm really confused?!?

Quoting brandy0613:

doctors count from the first day of your last period...

like i had my last one in march.. and in april i missed it... so they count pregnancy from the last time your eggs were released.

.imperfection is beauty.

.madness is genius && it's better to be.
.absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 7:58 PM

They don't really count from the first day of your last period. That's just the date they use to calculate your due date.  Like my LMP was July 25th.  But my due date is May 1st.  which is 9 months and like 6 days.....but I didn't get pregnant the first day of my period..which is what those 6 days account for.

Quoting brandy0613:

doctors count from the first day of your last period...

like i had my last one in march.. and in april i missed it... so they count pregnancy from the last time your eggs were released.

by on Dec. 7, 2008 at 8:00 PM

wow, I'm surprised at the percentage of women who voted 10 months...