How to figure out dates... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 04-23-2011, 10:26 AM - Thread Starter
 
futuremamaheather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Framingham, MA
Posts: 561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I see people saying "I'm 4 weeks" or "I'm 6 weeks" and I try to figure out when I might expect to start feeling some of the symptoms people are talking about, and I'm just confused LOL Are people talking about weeks from their last period, or weeks from ovulation, or is there likely to be a mix of both, depending on what info people had? I've been figuring my EDD from my ovulation date, but I know that most of the time when midwives/docs talk about "weeks along" it's from last period, or two weeks(ish) before ovulation. So then I should be considering myself almost 5 weeks along now (O was almost 3 weeks ago)? Is that how it works? bag.gif


I'm Heather, newly married (12/5/10) to James! partners.gif
We are currently "mama" and "papa" to Maisy cat.gif and soon... parents to BABY NEW YEAR 2012!! babyf.gifWe're happily planning a h20homebirth.gif and intend to femalesling.GIFbfinfant.gifdiaper.gif

futuremamaheather is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 3 Old 04-23-2011, 10:31 AM
 
samstress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: so-cal
Posts: 2,236
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DDCC - yes, that's how it works.  if you know your O date (more or less), just add two weeks.  so, you're almost five weeks.  i always have a problem doing that because i knew i wasn't two weeks further along than i was saying.  why can't we just say a pregnancy last 38 weeks and count from the moment of conception (or as close as we can determine that to be).

 

congratulations to you!


mother is a verb
I GOT MY vbac.gif!!!

samstress is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 04-23-2011, 10:46 AM - Thread Starter
 
futuremamaheather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Framingham, MA
Posts: 561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks!!


I'm Heather, newly married (12/5/10) to James! partners.gif
We are currently "mama" and "papa" to Maisy cat.gif and soon... parents to BABY NEW YEAR 2012!! babyf.gifWe're happily planning a h20homebirth.gif and intend to femalesling.GIFbfinfant.gifdiaper.gif

futuremamaheather is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off