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Can any one explain this to me?<br>
My midwife counted the weeks and told me last week that I am 1 week farther along than I thought I was. I have spent the last few days trying to figure out how she came to that conclusion.<br><br>
Do you start counting week #1 ON THE DAY of your last period or at the end of that week. For example: my last period was 6/17.<br>
Do I say "ok this is #1 ON 6/17 or 6/24?" I would say that week #1 is completed on 6/24.<br><br>
If my last period was 6/17, how far along am I as of now??<br><br>
Thanks. This should be simple. I don't know why I have so many issues with this!<br><br>
Amy
 

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I went to <a href="http://www.amazingpregnancy.com" target="_blank">www.amazingpregnancy.com</a> and did their pregnancy calculator. If your cycles were 28 days long, it says you will start your 13th week tomorrow (tuesday)--in other words you'll be 13 weeks.<br><br>
I have a friend who is pregnant and she says "i just completed my 12th week, i am starting my 13th week"--I just say I'm 13 weeks, she would say 12 weeks. My midwives do it the same way i do.
 

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Thanks mamaley,<br><br>
I'm not quite sure where my midwife got her figure from. She said I was already 13 weeks and this week I'd be 14. I think she miscaulated. I have to ask her next time.<br><br>
Thanks again,<br>
Amy
 

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Mamaley, I'm like your friend. You don't say your child is a year old until he has completed his first full year, thus I don't say that I'm 14 weeks pregnant until I have completed that 14th week. That's how they do it at my doctor's office too.<br><br>
Although, I'll admit that with my first I did it your way. I always wanted to seem as far along as possible. Now, with #3, I'm doing good to know what day of the week it is, let alone how far along I am.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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On the little wheel thing they use to figure it out, it assumes a 28 day cycle, and they start counting from the first day of your last period.<br><br>
There's often a mark to start counting from estimated day of conception, so if you know what day you did the deed that caught, you can just use plus two days after that date and the conception-date start. This is going to be a tad more accurate if you don't have a 28 day cycle and are sure about the timing of conception.<br><br>
When it comes down to it, though, it's no big deal. Only like six percent of babies are born on their estimated due date anyway, which just goes to show it's a really ballpark figure.
 
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