I’m Pregnant, When am I Due?

A view of a calendar where a woman is trying to calculate her pregnancy due date
A view of a calendar where a woman is trying to calculate her pregnancy due date

I'm Pregnant, When Am I Due?

“When did I get pregnant?” and “When is my due date?”

The positive pregnancy test answers the, “Am I pregnant?” question.  But sometimes one answered question creates so many new questions, doesn’t it? Like, “When did I get pregnant?” and “When is my due date?” Important questions, with connected answers.

As you talk about pregnancy – or read about it – you will hear the term, “LMP” often. This refers to the first day of your “Last Menstrual Period.” Your pregnancy will be dated from this date. There’s a good reason for this.  Most women keep track of when they start their periods; however, they don’t know exactly when they ovulate. Dating a pregnancy by your last menstrual period fixes this problem and makes sure we are all using the same dating system.

From this date, your “Estimated Due Date” is exactly 40 weeks after the first day of your LMP.

This all lines up like clockwork – for some people.

Keep in mind this is an estimated due date, not a guaranteed due date.  There may be other factors involved that need to be considered.

A free ultrasound, early in the pregnancy, is the best way to answer the question, “When am I due?”. Measurements taken during this early ultrasound are valid and remove any confusion that an LMP – especially an LMP with an irregular period – may leave.

Want to leave the guessing and counting behind and get a definite answer? There’s an easy and FREE way to do that. Call Alcove Health Women’s Clinic today.  Make your free and confidential appointment today – for a pregnancy test and ultrasound – so you can have correct answers to all your questions. You deserve medically accurate information so you can make the best decision for your reproductive health. We can help with that. Call 757-591-8141 today.

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By Sherri, Client Advocate

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