Weird Technical Question

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Brooke - March 29

I was wondering how you determine which week of pregnancy you are in. For example, lets say you are 5w2d. I would have assumed that this is the 5th week of pregnancy. However, the books I am reading make it seem like that would be the 6th week because you are already 5 weeks. One example from the book is that during the 5th week it says that you should notice you missed your period. Well, I noticed mine the day after it was due which was 4w1d. Any ideas or input??

 

Heidi - March 29

They count your weeks by the first day of your last period. I know, this threw me off too cus when I went in for my first appt I was like, I'm two weeks pg. She asked when the first day of my last period was and I told her and she's like, no, you're 5 weeks. So if you remember your first period start date, count every week from there. Then you'll know where you're at. Your doc will tell you at your first appt too, unless you're unsure of your lmp.

 

nix - March 29

you determine which week you are in by counting from the first day of your last period. So theoretically, at four weeks you should have gotten or missed your period. The books and stuff say that because when you are in your five weeks 2 days or something, they say your in your sixth week, like it's the year 2005 but we're in the 21st century.. you know what i mean?? I hope this helps a little.

 

PP - March 29

I think what you are talking about is also the whole I am 23 weeks but I am in my 24th week. Technically if you are 5 weeks 2 days then you are 5 weeks pregnant or in your 6th week.

 

Brooke - March 29

Thanks! That is what I was wanting to know. So, I guess I am 4 weeks pregnant, but in my 5th week. Wow, this is all confusing. So when I read what is going on with my baby, I should be reading Week 5 for this week?!

 

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