I Get Asked This Alot And Dont Know The Answer

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Ameigh - November 23

hey! =D, my names ameigh (amy) and im 33 weeks pregnant.. and alot of people ask me how far i am.. and since most people dont understand right away how far you if you say in weeks, i say to them im 8 months... but then people think im due December 6th, when im due January 6th... i dont understand why people say women are pregnant for 9 months when really its 40 weeks and thats 10 months.. is there any scientific kind of reason we say that or something :S...... cuz i go to school still and pretty much everyday get asked several times by several people and i dont like trying to explain this story 20x a day... and plus i wanna know too.

 

Bonnie - November 23

It's not really 10 months because there are more than 4 weeks in a month (every month has extra days). The best way to tell them is either by weeks or just simply count how many months you are from when you conceived.

 

Jbear - November 23

There's 4.3 weeks in a month, if that helps. When people ask how far along you are, tell them your due date and let them do the math. That's great that you're still going to school...are you planning to stay home after Christmas vacation or go back right after you have your baby?

 

ameigh - November 23

after christmas, since im under 16 i "have" to be getting some kind of schooling.. so when the babys 6 weeks im being transfered to another school that has a young moms program, from 1-3pm, we bring the babys with us and its just a cla__s with other young moms. on monday and friday we just do things and play with babys and on tuesday to thursday, we go into the room beside the daycare or place where the babys are and do work well older (kinda of like professional babysitter people or something) girls watch them for the 2 hours.. and if were needed were just in the next room :).. its kinda cool

 

Med Student - November 24

I would recommend "The Girfriend's Guide To Pregnancy" by Vicki Iovine. It is the most hilarious book I ever read and it helped me get through my pregnancy. The 40 week thing (which actually makes no sense no matter what anyone says) is something she makes jokes about through the whole book. Hope you enjoy it!

 

Brittany - November 25

You will never get around explaining to people that have never been pregnant before the whole 4+ weeks in a month thing but for your own personal mind set...The timeline is like this: Month 1 = Weeks 1-4 Month 2 = Weeks 5-8 Month 3 = Weeks 9-13 Month 4 = Weeks 14-17 Month 5 = Weeks 18-21 Month 6 = Weeks 22-26 Month 7 = Weeks 27-30 Month 8 = Weeks 31-35 Month 9 = Weeks 36-40

 

a lot - November 25

a lot not alot

 

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