Due Date Predictions Can Assist You To Become
involving the date of your last period and the normal length of your
that this information is available, all you need to do, in
40 weeks to the first day of your last period and you can generally
your pregnancy due date with
sufficient accuracy to be
close to the day your Doctor is likely to
you need to be very careful if you are going put any
on the day you predict because a baby born only three weeks earlier
official pregnancy due date is
as being premature!
the subject of prematurity,
babies born as early as 24 weeks from
they were conceived are still regarded as being viable even if they
little as two or three pounds!
rates are good nowadays because
wonderful advances in modern medical care in Western societies.
babies very obligingly arrive within the two to three week window
around their predicted pregnancy due date!
make the most of it, because you'll soon find that once they emerge
into the World they're no longer anywhere near as obliging in all sorts
When is my due
date? Remember, accuracy is vital!
|OK, you can get a reasonable
indication of your pregnancy due date by calculating it
this is NOT recommended except for preliminary
guidance, but until you get
from your Doctor, you can't really start making your own
While it's always best to seek expert
advice from a qualified medical person, there are also many websites
that can automatically
calculations for you.
You just need to enter the first day of your last
and the average length of your menstrual cycle and you can get an
indication of your pregnancy due date.
The United Kingdom's BBC Website is our favourite for
this because, as it's a
non-commercial site, it gives a lot of useful unbiased
addition to just predicting your pregnancy
you've got a reliable date, all you
need to do is to wait for your new baby to be a nice obedient child and
woman monitors her
periods accurately enough to know the exact date when her last one
started and the average length of her monthly cycle may also
be a bit
But it's no great problem because even if your dates are as
weeks out and therefore the predicted pregnancy
due date is initially quite wrong when you first
it, other signs
and symptoms rapidly appear as your pregnancy progresses
so that an
Doctor will be
able to home in on the true date soon enough to
ensure that you
taking the right action at the right time.
about 92% of babies
are born within a few days of the official pregnancy
due date so once your personal information is properly
established you can
start to feel pretty confident that your baby will be born in time for
Christmas or will be old enough for you to take him
or her on an Easter vacation maybe
want to plan for the wonderful times to come.
due date calculations can also have a hidden benefit if you
starting to think about becoming pregnant although you will
on your own calculations or get the information from a website that
can automatically compute if for you.
Again, the BBC Website is particularly
helpful with top tips on how
to recognise the most fertile time of your cycle. To find out this
information, you simply proceed exactly as directed to find your
pregnancy due date but as you're not pregnant, make sure that the first
day of your last period was only 3 weeks before.
Obviously you're not using this method to find your pregnancy due date
but to predict when during your menstrual cycle
you will be
to be ovulating and therefore most likely to be able to
you choose to manually compute the information,
the arithmetic is based on the first day of your last period together
expected length of your menstrual cycle.
you are most likely to ovulate within two or three days either side of
mid-point of your cycle.
an example, if
your monthly cycle is
28 days and the first day of your period is the 1st of the month, the
to have sex would be between the 12th and 16th although the rest of the
is not to be neglected provided you give it your best
window of opportunity!
need to recalculate
each month to determine when you are most likely to be ovulating but
once you get the hang of it, it becomes a very simple
you're both in your
got a 20-25% chance
of getting pregnant each month, especially if you take full advantage
'prime time' around the middle of your cycle.
within 4 or 5
months you could easily
have already received
your official pregnancy
you both are, the
less likely it is that you will conceive this quickly although it is
show that 95% of all couples who are seriously
a baby will finally succeed even if it takes ages and most people seem
the 'effort' involved anyway!
average 20% of women will
fail to get pregnant in the first year, the vast majority will
given their all-important pregnancy due
that there is NO substitute
for expert medical advice, but you can get a 'sneak preview' of your
that has an online calculator facility and you can definitely use one
sites to give a good indication of when will be the most advantageous
during your monthly cycle to really try your best to become pregnant!
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