When Is My Due Date?
It is quite easy to calculate
your due date with the many tools now available. You can also use a
very quick formula to do it in about 5 minutes!
Due Date Calculation
Simple FormulaNormal pregnancy last 40weeks or 280 days from
the Last Normal Menstrual Period(LMP). So by adding 40 weeks to your
LMP, you have the due date. That is no math to do now! There is a simple
formula then to estimate this called Naegele’s formula. It is
ridiculously simple to do using your LMP!
Due Date = ( LMP day + 7 days) – 3 months
Example LMP= February 15. Due Date= (February 15 + 7days) – 3 months
=February 22 – 3 months = November 22!
Just go behind 3 months from February.That is your due date!
Limitations of this formula
all due date estimation, this formula does not pinpoint your accurate
due date. It also assumes a 28 day cycle to get the estimate and does
not give specifics about different groups. Nevertheless, it is still a
good one for simple calculations.
Due Date Calculator
that math bogs your head at this time, you may want to use an online
due date calculator. You just enter your LMP and it calculates it for
You can use the WebMD due date calculator
UltrasoundToday, ultrasound is also available to give you an estimate of the due date. You read well, all give but an estimate.
Will I Deliver On My Estimated Due Date?
Most likely NO!! Very few women actually deliver on the specific date
given. The truth is that is is difficult to use calculations to
determine when those uterine muscles will start off. So why use the due
date then? It gives you a good idea about when to receive your baby. you
can deliver about 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after that date and it is
still normal. About 80% will deliver within 10 days before or after the
due date. Please do not tremble when you cross your due date by a few
days. Delayed pregnancy is pregnancy after 42 weeks not pregnancy after
the due date!
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