Doubt of 8 out of 10 women who just got their positive, is how to calculate the date of delivery . It looks like an ET account, a number of numbers and formulas that even seem to be impossible to deal with as the doctor does. Even for them, calculating the probable date of delivery (DPP) can be a somewhat complicated task, but the fact is that calculating the date of delivery can be easy if we use some methods.
The pregnancy lasts approximately 280 days and for some women more (due to ovulation and delayed implantation ) and for others less if they have short cycles. However, the difference is not very big.
Childbirth Calculation Information
Calculate the date of delivery, assuming that the woman should know the date of the last menstruation, the famous LMP. The dum is essential for regulated women, with which it will be possible to calculate exactly when the baby will be able to come into the world and also from when the woman should be attentive to the signs of delivery.
This is due to the aforementioned term of 280 days. For a baby, being born with a 38- to 42-week pregnancy term is normal and safe. Above or below that, it can cause problems for the baby, such as being born prematurely and his lung not being mature enough, or going into fetal distress due to the delay of delivery.
How to Calculate Delivery Date by LMP
To calculate the date of birth for the last period , we must subtract the day cycle you have the 280 days. If, for example, it is 28 days, the account would be as follows:
- Set the date of your last period = September 1, 2015
- Add 07 days = 01 + 07 = September 08
- Subtract 90 days or 3 months = July 8, 2015
- Add another year = July 8, 2016
So, due to menstruation, I would have my baby on July 8, 2016. This is if the date of menstruation is the correct one and there is no difference between the date of the actual ovulation and the date that should have happened.
Usually women with irregular cycles can only know the date of their baby’s expected birth through ultrasound . The best ultrasound to take into account is the first of all, best if done before the 9th week of pregnancy . She will tell you with certainty when the baby was conceived, the exact fetal age. Unless you are having your first ultrasound at an advanced gestational age (more than 20 weeks ), it is possible to determine with certainty the date the baby was conceived, or at least the most likely days.
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Table for Determining the Expected Date for Childbirth
The following table was taken from the book Pregnant and Beautiful. As there were no calculators available on the internet, this was the way I made sure of the bills that the doctor made. It always worked out right, even if there was an extreme difference at the end of the pregnancy. Just check the date of the last menstruation (month and day) above and the expected date of delivery below.
And finally, to facilitate, the date of delivery calculator . They are reliable as long as they have regular cycles. Several sites have this birth calculator, but right here on the site you will find a very complex one that shows even when the trimester ends and when the baby was probably conceived.
We must always remember that the account can vary 15 days more or less and thus monitor if the date exceeds. Also talk to your doctor about the date of delivery and any differences you may have from ultrasound and LMP. Some days are tolerable for disagreement, it is not a problem. But when the difference exceeds 1 week, it must be taken into account when calculating the date of delivery. You can use the Changing Diapers calculator by clicking here .
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Key Information Box:
- The pregnancy lasts approximately 280 days and for some women more (due to ovulation and delayed implantation) and for others less if they have short cycles.
- Calculate the date of delivery, assuming that the woman should know the date of the last menstruation , the famous LMP.
- Usually women with irregular cycles can only know the date of their baby’s expected birth through ultrasound .
- We must always remember that the account can vary 15 days more or less and thus monitor if the date exceeds.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.