How Long Am I Pregnant?

Some different symptoms appear, breasts larger than normal, morning nausea start to occur and menstrual delay is noticed. Make a pharmacy pregnancy test and positive !! Congratulations you are pregnant !! And soon the doubt comes, how long have I been pregnant?

The changes in the body in the first few days are not always noticeable and are easily confused with PMS symptoms , especially for those who suffer monthly with very strong symptoms such as cramps, severe headaches and nausea as well. These symptoms can also occur in the first gestational days.

According to experts, the symptoms only usually appear around 15 to 20 days after fertilization . The account that will give you the answer of how long this pregnant woman has been carried out from the date of her last menstruation also called by the gynecologist / obstetrician of DUM and so will be named on her prenatal card as identification.

Everyone knows that a pregnancy should last around 9 months, of course there are risks of premature birth, but this is the expected time. However, your gynecologist will not do the gestational calculations for how many months you are, but for how many weeks.

Some believe that there was this change to tie the heads of mothers who cannot understand these accounts, much less how many weeks is such a month. But believe me, the purpose of this change is to define more precisely the time of management of the fetus, since each week the fetus undergoes major and important changes in development such as the formation of the heart, the separation of the fingers and toes and the appearance From the eyes. The gestational count over weeks came to allow the parents and the obstetrician to follow the baby’s exact development.

How to Calculate Pregnancy Time?

The calculation that will inform the time of pregnancy is the date of the last menstruation, just as we have already informed. However, it is impossible to know the exact date that the sperm fertilized the egg and give an exact date, but through the ultrasound examination it is possible to check the fetal development and inform the gestational week that they are.

In the first ultrasound, which usually occurs at the request of the gynecologist around the 7th week, the gestational sac and embryo measurements will be checked. The examination apparatus itself will do the calculations using graphs that will inform how many gestational weeks the embryo has . With the report of the ultrasound exam, your gynecologist will be able to check the information to see if it matches the passages in the consultation, as with the expected date of conception.

By calculating the time of pregnancy , an expected date for the baby’s birth will be noted. This date is informed when, according to medical calculations, the pregnancy completes 40 weeks. Bearing in mind that this is not the time limit for the baby to be born, nor should it cause concern or the need for a cesarean for this reason, after all the baby can be born up to 42 weeks, obviously being duly accompanied by the doctor.

Because a specific date of fertilization is not possible, the calculation is likely to have date errors for less or more than the exact date, so the baby may take a little longer to be born and people think it is passing the hour. Many women also with their irregular menstrual cycles do not know how to inform when is their correct fertile period or even the exact date of their last menstruation, which interferes with the medical calculation to inform the gestational time.

It is also worth noting that pregnancy does not always occur on the day of conception, as sperm can survive in the female reproductive system for about 5 to 7 days and fertilization only occurs days later when you ovulate. This fact does not guarantee 100% certainty in the case of calculus when the woman remembers the day of conception, as it did not necessarily occur on this exact day.

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See also:  How to Calculate Pregnancy Time? – Understand the Medical Calculation

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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.

Dr. Alexis Hart

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.

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