How to Convert Pregnancy Weeks to Months?

As we know, nowadays pregnancy is counted in weeks, but it was not always so. In the past it was not weeks of pregnancy but months of pregnancy , and this can confuse the woman’s head a little. What month am I pregnant with? The weeks of pregnancy can be counted in months, just follow a reasoning. Well, the pregnancy is usually 240 days, those counted from the first day of menstruation . But do you know why it is so and how to convert weeks to months ?

Why the Change from Months to Gestational Weeks?

Because not all organisms are exactly the same, and depending on the woman’s cycle, the fertile period can change . Some have ovulation on the 10th day while others have ovulation on the 18th day of the cycle and it is not known when the conception actually took place.

So the doctors studied and decided to put a pattern of weeks of pregnancy, so it would be known exactly at what stage the pregnancy would be at that moment. With the evolution of the ultrasound method , it can be said that it is also easier to identify the fetus by the weeks of pregnancy , as saying only the months in the ultrasound report would be very vague.

Imagine in the report written like this: three months pregnant. Yes, how long exactly? At the end or at the beginning of the 3rd month? So it makes sense doesn’t it? These are details that can be confirmed through morphological ultrasound.  Well, it’s weird to start counting even if there is no pregnancy in itself, but this way it is much closer to reality to calculate the date of delivery and after you get used to counting the weeks of pregnancy instead of the months it becomes much easier to understand . As it is difficult to explain to those who had a baby at the time when the pregnancy was being counted and not by weeks of pregnancy, I made this table to illustrate well and then show it to the mother, aunt or grandmother.

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Months and Weeks of Pregnancy in Months

 

Division of Weeks

Usually these weeks are separated by quarters, so they would go like this:

  • 1st to 12th weeks = 1st trimester
  • 13th to 26th weeks = 2nd trimester
  • 27th to 40th weeks = 3rd trimester

When DUM Accounts Don’t Match with Ultrasound

But what if the ultrasound doesn’t match the doctor’s bills by the date of the last menstrual period? It is simple, the ultrasound is that it verifies in fact what stage the pregnancy is and therefore the weeks of pregnancy of the initial ultrasound report must be taken into consideration.

It is important to know the date of menstruation to know which day of the week completes the weeks of pregnancy so for example: If your period came on a day 05 on Monday, you will probably complete weeks on every Monday. It seems to be complicated, but talk to your doctor and he will guide you in a way that there will be no doubt to find out the likely date of delivery.

Hope this helps! bjokas

See also: Week-to-week fetal development  and the Pregnancy Calculator

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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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