Probably a stupid question...

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by Lauren84, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    ...but, why is it we're always told women are pregnant for 9 months when in actual fact it's 10?

    I'm 28 weeks, 7 months tomorrow but i have 12 weeks until me edd?? Am u being completely stupid?? :-/ xx
     
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    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Lol because not every month is exactly 4 weeks so you divide 40 weeks by 9 to get how many 'weeks' is a month 4.44444444444444 and then the amount of weeks you are you divide by 4.4444444444 and that gives you how many months you are. But yes I agree really it's 10 months!!!! X
     
  3. babyslog

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    I was also thinking this as im 10months pregnant lmaoo!

    I was never good at maths! Xx
     
  4. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    Lol glad I'm not the o my one babyslog!

    Thanks k8_005! That makes sense but its more 10 months! X
     
  5. Kelly450

    Kelly450 Well-Known Member

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    My conception date was said to be november 1st.. that means dec 1st was 1 month.
    Jan 2 months
    Feb 3 months
    March 4 months
    April 5 months
    May 6 months
    June 7 months
    July 8 months and august 9 months!? And my due date is august 8th. Where does month 10 come in!? Xx

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  6. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

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    Count the weeks tho..
     
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    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Most ppl count a month as four weeks so 40 /4 is 10 months....that's the confusion x
     
  8. Kelly450

    Kelly450 Well-Known Member

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    Oh! Ok. I never look at it that way as I get paid 4 weekly and know theres one month of the year I get paid twice yay! It still means, looking at my dates, that im pregnant for 9 months and 1 week lol x

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  9. Tigger87

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    13 weeks is 3 months. So at 26 weeks you are 6 months pregnant, so at 28 weeks your actually 6 and a half months.

    The only month that is 4 weeks long is February, all the other months are either 30 or 31, so almost 4 and a half weeks.
     

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