Due Date Calculator
A due date calculator will show the correct expect date of baby’s. Everyone can use this pregnancy calculator to find the due date. This method uses the date of last period or the date she got pregnant. The due date helps to plan and it helps for the doctor to give you and your baby the best care. But it’s fully an estimate. The due date will also change.
What is a pregnancy calculator?
A due date calculator helps to find the estimate date when the baby will be born. By calculating due date, you and doctor will have an idea of baby’s birthday. But they should also keep in mind that the due date is only an estimate. Very some of the babies will correctly born on the day they were due.
Knowing the due date is good for several reasons. It helps the parents to plan and prepare for the baby’s arrival. It also helps the doctor to get essential information they need to monitor the health and the baby’s health.
The mother can calculate the due date at home itself by using different methods. But these pregnancy caculators will not accurate always. It may differ. When you visit the doctor, they will give some other a different due date which is based on the size of the baby on ultrasound and the date of the last period.
What is a due date?
It will take mostly 38 weeks (266 days) for babies to develop fully in the womb. The due date is the day where the mother will expected to give birth based on this 38 weeks gestation process.
But keep in mind that the doctor will consider a pregnancy to be full-term anywhere from 37 to 42 weeks of gestation. Babies can be born at any time, and some factors will play a role in decide when the mother go into labor and when the baby will be born.
Can I calculate gestation age by growth of baby?
Yes, growth of your baby coincides with the gestation age in a healthy pregnancy. In fact, before the introduction of ultrasound, doctors used the height of uterus as only measure of growth of baby. As your baby grows the height of uterus increases. As soon as you cross twelve weeks of pregnancy you can feel the uterus in the lower abdomen. At 20 weeks the fundus of uterus touches the umbilicus. Later on the growth fills the flanks along with increase in height.
How do I calculate my due date?
The mother will calculate the due date by using various methods:
The date of the last period
Calculate the due date if you know the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) before getting pregnant. The due date is 40 weeks after the day of beginning date of the last period.
This method is a better way to identify when the baby will born because most of the women remember the 1st day of their period. But this will not always be accurate, especially if the mother will have an irregular menstrual cycle or are on birth control.
The date of conceived (Pregnancy Calculator)
If the mother knows the exact day of conceived, then they can use that ideology to find out when will be the baby is due. Calculate ahead 38 weeks from the day of getting pregnant. That day will be the due date.
This method is only correct if the mother id sure about the date they got pregnant. For accurate day the mother must know the day when she ovulated. Ovulation occurs when the ovaries release an egg. Every woman ovulates about 14 days after the getting of period 1st day.
How do I calculate my due date if I had IVF?
If you do embryo cryopreservation and in vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant, you can use the IVF- embryo transfer date to calculate the due date of pregnancy. If the doctor transferred the embryos after five days of egg collection, then calculate ahead 261 days from the transfer date.
If the doctor is transferred the embryos three days after egg collection, then calculate 263 days to determine due date. On the transfer day, the doctor will calculate the due date and inform about that to you.
How accurate is a pregnancy calculator?
A due date calculator is fully an estimate. The doctor will examine the mother and the developing fetus to confirm the due date.
To get a more correct date of when the baby will be born, the doctor will guide an ultrasound. During an ultrasound, the doctor will measure the baby. These measurements help the doctor to calculate the baby’s gestational age and confirm the due date.
How do I calculate my due date if I don’t know the date of my last period?
If the mothers don’t know the date of the last period or date when they conceived, get a counsel with doctor. They will do a test, which will mostly include a prenatal ultrasound, to identify how far along the mother are in pregnancy.
What is a reverse pregnancy calculator?
A reverse due date calculator is helpful if the mother is already know about the due date and you want to find out when you got pregnant. To identify that date when they conceived, just subtract 266 days from the expected delivery date. The mother will probably get pregnant around that day.
Can my due date change?
Due dates are only an estimate. The doctors will consider a pregnancy to be full term after 37 weeks. So, keep in mind that the mother will deliver the baby before or after the due date.
When you see the doctor for an ultrasound, they may tell about the due date has changed. Sometimes the baby’s measurements show that they need to add some more time to stay in the mother womb. Or, if the baby is larger than expected based on the due date, the doctor may adjust the due date to make it a few days before itself.