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September 20th, 2011, 08:25 AM
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People keep asking me how many months I am, and I can never figure it out. According to the JM calendar, I am 125 days today, and I will be 18 weeks tomorrow. So does that make me 4 or 5 months pregnant? So confused, why can't everyone just go by weeks?
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September 20th, 2011, 08:28 AM
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20wks is 5mo, so you are 4mo 2wks pregnant and will be 5mo when you hit 20wks
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September 20th, 2011, 08:38 AM
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I agree with Summer completely that 20 weeks is COMPLETED 5 months and that's what people should reference. It makes sense. However, according to the book "Your Pregnancy Week by Week", starting at 17 weeks, you're considered 5 months. This references the month your IN or the month you're working on. I don't know. I wish people would all just go by weeks. Its so much easier.
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September 20th, 2011, 08:44 AM
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I always just answer in weeks, let them do their own math haha
Rachael wife to Shaun, mommy to Jarrett (11) Serenity (3) and Beauden (born 3/3/12) stepmom to Kamryn (9)
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September 20th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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I agree with Summer too. Weeks are so much easier to keep track of!
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September 20th, 2011, 09:40 AM
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I usually answer in weeks as well. Most people have an understanding that 20 weeks is half way.
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September 20th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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I never know months either lol and I say weeks but mil always says I don't want weeks hoe many months I'm like really I have no clue I do weeks it's easier but usually reply with I guess I'm in my 4th month
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September 20th, 2011, 10:24 AM
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i dp weeks, but i'd consider myself 4 months until i hit 20 weeks

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September 20th, 2011, 10:28 AM
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at 18 weeks i said i was 4.5 months so ill start saying 5months at 20 weeks ( omg on Saturday!!! )

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September 20th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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I always get the same answer and being an economist, one would think I can do the math but uh no! I'm not even sure how many months are in a pregnancy. I always assumed 9, but JM calendar has 10! At least, now I know that as of Thursday, I can answer 5 months.

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September 20th, 2011, 10:49 AM
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1st Trimester =
Month 0 = Week 0-4
Month 1 = Week 5-8
Month 2 = Week 9-12
Month 3 = Week 13

2nd Trimester =
Month 3 = Week 14-17
Month 4 = Week 18-21
Month 5 = Week 22-25
Month 6 = Week 26-27

3rd Trimester =
Month 6 = Week 28-30
Month 7 = Week 31-34
Month 8 = Week 35-38
Month 9 = Week 39-42

So accoding to my chart, your toward the the begining of 4th month.
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September 20th, 2011, 11:07 AM
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I am 21 weeks (tomorrow) and I've been telling everyone I am 4 months...although I think I need to say I am 5 months! hehe Wow, where has the time gone?
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September 20th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lovemykiddos! View Post
I always just answer in weeks, let them do their own math haha
That was totally my thought when I read the original post!
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September 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
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What to Expect When You're Expecting states that the 4th month is weeks 14-17, but you wouldn't say you were 4 months until the completion of the 17th week - much like your child's first year will be months 0-12, but you wouldn't call him a year old until he completes month 12. It says the 5th month is 18-22 weeks, so I won't consider myself 5 months until I have completed the 22nd week.

I know just about every website or book has a different chart (and so many people just divide by 4 saying that there are 4 weeks in a month - when there are actually 4 weeks and 3 days [give or take] so that's flawed maths). However, this is the book my doctor has asked me to go by, so I will. =]

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September 20th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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I definitely just answer in weeks! It would be easier if months just had 4 weeks each! Lol

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September 21st, 2011, 09:27 AM
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only tell people by weeks. i thought it was very strange, before i had kids, when my best friend spoke about her pregnancy in weeks. so i think it's just unfamiliar for folks who haven't been through it. i suppose tracking it in weeks is newer, in the long run, than calling it by months? anyway, sometimes people ask how many months i am, and i still tell them weeks. i've had only a few people ask like, "well how many months is 30 weeks?". then i estimate.
i'd call 18 weeks 4 or maybe 4-1/2 months.
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September 21st, 2011, 10:43 PM
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I was thinking about this the other day too. The book the dr gave me says month 5 is weeks 17-20 and because all the different answers, I think I will just stick to weeks answers as well.

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