weeks vs months

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2006wedding Posts: 965
sorry girls. this has probs been posted before and probably just shows me up as being stupid :-8 but am getting confused about how many months pregnant compared to how many weeks pregnant! Just read a post which says 18 -22 weeks are 5 months, whereas I would have presumed 20 weeks was 5 months? just wondering how the pregnancy books work out 18-22 wks=5months? THanks! *)
Idina Posts: 1289
Hi, this is because a month is only 4 weeks in february, april, june, September and November are 4 weeks +2 days and the rest are 4 weeks + 3 days.
Munchie1 Posts: 50
18 weeks you are in your fifth month. for months count 4 weeks as month. I am 32 weeks so I would say that I am seven months pregnant i.e completed, I am in my eight month. I hope that makes sense. There was a post on this yesterday that explained it
swissgirl Posts: 2301
I think everyone finds it confusing and it depends on yourself. When I talk in months I count back from my due date. So I am due on 01/05/08 so on the 01/10/07 I will be 2 months. Other people go by their pregnancy books which is also a good way - which is also a good way.
notlongtogo Posts: 5040
[quote="swissgirl":28ew4wxi]I think everyone finds it confusing and it depends on yourself. When I talk in months I count back from my due date. So I am due on 01/05/08 so on the 01/10/07 I will be 2 months. Other people go by their pregnancy books which is also a good way - which is also a good way.[/quote:28ew4wxi] Thats how i do it too, im 24 weeks which some people take as 6 months 24/4 = 6 but im actually not 6 months for another nearly 2 weeks - 08th Oct. If you were a month every 4 weeks you would be pregnant for 10 months (40 weeks)
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