Select the First Day of your Last Period
Pregnancy Calculator or Pregnancy Due Date Calculator helps you estimate all important pregnancy dates including conception date, end of first trimester, end of the second trimester and of course due date, the date your baby will arrive. Below in the results, you will get your answers on your baby’s development, your symptoms, important to-do’s etc.
Pregnancy Calculator FAQ’s
How is your due date calculated?
It is estimated by subtracting or counting backwards 3 months from the 1st day of your last menstrual period (LMP), then add 7 days to it. That’s your due date the following year.
Also, keep in mind that if your baby is born on your due date, he or she is actually only 38 weeks old, not 40, as your menstrual period and ovulation are counted as the first two weeks of pregnancy.
How many babies are born on their due dates?
How long is the typical pregnancy?
A normal pregnancy often lasts anywhere from 38 to 42 weeks.
Can my due date change?
Will my due date change when I have a scan?
What is the meaning of LMP in pregnancy?
LMP is the last menstrual Period. Pregnancies are dated in weeks starting from the first day of a woman’s Last Menstrual Period (LMP).
Signs of Confirmed Pregnancy
- Do all women experience early pregnancy symptoms?
- Confirmed Early Signs of Pregnancy
- Confirming your Pregnancy through a Gynaecologist
Pregnancy symptoms vary from women to women. Some women might ‘feel’ pregnant the moment they conceive and for some, the common symptoms might not be as severe. It is difficult to judge if you are pregnant or not in the first two weeks of pregnancy however physical and bodily changes start to show up after a week from conception. Your gynecologist will calculate your pregnancy from the first day of your last period. You can determine if you have conceived or not by going through a home pregnancy test, but there are certain signs and symptoms that can confirm your pregnancy. Although the signs will be subtle you will have to be extremely observant about any unusual changes you experience. Some of these changes include a loss of appetite, nausea, random body pain along with missing your period and morning sickness.
Do all women experience early pregnancy symptoms?
You might feel worried if your pregnancy is confirmed but you are not showing any symptoms. Despite the popular notion, not every woman go through the said changes, since every woman’s body is different and no two pregnancies are alike. While some may experience heartburn, nausea, breast tenderness and exhaustion for others there may be no signs at all. It is a matter of concern only when you have had the symptoms in the early stages and they vanish with ascending pregnancy. But if you had not gone through any sort of changes from the time of conception then it is not a matter to be worried about. Make sure to give your gynecologist regular visits for your prenatal checkups.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is also to be blamed for experiencing no symptoms of conception. Women who have this syndrome bypass all the signs. Although they occasionally notice soreness of the breasts, hunger pains, and morning sickness it won’t be as severe. It is not harmful to your baby’s health and will have no negative impact on the growing fetus. It is a matter of concern if you had experienced the symptoms earlier during the pregnancy but have not gotten them lately or if they suddenly vanish.
Confirmed Early Signs of Pregnancy
Here are some of the confirmed early signs of conception:
- Missing your Period:
One of the most common and well known early signs of conception is missing a period. Although it can also be caused due to stress, illness, fluctuating weight and coming off the oral contraceptive pills. With the onset of pregnancy, you will miss one menstrual cycle. But a small percentage of women also experience continuous menses throughout the course of pregnancy. Ask your gynaecologist about the differences between a normal and emergency bleeding. If your period is late and you have been trying to get pregnant then it is best to get a pregnancy test done.
Eight to twelve weeks into ovulation you may notice some amount of bleeding which may frighten or confuse you. It is not a matter of concern. When the fertilised egg attaches itself to the uterus wall, a small amount of blood is discharged. This phenomenon is commonly known as implantation bleeding and is among one of the most common and confirmed signs of pregnancy. Lasting for a day or two, the bleeding, in this case, is not very heavy. The color of the blood may vary from red, brown or pink which can be accompanied with some cramping. Again this symptom is not universally applicable and many women may not experience spotting.
Exhaustion and a feeling of being constantly tired are among one of the most experienced physical changes that pregnant women go through. Often related to a high production of a hormone called progesterone, although other factors such as low blood sugar levels, and low blood pressure along with a boost in the production of blood are also to be blamed. The dilating blood vessels make way for dizziness. It is important to get plenty of rest and eat food items that are rich in protein and iron to help overcome this feeling.
A classic sign of confirmed pregnancy, this can be experienced during the fifth or sixth week into conception. However, some women experience it within two weeks. It can occur during any time of the day and can vary from a feeling of slight faintish sensation to an overwhelming amount of nausea and vomiting. The hormonal changes in the body caused due to the onset of pregnancy is one of the causes of vomiting. However, this particular sign goes away by the thirteenth or the fourteenth week. Talk to your dietician for a complete and nutritional meal plan.
- Breast Changes:
Considered among one of the most noticeable and the first changes during confirmed pregnancy this occurs due to the hormonal changes that your body goes through. The areola ( an area around the nipples) darkens as a result. Your breasts will become swollen, tender and sore, within a week or two. It is going to take several weeks before the body will get used to the new hormonal levels.
- Frequent Urination:
The pressure of a growing uterus teamed up with new changes in the hormonal levels gives way to this particularly common symptom. Considered among one of the most common signs of confirmed pregnancies is experienced within two weeks into conception. The uterus begins to grow and rises up towards the abdominal region gives way to this sign. Rising levels of progesterone also majorly contribute towards an increased frequency for the need to urinate.
Most of the women misjudge this particular sign of pregnancy since it is very similar to that of menstrual cramps. Generally described as a sensation of your lower abdomen being pulled after a missed period, this symptom can last until the end of your delivery.
Confirming your Pregnancy through a Gynaecologist
Your health care provider will perform a pregnancy blood test, which will yield positive or negative pregnancy results depending on the detection of HCG levels. Four to six weeks after conception your gynaecologist will provide you with confirmed results of pregnancy by going through internal signs like thickening of the vaginal tissues and the softening of your uterus.
If you have observed these signs and symptoms in your body, then it is time to celebrate and welcome the new member into your lives.