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Pregnancy Month by Month

Every expecting mother starts her journey through the nine months of pregnancy by seeking information about the development stages of her fetus and the monthly changes she will experience. It's crucial to understand the relationship between pregnancy weeks and lunar months to ensure a well-monitored and healthy pregnancy.

2 mins to read Mar 21, 2024

The Correlation Between Pregnancy Weeks and Months

Pregnancy is segmented into three trimesters, with each trimester lasting roughly three months. The term "weeks of amenorrhea" refers to the number of weeks since the last menstrual period, which is a vital metric for accurately determining the gestational age. Here's how the weeks of amenorrhea correspond to the months of pregnancy:

  • First Month: From the 1st to the 4th week.
  • Second Month: From the 5th to the 8th week.
  • Third Month: From the 9th to the 12th week.
  • Fourth Month: From the 13th to the 16th week.
  • Fifth Month: From the 17th to the 20th week.
  • Sixth Month: From the 21st to the 24th week.
  • Seventh Month: From the 25th to the 28th week.
  • Eighth Month: From the 29th to the 32nd week.
  • Ninth Month: From the 33rd week until birth.

By understanding this mapping between the weeks of amenorrhea and the months of pregnancy, mothers can enhance communication with their healthcare providers and smoothly track their pregnancy's progression.

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