Try our Pregnancy Calculator to estimate a potential due date:
This online tool gives you a pretty good estimate about how far along your pregnancy has progressed. Maybe you have taken a pregnancy test at home and want to see how far along you are. Or, maybe you’re a little late and want to get some estimates on what week you might be in, so you know what to expect. In any case, this calculator helps you gauge your pregnancy and due date, though it is not as accurate as coming in for a pregnancy test and evaluation. But, it’s great for estimating your pregnancy week. Just put the date of your last period combined with the number of days in your usual period. We still hope you will request an appointment for a pregnancy test and evaluation at our medical office.
Once you determine the week of pregnancy you are in, you can have an idea of what to expect for you and your baby as you progress. What to Expect provides a helpful week-to-week pregnancy description broken into trimesters. Each week description gives you an overview of baby development with images and diagrams in addition to a list of expected symptoms you are likely to feel. A lot of women find it helpful to know what is happening to their body and the baby’s body. It can also be helpful to see some of the science behind the process. At a practical level, it’s beneficial to plan your schedule around the stages of pregnancy. For instance, many women (not all) experience the most nausea in the early stages. Knowing that stage doesn’t last long can be helpful. Also, fatigue seems to increase during the third trimester followed by a burst of energy near the due date. Planning to conserve that energy for birthing is a good idea. The calculator helps you plan.