As a new mommy, you must be excited about knowing every detail of your pregnancy and one of these details is how to calculate your pregnancy. Before I tell you how to do that let me first tell you why should you even care about calculating your pregnancy. Calculating your pregnancy will make it easy for you to know the due date or as it called the estimated day of deliver.
Knowing the exact time of delivery is so important to maintain your own health and your baby’s too. It will also help your health provider in facing any complications that may occur like, diabetes or the high blood pressure of pregnancy that is known as preeclampsia.
Let me tell you more, knowing the exact pregnancy week in this case of preeclampsia will help your health care provider to keep your life and your baby’s life safe, for example if this case happened at the end of the pregnancy in the 38 week for example, your doctor will call for a deliver and if it happened much earlier at the 28 week for example, your doctor will take his conservative precautions to delay the delivery until the fetus is more developed.
Your monthly cycle is the most important thing that you need to be fully aware of when you calculate your pregnancy, because it will give you the exact answers of all the question that runs in your mind like, how old is your fetus?, what is the due date?, what is the conception date?, etc. there are many ways to calculate your pregnancy, you can do it either online or by using some manual tools (using pen and paper) like, naegele’s rule.
Both ways depends entirely on your monthly cycle, so you need to calculate your last period carefully to get the best answer. You want to know why monthly cycle is so important? Pregnancy always starts during ovulation time which usually happens 14 days after your last monthly cycle and to do the right calculation of your pregnancy you will add 280 to the first day of your last menstrual.
There are a lot of online pregnancy calculators that will make hat process much easier for you, just make sure of your last menstrual date to get accurate answers to all your questions.