How do i calculate my due date?
Calculating a due date is important for expectant parents to be prepared for the arrival of their baby.
There are many options available. Pregnant women can use an online calculator, or consult with their obstetrician and gynaecologist for the most accurate answer. To make it easy, our calculator above is available to help plan and estimate when the baby may arrive. Simply enter the first day of your last menstrual period and you'll get an approximate due date for your pregnancy.
With this information, you can start planning for the big day and begin preparing your home with all the necessary supplies.
Calculating a due date may seem difficult at first but luckily there are calculator tools available to make it quick and easy!
Can my due date change?
Pregnancy can be an exciting, yet unpredictable time. In many cases, pregnancy progresses normally, and the due date remains unchanged. However, if pregnancy does not go as expected due to health conditions or other factors, then the due date may need to be adjusted accordingly.
Women should come into regular contact with their doctor throughout the pregnancy so that any changes to the estimated due date can be communicated as soon as possible.
Regular communication with a doctor will help ensure that pregnant women are kept up-to-date on any changes made to their pregnancy timeline.
Despite being a firm date agreed upon by a medical professional, pregnancy due dates are always subject to change.
On average, a baby is typically born between two and four weeks after the original due date set. This variability is generally due to factors outside of one's control such as fetal health and growth or maturation of the pregnancy itself - meaning your little bundle of joy may choose when he or she is ready to make their arrival!
What happens if you go past your due date?
Going over your pregnancy due date can be a nerve-wracking experience. Babies come when they are ready, but typically no more than two weeks after the pregnancy due date.
Many mothers-to-be worry about the possibility of their birth slipping into the third trimester, but this is usually not necessary.
Your obstetrician will discuss your options for inducing labor if it becomes necessary for medical reasons, or if waiting is not safe for mother or baby. Ultimately, an extra few days past the pregnancy due date is nothing to be worried about, and should not cause too much inconvenience or danger to either you or your baby.