Pregnancy normally lasts from 37 weeks to 42 weeks from the first day of your last period.
To find your due date, use the drop down menus below to enter the date of the first day of your last period, and click 'calculate date' - the calculator will do the rest.
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It is very important that you are honest to your date from the start that you are pregnant.The calculator on this page can help you work out when you might expect your baby to arrive. As part of your antenatal care, your midwife will also offer you a dating scan that will give you a more accurate date for the birth of your baby.Your life still has to continue, so if you decide to date while pregnant, don’t feel guilty about putting your needs first.It can be difficult to find a date at the best of times and it is no exception being pregnant.It's very exciting to "see" your baby in the womb, often moving his or her hands and legs.
Having a scan in pregnancy is usually a happy event, but be aware that ultrasound scans may detect some serious abnormalities, so you should be prepared for that information.
Some men run a mile when they see a pregnant woman as they assume they will end up looking after the baby with you, but others are fascinated and find pregnancy highly attractive.
If you start to date someone during the first trimester it is easy and sometimes tempting to hide your pregnancy, but remember that over time your expanding stomach won’t be so easy to hide, so it is best to be truthful about being pregnant.
Levels can first be detected by a blood test about 11 days after conception and about 12-14 days after conception by a urine test.
Typically, the h CG levels will double every 72 hours.
When your baby arrives, you can find advice on all the essentials of baby care, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, changing nappies, and washing your baby.