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Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

Congratulations on your journey to motherhood! Want to know when will
you hold your little one?
Here is the simple tool to find out your due date.
Enter the first day of your last period:

Your baby will be due on or around:
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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How is your pregnancy due date calculated?

Usually, the estimated due date calculation is based on the pregnancy tenure which lasts for 280 days, which is 9 months and 6 days. This is calculated by adding 280 days to the first day of your last period. With this menstrual period and ovulation duration are considered as first two weeks of pregnancy although the actual conception happens in the third week. This is the universal way to calculating the estimated date of delivery. However, it is normal for pregnant women to deliver a week or two before or after the due date.

Will my baby definitely be born on my due date?

Please note that this is only an estimate due date, the actual date of delivery may vary. You doctor can give you the best possible date of delivery based on the ultrasound scan report, fetal heart rate, size of the uterus, fundal height (the top of the uterus must reach the navel region by the 20th week), and baby movements.

Why does the due date change?

Every pregnancy is a unique experience and your baby will let you know when he/she is ready. It is important to understand that the due date prediction is only an estimate and it may differ based on your menstrual cycle. Only a small percentage of women, about 5% deliver on their exact date of delivery while the rest may deliver sooner or later by a week or two. The normal pregnancy period may range between 38 weeks and 42 weeks based on the regularity of your menstrual cycle and baby’s development.

Will my due date change after I have a scan done?

Due date may change after a scan. Generally the first pregnancy scan is done when you are in-between 10th and 14 week of pregnancy. This is commonly known as the dating scan, and gives you the most accurate due date, based on parameters such as the size and development of your baby.

What’s next?

Now that you know the estimated due date of your baby’s birth, get a do list that can be done for the wellbeing of your baby. First choose a gynaecologist of your choice and get your medical checks done on a regular basis. Consult a nutritionist and consume the apt food that is prescribed to you. Check with your doctor about Prenatal Screening to ensure the health of the baby, while in the womb. Sign up for antenatal exercise sessions and above all make the most of your once in a lifetime opportunity of banking your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells.