Converting pregnancy from weeks to months gets tricky, because most months aren’t a clean-cut four weeks. It depends on the year, but in general they last about 4.3 weeks, or 30.4 days.
Because the number of days in most months isn’t divisible by 7, it can be tricky to cleanly place a range of weeks into any given month. By these calculations, some months have four weeks, while others have five, which doesn’t make a ton of sense. However, this chart can give you a reasonably close idea of what your weeks pregnant translates to in months. After all, most people will understand you more clearly when you say “four months pregnant” than they will “16 weeks 4 days,” or “116 days past LMP.”
|Nine||36-40 (or birth)|
It might be tricky at first to figure out where you are in your pregnancy, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time!
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