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How is the pregnancy due date calculated?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Due date: A normal pregnancy last about 280 days from the last menstrual cycle or 266 days from ovulation.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
40 weeks from LMP: The convention is calculating 40 complete weeks from the last normal mentrual period. For assisted conception by any method there are small modifications, but they don't change the basic rule. With uncertain/unknown lmp, dating is estimated by ultrasound measurement of fetal parts and pregnancy structures, but if this agrees within 1 week to lmp, then menstrual dating is still used.

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How can I prepare for my pregnancy due date?

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Dr. Khayriyyah Chandler
Family Medicine 14 years experience
It may seem cliche..: I did read What to Expect with my 3 pregnancies, make sure you have an updated version if you do. Around 30-32 weeks you want to make sure the heavy duty stuff is done because you will be tired. The most important thing is to set up a support for 2-4 weeks post partum, including breastfeeding help. Make sure everyone is on the same page. And then rest..And then rest some more. And then rest!!
A female asked:

My due date was 15 april.when should i do pregnancy test?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
I don't understand..: I'm not clear on your question. If you are pregnant and near your due date, why would you want to do a pregnancy test? Best wishes!

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