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Is a womans pregnancy due date the same day she has sexual intercourse 9 months earlier? Weird question I know, but just curious.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: No, not quite
The counting of "weeks of pregnancy" or "gestational age" is standardized so that all doctors, nurses, and patients can talk about it the same way.
The start date of a pregnancy is the first day of the menstrual period just before the pregnancy. That means ovulation & fertilization happen about 2 weeks after the start date of "the pregnancy". When intercourse happens doesn't affect the start date.

In brief: No, not quite
The counting of "weeks of pregnancy" or "gestational age" is standardized so that all doctors, nurses, and patients can talk about it the same way.
The start date of a pregnancy is the first day of the menstrual period just before the pregnancy. That means ovulation & fertilization happen about 2 weeks after the start date of "the pregnancy". When intercourse happens doesn't affect the start date.
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