Trimester Question

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Trimester Question
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 3:42pm

I am a little confused as to when the second trimester starts. I have read three different answers. Some say 12 weeks, some say 13 and some say 14 weeks.

I will be 12 weeks on Saturday and would love to say I am in my second trimester! Deep down I think 12 weeks is pushing it though.

Anyone know the answer to this one?

Thanks!

Michelle

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Registered: 05-31-2012
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 3:59pm
I always count it starting at 14 weeks, and then at 27 weeks the third trimester starts. So it's 14 wks + 13 wks + 13 wks. Seems more fair that way seeing as we weren't even pregnant until 2 weeks.
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Registered: 06-21-2005
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 4:34pm

I've seen it listed both ways too - the pregnancy calendar I look at online has weeks 1-12 as the first trimester. 

Personally, I go by my LMP when figuring out the month and therefore trimester I am in although I am sure that isn't the correct way to do it - but for example my LMP was 5/14 so I just figure I am done with the third month and 1st trimester on 8/14, even though on 8/14 I'll be 13w1d.

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Registered: 07-25-2006
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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 11:49pm
Yay, that means I'll be in my second on Tuesday! Getting exciting!!!

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Registered: 09-01-2004
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Mon, 08-06-2012 - 1:22pm
My OB said 13 weeks 1 day because then you are in your 14th week. So I am just going to say I am in the second trimester today! LOL
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 10:14pm
With both my pregnancies I was told 13w1d started 2t. Because as the previous poster said, you are in your 14th week. It's pretty much whenever you want to say you are after 13 weeks. =] how exciting ladies!!!!!
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