Pregnancy Lasts How Long?

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Pregnancy Lasts How Long?
Thu, 10-24-2013 - 8:01am

When you’re feeling like a rhino -- a rhino with a watermelon sitting on her lady parts -- it seems like you’ve been pregnant forever. That’s why it’s always bugged us that the definition of full-termpregnancy is 9 months. With40 weeks or more spent growing a person, and a little over 4 weeks to a month, we’d like the full credit of 280-plus days, please.

Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), along with the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, is changing what’s considered full-term. While 37 weeks has been considered full-term up until now, 39 to 40 weeks is the new definition (37 to 38 weeks will now be considered early term). Late term is now 41 to 42 weeks, and the poor unfortunate souls still pregnant past 42 weeks will be classified as postterm.

Hold That Delivery! Pregnancy Is Officially 10 Months Long

Interesting!  BTDT mamas- at what week of pregnancy did you deliver your previous child(ren)? 

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Registered: 10-01-2013
Fri, 10-25-2013 - 1:30pm
OH my gosh... 10 months seems like SUCH a long time! LOL!
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Registered: 12-30-2008
Mon, 10-28-2013 - 10:11pm

My first was at 39 weeks 0 days and my second was 40 weeks 4 days and i think that extra 11 days made a huge difference!!!!