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Old 01-17-2006, 05:10 PM   #1
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Whos Dr. Dont go by months?

At My 32 week I went and saw my docter I asked him so now I am 32 weeks right and he is like yes I am like so now I am 8 months and he said yeah but I dont go by months I go by weeks full term is 40 to 42 weeks. Anyone eles docter go by weeks and not months?

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Whos Dr. Dont go by months?

My midwife doesn't go by months either. I think it is the norm for them to go by weeks instead. Weeks don't vary but when going by months, every source says the particular month begins various weeks. I hope that made sense.

 
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Old 01-18-2006, 01:04 AM   #3
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Re: Whos Dr. Dont go by months?

my doc goes by weeks as well.

 
Old 01-18-2006, 04:14 AM   #4
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Re: Whos Dr. Dont go by months?

Hi All,

To the best of my knowledge all doctors tend to go by weeks gestation and not months. Like your doctor said, full term gestation is 40 weeks.

I have 5 children as well as i worked in L&D for 7 years and not once did i ever hear a doctor refer to any pregnancies duration in months...always weeks gestations.

I guess standard medical practice.

Good luck to all of you,
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Old 01-18-2006, 09:52 AM   #5
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Re: Whos Dr. Dont go by months?

No doc goes by months. your pregnancy is 40 weeks long the docs measure your progress in weeks.

 
Old 01-18-2006, 01:50 PM   #6
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Re: Whos Dr. Dont go by months?

My OB goes by weeks also.

 
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