The Pregnancy Calculator can estimate a pregnancy schedule based on the provided due date. An estimated due date, usually based on a sonogram, is typically obtained from a healthcare provider during a prenatal visit. It is also possible to estimate due date based on biological cycle using the Due Date Calculator.
You are currently at week #23 (22 weeks 6 days or 5 months 7 days) of pregnancy.
You are in the second trimester.
On average, your baby is around 11.38 inches (28.9 cm) long and weighs around 1.1 pounds (501 grams).
Your baby was likely conceived on Jul 16, 2018
You are 57% of the way through your pregnancy. 57%
|Week 1||Jul 3, 2018 - Jul 9, 2018||first|
|Week 2||Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 16, 2018|
|Week 3||Jul 17, 2018 - Jul 23, 2018||Baby conceived|
|Week 4||Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018||Pregnancy test positive|
|Week 5||Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 6, 2018|
|Week 6||Aug 7, 2018 - Aug 13, 2018||Heartbeat detectable by ultrasound|
|Week 7||Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 20, 2018|
|Week 8||Aug 21, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018|
|Week 9||Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018|
|Week 10||Sep 4, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018|
|Week 11||Sep 11, 2018 - Sep 17, 2018|
|Week 12||Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018|
|Week 13||Sep 25, 2018 - Oct 1, 2018||second|
|Miscarriage risk decreases|
|Week 14||Oct 2, 2018 - Oct 8, 2018|
|Week 15||Oct 9, 2018 - Oct 15, 2018|
|Week 16||Oct 16, 2018 - Oct 22, 2018|
|Week 17||Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Week 18||Oct 30, 2018 - Nov 5, 2018||Baby begins making noticeable |
movements, can hear sounds,
and gender can be found out.
|Week 19||Nov 6, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018|
|Week 20||Nov 13, 2018 - Nov 19, 2018|
|Week 21||Nov 20, 2018 - Nov 26, 2018|
|Week 22||Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 3, 2018|
|Week 23||Dec 4, 2018 - Dec 10, 2018 (today)||Premature baby may survive|
|Week 24||Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 17, 2018|
|Week 25||Dec 18, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018|
|Week 26||Dec 25, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018|
|Week 27||Jan 1, 2019 - Jan 7, 2019|
|Week 28||Jan 8, 2019 - Jan 14, 2019||third|
|Baby can breathe|
|Week 29||Jan 15, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019|
|Week 30||Jan 22, 2019 - Jan 28, 2019|
|Week 31||Jan 29, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Week 32||Feb 5, 2019 - Feb 11, 2019|
|Week 33||Feb 12, 2019 - Feb 18, 2019|
|Week 34||Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 25, 2019|
|Week 35||Feb 26, 2019 - Mar 4, 2019|
|Week 36||Mar 5, 2019 - Mar 11, 2019|
|Week 37||Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019|
|Week 38||Mar 19, 2019 - Mar 25, 2019||Full Term|
|Week 39||Mar 26, 2019 - Apr 1, 2019|
|Week 40||Apr 2, 2019 - Apr 8, 2019|
|Week 41||Apr 9, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019|
|Week 42||Apr 16, 2019 - Apr 22, 2019|
Pregnancy Term & Due Date
Pregnancy is a term used to describe a woman's state over a time period (~9 months) during which one or more offspring develops inside of a woman. Childbirth usually occurs approximately 38 weeks after conception, or about 40 weeks after the last menstrual period. The World Health Organization defines a normal pregnancy term to last between 37 and 47 weeks. During a person's first OB-GYN visit, the doctor will usually provide an estimated date (based on a sonogram) at which the child will be born, or due date. Alternatively, the Due Date Calculator can also be used to estimate due date based on a person's last menstrual period.
While the due date can be estimated, the actual length of a pregnancy depends on various factors including age, length of previous pregnancies, and weight of the mother at birth.1 However, there are still more factors affecting natural variation in pregnancy term that are not well understood. Studies have shown that fewer than 4% of births occur on the exact due date, 60% occur within a week of the due date, and almost 90% occur within two weeks of the due date.2 As such, while it is possible to be fairly confident that a person's child will be born within about two weeks of the due date, it is currently not possible to predict the exact day of birth with certainty.
Pregnancy can be detected either by using pregnancy tests, or by the woman herself noticing a number of symptoms including a missed menstrual period, increased basal body temperature, fatigue, nausea, and increased frequency of urination.
Pregnancy tests involve detection of hormones that serve as biomarkers for pregnancy and include clinical blood or urine tests that can detect pregnancy from six to eight days after fertilization. While clinical blood tests are more accurate, and can detect exact amounts of the hormone hCG (which is only present during pregnancy) earlier and in smaller quantities, they take more time to evaluate and are more expensive than home pregnancy urine tests. It is also possible to get a clinical urine test, but these are not necessarily more accurate than a home pregnancy test, and can potentially be more costly.
There are a number of factors that need to be considered during pregnancy, many of which are highly dependent on the individual's situation, such as medication, weight gain, exercise and nutrition.
Taking certain medications during pregnancy can have lasting effects on the fetus. In the U.S. drugs are classified into categories A, B, C, D and X by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on potential benefits vs. fetal risks. Drugs that have positive benefit for the mother with low risk to the fetus are classified as category A, while drugs with proven, significant fetal risks that outweigh potential benefits to the mother are classified a category X. A person that is pregnant should consult their doctor regarding any medications they plan to use during their pregnancy.
Weight gain is a largely inevitable and necessary aspect of pregnancy that varies between people. It affects many aspects of fetal development such as the weight of the baby, the placenta, extra circulatory fluid, and its fat and protein stores. Weight management merits consideration because insufficient or excessive weight gain can have negative effects for both mother and fetus including the need for cesarean section (C-section) and gestational hypertension. While the values vary between women, the Institute of Medicine recommends an overall pregnancy weight gain of 25-35 pounds for women who are considered "normal" weight (BMI 18.5-24.9), 28-40 pounds for those considered underweight (BMI < 18.5), 15-25 pounds for those considered overweight (BMI 25-29.9), and 11-20 pounds for those considered obese (BMI > 30).3 Our Pregnancy Weight Gain Calculator is based on the Institute of Medicine recommendations.
Studies indicate that aerobic exercise during pregnancy helps to improve or maintain physical fitness as well as possibly decreasing the risk of C-section. Although it varies between women, regular aerobic and strength-conditioning exercise are often recommended for pregnant women, and women who exercised regularly before pregnancy, who have uncomplicated pregnancies, should be able to continue high intensity exercise programs.4 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests that given an uncomplicated pregnancy, fetal injuries are unlikely to occur as a result of exercise. Nevertheless, caution is advised, and a pregnant woman should consult their doctor if any of the following symptoms present: vaginal bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, calf pain or swelling, amniotic fluid leakage, decreased fetal movement, preterm labor, muscle weakness, or chest pain.5
Nutrition during pregnancy is particularly important for the health of the mother and baby. Pregnancy requires different nutritional considerations than a person would have in a non-pregnant state, due to increased energy and specific micronutrient requirements.6
Certain vitamins such as Vitamin B9, also known as folic acid, can help decrease the risk of certain defects, while other nutrients such as DHA omega-3 that is necessary for proper brain and retinal development cannot be produced efficiently by infants, and can only be obtained through the placenta during pregnancy, or in breast milk after birth. There are many other micronutrients that aid proper fetal development, and there exist myriad sources of information on what pregnant women should or shouldn't eat or do. All of the information can be different to sift through and can vary from person to person. Pregnant women should consult their doctors and/or dietitian to help determine the best course of action for their own specific needs.
- Jukic, AM, Baird, DD, Weinberg, CR, et al. 2013. "Length of human pregnancy and contributors to its natural variation. Human Reproduction 28(10): 2848-55. PMC3777570.
- Moore, Keith. 2015. "How accurate are 'due dates'?" BBC, February 3, 2015. www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31046144.
- Institute of Medicine. 2009. "Weight Gain During Pregnancy: Reexamining the Guidelines." National Academies Press.
- Davies, GA, Wolfe, LA, Mottola, MF, et al. 2003. "Exercise in pregnancy and the postpartum period." Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada 25(6): 516-29.
- Artal, R., O'Toole, M. 2003. "Guidelines of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period." British Journal of Sports Medicine 37: 6-12. doi:10.1136/bjsm.37.1.6
- Lammi-Keefe, CJ, Couch, SC, Philipson, E. 2008. "Handbook of Nutrition and Pregnancy." Humana Press.