I'm not sure if I was in the first thread you had, but I'm here now!! lol
I'm Hayley and this will be mine and DH's 5th Baby, due on 5th March.
Look forward to chatting to you all as we progress
Dont reconise your name - think there was another march thread too.
Welcome to our thread.
How has your pregnancy been so far?
Thanks for the welcome
This pregnancy has been a little stressful at times, on and off spotting and multiple trips to epau to check where it was coming from. But we have made it to second tri and I had my dating scan yesterday and all was well I have an incompetant cervix so have been sheduled to have a suture put in in a couple of weeks and hopefully that means I'll go to term again as I have the past couple of times. I have my 20 week scan booked for the 24th October and looking forward to that already!
awwww I wasn't sure if I was in the 2nd trimester yet.. Like does it start at 13 weeks or 14 weeks.. LOL but the thread is here so i'm here too!!
Hi ladies!!! Welcome to the 2nd trimester!!!
Update on me.. My energy levels are coming back up each and every day, my nausea (morning sickness) is almost completely gone. I still hate RICE and the SMELL of it lol.
I wondered the same thing because I always thought it was at 12w but then I saw different ladies posting different things.
Depending how you and your Dr or MW calculate trimesters they can begin at different times, I think the development method is most common (at least where I am)
Here's the info I found:
The three basic ways to calculate trimesters
There are basically three ways of dividing up a pregnancy into the three trimesters; they are by:
Development, Gestation, Conception. They give different dates for when the second trimester begins and for when the third trimester begins. Your health care provider might prefer to use the Development method, while another Midwife or Doctor may use the Gestation method.
I am sure they do that just to confuse pregnant women.
This uses actual developmental stages to divide up a pregnancy. From LMP to 12 weeks the embryo develops all the major organs and becomes a fetus. From 12 weeks to 27 weeks the fetus continues developing and reaches viability. From 27 weeks on the fetus finishes development and prepares for delivery. Here the second trimester begins at 12w 0d and the third at 27w 0d.
With this method you take the 40 weeks of gestation and divide into three equal stages. Here the second trimester begins at 13w 3d and the third at 26w 6d.
This method is where you take the 38 weeks of post conception development, divide by three, into the three equal trimesters. Here the second trimester begins at 14w 5d and the third at 27w 3d.
Thank you JLilli, I'm also in the states and i never even knew that it could start at the 12th week. But I can totally understand what you've posted. It's still rather confusing because as you posted doctors can consider it one way and the midwife could consider it another LOL.
I have 2 iphone pregnancy apps one says 1st tri and the other says 2nd tri LOL talk about confusing so i'll just wait till i'm 14 weeks to get all excited. I think this is what I did with my first daughter.
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