5 Weeks Pregnant = 6th Week of Pregnancy?

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  1. HopeBabySoon

    HopeBabySoon Mommy to best little boy!

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    I am trying to read all of these articles about what's happening with my baby and my body, but I can't figure out if I should read under 5 weeks or 6 weeks.

    Technically, I am 5 weeks pregnant today, but I am starting the 6th week of my pregnancy.

    What do you girls think?
     
  2. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    My BFF asked the same thing when she got pregnant. Yes. you are 5 weeks pregnant, and in what is the 6th week of your pregnancy.
    0-6 days = week 1
    7-13 days = week 2
    2 w - 2w 6 d = week 3
    3 w - 3w 6d = week 4

    so on and so forth.
     
  3. sunshine2010

    sunshine2010 Well-Known Member

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    I've also never understood this! I'm 10wks but get baby growth emails saying 'welcome to your 11th week in pregnancy' then I worry I read them and baby isnt actually doing that stuff until next week! Confused.com!
     
  4. Mama627

    Mama627 Mom & Preggo w/ #2

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    Think of it this way, when you were 0 weeks + 4 days pregnant (so yeah, before conception) you weren't in your 0th week of pregnancy, you were in your 1st week, right? So likewise, when you're 5 weeks + 0 days pregnant, you're really in your 6th week of pregnancy.
     
  5. sunshine2010

    sunshine2010 Well-Known Member

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    Good way of putting it! I understand it a lot better now, thanks :thumbup:
     
  6. WinterSnow

    WinterSnow Well-Known Member

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    Here's how I think of it (which I remind myself constantly because its hard to wrap your mind around):

    5 weeks + 3 days means, you have PASSED 5 weeks already.
    Kind of like saying I am 31 years old and 4 months. 31 years have passed since I was born.

    Wait a minute.
    Now I AM confused.
    That would mean I am in my 32nd year of living.

    I'm not going to think any more today ;)
    Okay, that is dumb.
     
  7. tootsweets

    tootsweets Well-Known Member

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    So funny!

    :haha: :haha:
     
  8. Lashes85

    Lashes85 Mommy to FOUR boys <3

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    ^^^ This made me Laugh Out Loud!!
    You made me understand it a whole lot more now thou :) x
     
  9. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 4 girls

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    Yup, 6th week of pregnancy starts at 5 weeks. Even though you arent really 6 weeks until the last day of the 6th week. Im 7w4d so Im in my 8th week. I know it gets confusing
     
  10. Blzgak

    Blzgak Well-Known Member

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    I see it as my baby has graduated the 8th week and is now working on the 9th week. :p
     
  11. FierceAngel

    FierceAngel Guest

    Yup I'd def say yr in yr 6th week. The day the pregnancy starts you are 1 day pregnant but in your first week x
     
  12. HopeBabySoon

    HopeBabySoon Mommy to best little boy!

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    Thanks for the consensus and the laughs!
     
  13. MrsHedgehog

    MrsHedgehog Well-Known Member

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    It's the same as with the year. This is 2011 but we are in the 21st century. I'm 29 years old but I'm in my 30th year.
     

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