When are we out of this stinking trimester, anyway?

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clio's picture
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When are we out of this stinking trimester, anyway?

'Cuz I'm really over it.

I've heard 12 wks, 13 wks and 14 wks. No website seems to give a clear answer.

Let's put it this way: what does my ticker have to say?

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I think it varies based on what you are tracking (development, gestation, etc). This site breaks down some of the differences

www.ivf.ca/naturalpregduedate.php

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Well, technically you are pregnant for 40 lunar weeks so 40/3= 13.33 so 13w 3 days.

It really doesn't mean much, though I tend to go by 13 weeks being out of the 1st trimester. I guess if you're waiting until you're out of the 1st tri to tell people then it may mean more.

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13 weeks sounds just fine! We won't be telling people until then. But I also just want to know when I can breathe easier again...

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You are so close Eva! :bigarmhug:

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So exciting Eva!!
When are you having a scan!!!
I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see your little beannie xxxxx

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Soon!!! According to the pregnancy book I have and the apps I am using it's 13 weeks. So I'll be out Sunday!!!

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What Liz said - when can I see your cutie little beanie???

WTG girl - you're doing great!!!

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Yep, you are really close! Just a few more days!! Yahoo

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Soon!!! According to the pregnancy book I have and the apps I am using it's 13 weeks. So I'll be out Sunday!!!

But is it the start of the 13th week or the end of the 13th week?

Also, while we are here let's clear up something else that's been irking me. I know WHY they do it, but it still bugs & I'm wondering what you ladies use....

SO: If you look at the calendar on here they have it broken into 10 months of 4 weeks each, BUT if you look at What to Expect they have it broken down into 9 months, some w/ 5 weeks & some w/ 4 etc....
Example: According to preg.org I am in my 4th month, but according to WTE I won't be in my 4th month until week 14.

I just want something standard! Geesh, is it too much to ask? So whattya got for me ladies? What do you go by?

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"Lizbet22" wrote:

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So exciting Eva!!
When are you having a scan!!!
I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see your little beannie xxxxx

"carg0612" wrote:

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What Liz said - when can I see your cutie little beanie???

WTG girl - you're doing great!!!

Tomorrow, actually! I have my NT scan in the afternoon. I was really scared of it for the longest time--I was convinced we wouldn't find a heartbeat--but then my husband got the Doppler and I've heard it for two days in a row now. So I've calmed down a lot. I have never been in such a prolonged state of anxiety in my life; it's been awful.

Hopefully they'll give me pics this time. But I'll have my husband take shots of the screen as well and I'll post those. I also hope they'll let me watch--at all the scans I've had here in Alberta, the tech keeps the screen away from you, and only at the very end do they tell you if everything is okay and let you see. So I lie there a ball of nerves for 20 min, wondering... I really hope the NT scan is different.

"Jenn0113" wrote:

Soon!!! According to the pregnancy book I have and the apps I am using it's 13 weeks. So I'll be out Sunday!!!

Me too! Yaaay!!! So close!

Lesley--I know, it's so confusing. Even pg.org contradicts itself in the very same paragraph in their article dealing with this. First they say the trimester is 12 weeks from your lmp, and then they say 14 weeks. I'm happily taking 13 weeks and forgetting about it.

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I'm w/ you Eva. I'll be leaving the 1st trimester behind w/ you & Jenn. WOO-HOO!

Good luck on your scan tomorrow! You must be so excited to see your baby Smile

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"clio" wrote:

Lesley--I know, it's so confusing. Even pg.org contradicts itself in the very same paragraph in their article dealing with this. First they say the trimester is 12 weeks from your lmp, and then they say 14 weeks. I'm happily taking 13 weeks and forgetting about it.

Yes - with my first pg everything I read said something different and it drove me nuts. So, I decided that FOR ME, I will be out at 13 weeks. LOL

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Eva- I can't imagine that they wouldn't let you see but I'm in the US so it may be different. I have never had them turn the screen away at any scan but I have heard about it. I would be scared, mad, nervous, and peeved! It's my body and my baby for goodness sake!

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My NT scan was SO much better then any of the other ultrasounds... He had 2 screens so I could see what was going on the whole time. He explained everything to me as he was taking measurements... I hope yours is the same.

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Ugh. I think they're cruel here on purpose. Why provide peace of mind and show you the healthy baby, when we can let you lie here and sweat it? And I mentioned on another thread how my OB checked for the heartbeat with the doppler, couldn't find it and then wouldn't give us a scan because I had my NT in 9 days!

Kirsteen, two screens sound heavenly! One for my very own... And you're in BC, so maybe the policies are similar...