Pregnancy Due Date Calculator:
How-To's, Tips & Perspective
Here you'll find everything you need to know about using a pregnancy due date calculator~
One of the first questions you probably asked when you found out you were pregnant was “When is my due date?”
It's also one of the most common questions you're asked when talking to others about your pregnancy- family and friends, care providers, strangers on the street, you name it!
We live in a very time- and schedule-bound society, so our fascination with predicting baby due dates is not surprising. But I would argue that some things just aren't meant to be scheduled according to human logic and need for control. The patience and trust cultivated as you wait for labor to start will serve you in many ways as a new mother.
So while it's exciting to have a date on the calendar to look forward to, it's important to remember even the most accurate pregnancy due date calculator is still only an estimate. Some even call it a "guess date" instead!
Relax and enjoy your pregnancy and don't pay too much attention to the calendar. Your baby knows just when his or her birth day should be!
Click the link above to use the most accurate pregnancy and conception due date calculator available online. This formula estimates birth due date and date of conception using your unique cycle length, LMP (last menstrual period) and luteal phase length. Also find answers to FAQs about due date calculation.
Contrary to popular belief, an overdue pregnancy simply does not exist for a healthy mother and baby. And yet, I'm sure you know at least one person who had labor induced for an overdue baby. You may have heard scary statistics about stillbirth and concluded going past your due date is a risky proposition. However, respected doctors and natural birth advocates like Dr. Bradley and Dr. Sears advocate a watch and wait approach to the end of pregnancy.
Using a pregnancy due date calculator has its place as long as you understand the limits of its usefulness. The best any formula or pregnancy wheel can do is estimate due date. Just remember it’s not an expiration date!
Return from Pregnancy Due Date Calculator to Inspired Childbirth Home