What is my Due Date?
A full-term baby usually goes 266 days from conception to birth. You may know exactly when you conceived. If so, tell your healthcare provider. Calculate your due date by subtracting 3 months from the first day of your last menstrual period and adding 1 week. Only 1 in 20 babies is delivered exactly on the calculated day, although most are born within 10 days of the expected date.
Why I Need Prenatal Care
Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. Your healthcare provider will schedule you for many appointments over the course of your pregnancy. Don't miss any - they are all important. Your initial office visit includes:
Ideas for Dad:
Is Mom ignoring you while she's waiting and hoping her period will (won't) start at the end of the week? Or is she a clinging vine? Whichever (and nearly everthing in between) she is, she's normal. It can be an emotional time for her.