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Pregnancy Due Date

What is a Due Date?

A due date is an estimated date of your baby's birth. It helps your doctor determine when to perform prenatal tests, gauge fetal growth, and determine whether you are overdue enough to require intervention.

The due date is an estimate of when the baby will be born. Only about 5% of women deliver their babies on their projected due date.

How to Calculate your Due Date

You can easily calculate your due date.

  1. Figure out the first day of your last period. (Example, February 2).
  2. Add seven days to the date (Example, February 9).
  3. Count backward three months.

If the first day of your last period was February 2, your due date is November 9

Benefits of Knowing your Due Date

There are many benefits of knowing your due date. Once you know your due date, you can begin to plan for your pregnancy.

Some common benefits are:

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