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Old 11-04-2007, 04:12 PM   #5
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Re: calculating due date

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Originally Posted by gabesmamamadeit View Post
Thats right, you have to allow some time for the swimmers to get to the egg. Also the reason they are saying it is 5 weeks instead of 3 is because they count the two weeks leading up to ovulation as part of gestiation... I have no idea why.
They count those 2 weeks since the body is getting prepared for implantation of a fertilized egg by shedding the lining (your AF) and then of course ovulating. So in theory it is the "beginning" of pregnancy - and you wouldn't get pregnant without those 2 weeks!
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