When trying to discuss how far along someone is in pregnancy, you could use a variety of terms — trimesters, months, and weeks are all ways women and their doctors measure pregnancies. But, when does pregnancy actually start? Does your pregnancy start from your last period? It can be hard to actually know the definite day you become pregnant, so the medical world has assumed some commonalities when measuring pregnancies.
According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), the development of pregnancy is assumed to begin from the first day of your last menstrual period. This is the case even though the development of the fetus doesn’t actually begin until conception, which is typically a couple of weeks later. So, as Fit Pregnancy mentioned, though pregnancies are said to be about 40…
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