It’s official! About now, your pregnancy can be confirmed by a blood or urine test and you know for certain you have a baby on the way. Let us be among the first to say congratulations!
Determining your due date
You can calculate your due date from the date of your last menstrual period using our Due Date Calculator. Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks (280 days), so count 280 days from the first day of your last period, or count back three months from that day and add seven days, to get your due date.
Only about five percent of women deliver on their due date.
How will you share the news?
Maybe your partner was standing beside you to see the change on the pregnancy test. Or maybe you’ll surprise him. Here are some fun ways to share the news with your partner, and (if you don’t plan to wait), the other special people in your life.
You’ve likely been wound up in the anticipation of pregnancy, but now that you know you’re pregnant, how do you feel? Excited? Nervous? Overwhelmed? Maybe all of this at once. It’s completely normal. Having a baby is a big deal and this can be an intense time for you, throwing your emotions into a tailspin. And it’s just beginning. Learn all about the impact of pregnancy hormones and what to expect in the months ahead.
Find other parents-to-be
Check out our pregnancy boards to connect with other moms-to-be due around the same time as you. You’ll learn so much from sharing your experiences and hearing what other pregnant women are thinking and feeling in this supportive, enthusiastic community.
Could you be having twins? One in every 90 births in Canada today is a twin birth. Having fraternal (non-identical) twins, which come from two separate fertilized eggs, depends a lot on your family history. Your chances of having identical twins is about 3.5 in 1000, unless you’ve undergone fertility treatments, then your chances are as high as 1 in 38.