Baby Due Date Tool
It is important to find out your due date. Why? So you and your doctor can plan for proper care for your baby's birth. Your doctor uses a method like this tool.
Since your last period was on , your baby's birth date is on or near .
How is a baby's birth date found?
Standard Dating Method
Doctors have found that a baby stays in the womb for about 266 days. This is from the day you became pregnant. It is also 280 days after the first day of your last period. A woman’s normal cycle is 28 days. Her eggs become fertile on day 14. So the egg could not be fertile until two weeks after the first day of the cycle.
Most doctors know that many things affect a due date. Your doctor can use other ways to help find your due date.
Nemours Foundation, Pregnancy calendar, KidsHealth, 1995-2003. Accessed at: kidshealth.org
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, What to expect after your due date, 1999. Accessed at: ACOG