I am 17 wks pregnant Am I 3 months or

Patient

Q: I am 17 wks pregnant.. Am I 3 months or 4? When pregnant with my first child I was told that 8 wks = 1 month.. Is this true?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.

We follow the same method as calendar even for pregnancy. 4 weeks corresponds to a month and 8 weeks is a 2-month old pregnancy. Hence, 17 weeks is 4 months plus one-week pregnancy and not 3 months.

Hope this helped.
Regards

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