There is plenty of confusion regarding how many months pregnant someone is. This is caused by health professionals working in maternal weeks, and everyone else in months. Here’s a chart to help make the clarification easier!
Your first trimester is split into three months.
Month one – weeks 1-4
Month two – weeks 5-8
Month three – weeks 9-13
A pregnancy goes into the second trimester in week 14.
Month four – weeks 14-17
Month five – weeks 18-21
Month six – weeks 22-26
The third and final trimester starts in week 27.
Month seven – weeks 27-30
Month eight – weeks 31-35
Month nine – weeks 36-40
So now when someone asks how many months pregnant you are… you can answer with confidence!
Many thanks to: Redding Creative Portraits for their permission to use their belly progression images for this article.