Quick Tip: How to Calculate Your Exact Due Date

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Ever thought about asking Alexa (or Siri, or Google, or other smart assistant) TTC-related questions? Well, maybe you should try this one… Because if today is your ovulation, and you ask your smart assistant what date it is 266 days from now… you’ll get…⁣

Your baby’s due date!⁣⁣

Did you know that it’s much more accurate to calculate the estimated due date from the day of ovulation than it is by going off “Naegele’s rule”, the “rule” that most doctor’s offices use? (Naegele’s rule: add seven days to the first day of your last menstrual period and then subtract three months), this is the case especially if your cycles are irregular!

Adding 266 days to your ovulation is much accurate because if you ovulate later than you usually do, your baby’s due date automatically moves up too!⁣

For example, if you ovulate on cycle day 30, while all regular calculations are based on ovulating on cycle day 14, you might be in for a bit of a scare when your baby measures 2 weeks behind on the first ultrasound. So just go by the “266 days from the day of ovulation” rule and you’ll have a pretty accurate timeline as to when you can expect your little one 😄⁣⁣.

So if you’re ovulating today and you end up pregnant, now’s the time to ask your smart voice assistant what date it is 266 days in the future!

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