Pregnancy is the carrying of one or more offspring, known as a fetus/embryo, inside the womb of a female. In many references, pregnancy is typically broken into three periods, or trimesters, each of about three months, where these distinctions are useful in describing the changes that take place over time.
First Trimester (W1 – W13)
In first trimester, your pregnancy begins as your body gears up for ovulation and prepares for fertilization. As the first trimester comes to a close, your baby’s is grown up and will have size of peach, though you may not be feeling too peachy about your sex life right now.
Second Trimester (W14 – W27)
In this second trimester, it’s all about hair now as your baby sprouts some on his head, eyebrows, and body. As for Mom, those first-trimester pregnancy symptoms should be easing up a bit. As the second trimester come close, your baby moves on to a whole new growth chart this week, while your swollen feet and ankles may need a growth chart of their own.
Third Trimester (W28 – W42)
In Week 28, your baby should start blinking their eyes and dreaming while you may be dreaming that the pain in your derriere will disappear. And started from week 37 your doctor may check for labor signs, while your baby prepares for birth by sucking, turning, and breathing in the womb. Week 37 – 42 are the period of labor where W40 is the official end of your pregnancy. You should be sensitive for labor signs and consult your doctors immediately if you feel something unusual or different than normal labor symptoms.
The expected date of delivery is 40 weeks counting from the first day of the last menstrual period, and birth usually occurs between 37 and 42 weeks.Though pregnancy begins at implantation, it is more convenient to date from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period, or from the date of conception if known. Starting from one of these dates, the expected date of delivery can be calculated using the Naegele’s rule for estimating date of delivery. There are more sophisticated algorithm takes into account other variables, and usually can be detected when they go to the doctor.
A woman is considered to be in labour when she begins experiencing regular uterine contractions. While childbirth is widely experienced as painful, some women do report painless labours, while others find that concentrating on the birth helps to quicken labour and lessen the sensations. Most births are successful vaginal births, but sometimes complications arise and a woman may undergo a cesarean section.
This is a perpetual pregnancy calendar that you can use as a reminder calendar. There is no week-by-week pregnancy information inside, since you can buy books or find online information to find more detail information on pregnancy. You can use this calendar to remind you on pregnancy weeks that have been elapsed. But, in this calendar you can put your plan or schedule following your pregnancy, for example, doctor visits, newborn preparation, pregnancy shopping, food supplement schedule, cesarean schedule etc.
This is a one page calendar with custom starting month where you can fully monitor your 9 month pregnancy within 12-month period.
How to use Pregnancy Calendar Template
- Open the spreadsheet
- Type the beginning of your last menstrual cycle/menstruation date in cell P4
- Type the length of your menstrual cycle period in cell P5
- Select starting year in cell AA4
- Select starting month in cell AA5 (in number, January will be number 1)
- Select your start day of the week for this calendar by select from Sunday-Monday drop down menu in cell AA6.
- After typing those information, you will see that the calendar will generate your calendar. Then you will see the red marker in the calendar as your last menstrual cycle (W0), the pink markers as your pregnancy weekly reference(W1,2,3-39,41-42), and the blue marker (W40) as your expected date of delivery. Remember that based on statistic, it is very rare that the expected date is punctual.
- There are blank notes in the middle of the calendar. There are two tables. Table with single date event where you can fill your doctor visit dates and table with start and end date column where you can type event that span for some period. There are samples inside the calendar to help you understanding how this spreadsheet works. Set E1, E2 or E3 to colorize your event dates.
- Print this calendar and stick it in your room. You can manually write and mark new important dates directly in the calendar.
Please use this pregnancy calendar as your side reference only. Always refer to your doctor for more accurate information.