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How To Properly Use an IVF Due Date Calculator

IVF due date calculator

For many women, calculating their due date is a fun and exciting part of the fertility process.  It can be exciting to think that in just 9 months, you’ll be holding a baby.  Tools such as an IVF due date calculator can help you to pinpoint your due date as well as important milestones. Calculating your IVF due date is much more accurate than estimating a natural conception date of birth. When you become pregnant through IVF you can calculate a precise due date for your baby. This is because you will know the exact date of your fresh embryo transfer or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).

IVF Due Date

Not only can you calculate you due date, you can also calculate your baby’s prenatal development based upon trimester dates and pinpoint your prenatal testing dates!

IVF Due Date Calculator

The average gestational age for a baby at the time of birth is approximately 40 weeks from the date of the mother’s last menstrual cycle.

After your IVF procedure – the date of embryo(s) insertion into your uterus – you will wait for approximately 2 weeks for your pregnancy to be confirmed by way of a blood test.

Some basic rules of thumb for using an IVF Due Date Calculator:

  • 40 weeks is only an estimated gestational age because babies can be born within a 30 day window of this date and be healthy
  • Normal term gestation is generally recognized as between 37 and 42 weeks
  • Only about 10 percent of birth mothers actually have their babies on their calculated due date

Most due date calculators will determine your baby’s birth date based upon:

  • The first day of your last menstruation cycle
  • The day you ovulated
  • The day you were inseminated via IUI
  • The day your eggs were retrieved via IVF
  • The day of your embryo transfer

Other due date calculators will provide other detailed information such as:

  • Due dates for multiple births (twins, triplets)
  • Trimester dates
  • Prenatal testing dates

Multiple pregnancies achieved through the IVF procedure may produce special considerations concerning your upcoming IVF due date. Because there is a chance of multiple pregnancy when more than one embryo is transferred via the IVF procedure, you should be aware of the following typical gestational periods if you become pregnant with more than one baby:

  • Twins = 37 weeks
  • Triplets = 33 weeks
  • Quadruplets = 31 weeks

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It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a customized IVF treatment plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the world renowned fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below – or – call 212.969.7422.

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