“When Am I Due?” How to Use a Pregnancy Wheel to Find Out

by | Aug 30, 2019 | Birth Parent Blog

pregnancy-wheelAre looking for a simple and inexpensive way to find out when you’re due? Try a pregnancy wheel, a quick and easy way to find out your due date! A pregnancy wheel is perfect for women who want to calculate and follow along with their pregnancy. It’s a small, circular calendar that uses your last menstrual period (LMP) to help determine your due date.

They’re also known as a gestation calculator, conception date calculator, pregnancy date calculator, due date calculator, pregnancy calculator, or pregnancy wheel calculator. These high-quality, easy-to-read vinyl pregnancy wheels will estimate your approximate due date in the privacy of your home. It can be easily carried in your purse or pocket.  

Besides talking about these handy wheels, today we’re going to share some useful tips about how to find quality prenatal care for you and your growing baby. Because doctor’s appointments are important for both you and your baby’s health!

preg-wheelHow is My Baby Doing? 

If you’d like to familiarize yourself with all the stages of pregnancy, you can do so with a pregnancy wheel! Besides telling you your due date, a pregnancy wheel can let you know about a wide range of important events during your pregnancy.  Just click on the image here to see the wheel closer up.

This pregnancy wheel also charts your baby’s weight and length weekly to determine healthy development. They have guides for determining the date of conception, ovulation, suggested medical tests, ultrasounds, and more! The pregnancy wheel includes your baby’s estimated weight in grams and what’s called their “crown-to-rump length” in millimeters. These pregnancy wheels were previously available to only medical personnel, but now anyone can order this valuable pregnancy calculator! The pregnancy wheels are machined precisely for accuracy and made in the U.S.A.

pregnancy-wheelA Pregnancy Wheel Shouldn’t Replace Medical Care

These wheels use a math calculation to discover a woman’s due date. They should not be used to replace a blood or urine test for pregnancy. 

If you think you’re pregnant, make sure to contact your doctor. The pregnancy wheel doesn’t replace a medical diagnosis of pregnancy, and the reports the wheel gives you shouldn’t be viewed as medical advice.

Are you receiving regular prenatal care? Plenty of women nowadays are uninsured or unable to afford health insurance. And others have a hard time finding a way to get to their doctor’s office. If this sounds like your situation, Lifetime Adoption can help.

Finding the Right Prenatal Care

Doctor’s appointments are important for both you and your baby’s health. Even if you’ve already had a baby, you must get the care you need to during this pregnancy. No two pregnancies are the same, even if it feels that way.

Prenatal care helps keep you and your baby healthy. According to WomensHealth.gov, “Babies born to mothers who didn’t get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight than those born to mothers who did see their doctor regularly.”

By seeing her OB-GYN regularly, a pregnant woman’s doctor can spot health problems early on. This allows her doctor to treat her earlier, which cures many problems and prevents others. After your first prenatal appointment, you’ll be asked to return to the doctor monthly for the first seven months in most cases. Then, it changes to every two weeks until the last month, then every week.

Lifetime Adoption can help you find the doctor and prenatal care that’s right for you and your situation. Are you having issues finding a doctor or an affordable insurance plan? Or maybe you don’t have reliable transportation, and so it’s hard to find a way to get to the doctor’s office. Whichever case sounds like yours, you can call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784. We can explore options to help you get on track with a doctor if you don’t have one, or getting insurance coverage. Lifetime can also help find an arrangement to get you to and from the doctor.  

Do you have questions about your due date? Or need help getting prenatal care? 

You can call or text Lifetime at 1-800-923-6784 anytime!

Heather Featherston
Written by Heather Featherston

As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.

Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.

As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.

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