How do I track I'm Pregnant?
At MyMonthlyCycles, you can track every day of your pregnancy using our free pregnancy calendar.
Use the Pregnancy Event to track that you are pregnant. Click Edit Pregnancy Event, available at the top of the pregnancy calendar.
On the Track Pregnancy screen, click Add Pregnancy. Enter the start date of your pregnancy.
Once you enter your pregnancy start date, your pregnancy day (PD) counter will be shown on your pregnancy calendar.
What should you enter as your pregnancy start date? Most doctors date the start of your pregnancy based on your Last Menstrual Period (LMP) start date. Assuming this is how your doctor is dating your pregnancy, enter your LMP start date into the pregnancy start date field. If you have been tracking your periods using MyMonthlyCycles menstrual period calendar, simply refer to your period calendar for your last period start date. If you have any question regarding what your pregnancy start date is, consult with your doctor.
Note: Do not use the pregnancy end date to reflect Estimated Due Date. Doing so will close the pregnancy, and stop the Pregnancy Day counter on your calendar. Further, your pregnancy dashboard will no longer display your current pregnancy. Once your baby is born, you can use this field.
MyMonthlyCycles will automatically calculate your estimated due date (EDD) based on the pregnancy start date you enter. However, if you also want to enter a different EDD -- for example, as per your ultrasound, your doctor, etc. -- you can do so using the Estimated Due Date field. Your pregnancy dashboard will then reflect both EDD's: calculated, and the one you have specified. On the dashboard, Due Date (calculated) is the automatically calculated estimated due date based on the pregnancy start date you've entered; Due Date (you've entered) is the date you entered into Estimated Due Date.
Note: You can track your pregnancy -- symptoms, weight, etc. -- without creating the tracking event record reflecting that you are pregnant. However, if you choose not to create the pregnancy tracking record, pregnancy day counter will not display on your calendar, and the pregnancy dashboard will not show current pregnancy information.
Tracking Past Pregnancies
You can also use the Pregnancy Event to add past pregnancies to your calendar. For each past pregnancy, enter both the pregnancy start date and pregnancy end date. If you enter past pregnancies, the Pregnancy Day counter will display on the pregnancy calendar and when viewing pregnancy events when the event date is within the range of the past pregnancy.
Disclaimer: All information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for advice provided by a medical doctor or qualified healthcare provider. You should not use this information for self-diagnosis or for treating a health problem or disease. If you have any questions whatsoever about your medical health or believe you have a medical problem or disease, you should contact your medical doctor or healthcare provider. You should never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice or treatment because of something you have read in this glossary. No guarantee is made about the accuracy, completeness, or relevance of the information contained herein.