Use our pregnancy calculator to find out your due date

Just found out you're pregnant? Work out when your baby's due with our due date calculator and sign up to our email for free weekly updates on your baby's development.

📅 Calculate your due date

If your cycle is shorter or longer than 28 days, please adjust the number above.

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How to use the pregnancy calculator

To find your due date you just need to select the date of the first day of your last period on our pregnancy calculator tool and click 'submit.'

You will then receive your estimated due date and the option to sign-up to our pregnancy email. Our weekly email gives you fun pregnancy facts, useful tips and great recipe ideas to help you and your baby have the healthiest possible pregnancy.

How accurate is the due date?

The pregnancy calculator gives you an approximate due date, which it works out your due date by adding 280 days (40 weeks) to the first day of your last menstrual period (assuming a 28 day cycle, it is adjusted for longer or shorter cycles). Your period and ovulation are counted as the first two weeks of pregnancy. If you have the baby on your due date, your baby has been growing for 38 weeks, not 40, but you are still classed as 40 weeks pregnant. 

Will I get a more accurate due date later in the pregnancy?

You will have your first appointment with the midwife, the 'booking appointment', between 8 weeks and 12 weeks pregnant. Here you will be given a scan and receive an accurate date for your baby's birth. But if you're impatient to know when your baby will arrive, then our calculator tool gives you an estimate due date without the wait.

Not pregnant yet? We have an ovulation calculator that might be helpful.

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  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 30 Mar 2017 - 18:56

    Ive just found out i am pregnant but want to work out the conception date because there is two different times. One was in my ovulation week that i worked out from my cycle and the other one was 2 weeks later, 2 days before my period was due. I got a positive pregnancy test 2 days after my missed period (which was only 4 days after this second time) will i more than likely have conceived on this first intercourse? Whats the earliest you can get a positive pregnancy test?

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 31 Mar 2017 - 15:07

    Hi,
    It does sound more likely that conception would have occurred during the first time of intercourse however this cannot be guaranteed as there was no period in between.

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 25 Mar 2017 - 03:59

    I want to know my due date

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 27 Mar 2017 - 09:13

    Hi Precious, you can use our pregnancy calculator to work out how many weeks gestation you are by using your last menstrual period date and your average menstrual cycle length. (See link below)

    https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/calculate-your-due-date

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 23 Mar 2017 - 15:19

    Can i have cough and cold medication while pregnant i am 4 weeks in to the pregnancy.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 23 Mar 2017 - 16:12

    Hi, It is good practice to consult your GP or midwife before taking any medication in pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester.
    Most coughs and colds resolve on their own and best advice is to drink plenty of fluids, get some rest and eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. You could also try hot lemon and honey drinks or ginger tea. You may find this link helpful. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cold-common/Pages/Treatment.aspx
    I hope this helps. Best wishes

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 17 Mar 2017 - 10:37

    I'm 33weeks pregnant . I have nose bleed since yesterday. Is this normal

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 20 Mar 2017 - 09:16

    Hi there. Yes, nosebleeds do tend to occur more often during pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause the blood vessels in your nose to expand, and your increased blood supply puts more pressure on those delicate vessels, causing them to rupture more easily. If they do not clot and stop, then seek medical attention via GP/walk in centre. But if they are just on and off, then this is nothing to worry about, although inconvenient. Take care of yourself

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 2 Sep 2016 - 10:41

    Is it normal for ankles to swell early in pregnancy. I am 40, work full time and active.

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 8 Sep 2016 - 09:55

    Hi, some ankle swelling can be normal especially when the weather is warm and you have been active during the day. Try to keep well hydrated and take some time to rest, elevating your legs. If you sit for large parts of the day for work then try flexing your feet up and down regularly and stretching out your legs. If one leg is more swollen than the other then see your GP for a review. If the swelling continues it is worth seeing your midwife for an antenatal check for BP and urine review, though this is more applicable if you are in your second or third trimester. If you would like further advice please call on 0800 0147 800

  • By Midwife @Tommys on 10 Aug 2016 - 14:40

    It is not possible to ascertain if you in early or late pregnancy from the information provided, however I will presume you are in the first trimester. It is not uncommon to have some spotting in the first trimester and some of the harmless causes are an implantation bleed (as the fetal sac settles into the womb) and on intercourse when a cervical erosion may have been the cause . If the bleeding persists and you start to develop abdominal pain, it may unfortunately mean you are miscarrying, with most miscarriages occurring within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. If this occurs you should seek medical help. If you are concerned please contact one of our Midwives on the pregnancy helpline on 0800 0147 800. We are here from Monday to Friday from 9am till 5pm & happy to have a chat with you to help alleviate your concerns

  • By Anonymous (not verified) on 10 Aug 2016 - 07:52

    I had a little blood lst normal pls. Thanks

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