Have you recently taken a pregnancy test and received a positive result? If so, you may be wondering how far along you are in your pregnancy. Here’s how to calculate how many weeks pregnant you might be:

  1. Count back to your last period. The easiest way to determine how far along you are is by counting back to your last period. This determines gestational age, which is how physicians measure pregnancy. Pull out a calendar and mark the first date of your last period, then count how many weeks between that date and today’s date. For example, if you started your last period on May 1 and today is June 26, you would be approximately 8 weeks pregnant.
  2. Count from date of conception. Do you happen to know the exact date of conception? If so, you can count 266 days (38 weeks) from that date. Most people can’t pinpoint an exact date, but if you only had sex once during your ovulation window (typically days 10-17 in a 28-day cycle), you can probably assume that was the date of conception.
  3. Get an ultrasound. This is the most reliable method if you don’t remember the first date of your last period or if you have irregular periods. Your OB/GYN will be able to measure your baby and track his or her development to determine your due date.

Have you taken a positive pregnancy test? Do you need a pregnancy confirmation or help determining your due date? Our clinic offers all services free of charge—including lab-quality pregnancy testing and ultrasounds. We want to empower women like you as you make choices about your reproductive health.

Contact us to schedule an appointment today. From Oak Cliff to Garland and Irving to Park Cities, our four Dallas-area clinics will offer a convenient location for you.


What do I do if I missed a period? How do I know if I’m pregnant? What do I do if I have a positive pregnancy test? If you have any of these questions, you’re in luck—we have the answers! Here’s what you should do next if you think you might be pregnant:

  • Take a pregnancy test. Head to the nearest drugstore and pick up a home pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are quick, easy, and very accurate when used correctly. Can’t afford a pregnancy test? Click here. If your pregnancy test is negative, many physicians recommend taking another one about a week later to confirm that you are not pregnant. If your test is positive, then your next step is to…
  • Call your doctor. Make an appointment with your OB/GYN as soon as you see a positive result. Early prenatal care is necessary for your health as well as your baby’s. Your doctor will be able to tell you how far along you are, assess whether the pregnancy is viable (certain conditions that result in a nonviable pregnancies, such as molar or ectopic pregnancies, can be life-threatening if not treated), and give you essential information about how to care for yourself and your baby during pregnancy. Don’t have a doctor? Click here.
  • Explore your options. Unplanned pregnancies can feel overwhelming. If you are pregnant and you aren’t sure what to do next, give us a call or schedule an appointment online. Our medical staff does not perform abortions, but they will discuss all of your options with you—parenting, abortion, adoption—so you can make a confident decision. Appointments at Thrive Women’s Clinic are always no-cost, judgement-free, and confidential.
  • Find a support system. Unsure where to turn? We are here for you. Our compassionate counselors and medical team will support you and care for you every step of the way. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today.

Have other questions we didn’t answer? Contact us to schedule an appointment today. From Oak Cliff to Garland and Irving to Park Cities, our four clinics will offer a convenient location for you.