If you are thinking about breeding your French Bulldog, you might want to calculate when the puppies will be due. I decided to create this handy French Bulldog gestation calculator which lets you enter in the date of conception to see when you can expect the birth to occur.
All you need to do is use the date picker to select the date at which you believed your female Frenchie mated and became pregnant, and the pregnancy calculator will do the rest for you.
How the due date was calculated
To find out what a French Bulldog’s due date is I took the average gestation period of 63 days and then added that to the mating date you entered. Frenchies will be pregnant for anywhere between 58 and 68 days on average, so 63 days falls in the middle. You can read more about the gestation periods here.
It will help you to get prepared for whelping, or in a more likely scenario booking in the C-section for your Frenchie – here’s how much a C-section could cost you.
If you do think your Frenchie is pregnant and you have now calculated the gestation period and due dates, please do seek the support of a professional vet. Your Frenchie will need a lot of care and attention during this time.
You might also be interested in this guide I created which could help you figure out if your Frenchie is indeed pregnant. Signs can include:
- Change in appetite.
- Enlarged nipples.
- Lethargy and tiredness.
- Increased belly size.
I hope you’ve found my Frenchie gestation calculator helpful. I cannot stress enough how prepared you will need to be for the date. If you are going to be helping with the whelping and think a natural birth could happen, here are some things you will need:
- Whelping box to have the puppies safely delivered in in a warm area.
- Line the whelping box with newspaper.
- Have clean towels and fabric to clean the newly born Frenchie puppies with.
- A thermometer to make sure your Frenchie’s temperature is correct before birth.
- New and clean pair of scissors to cut the umbilical cords.
- Use unwaxed dental floss to then tie the umbilical cords up.
- Iodine to clean the puppies’ abdomens after the cord is cut and dab on the end of the cut umbilical cord.
- Access to a vet in case there is an emergency or you need to switch to a C-section.