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AnswerIt appears from Matthew's Gospel that Bethlehem was the home town of Mary and Joseph, in which case she no doubt conceived in Bethlehem.

In Luke's Gospel, the young couple travelled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Once Luke tells of the census of Quirinius as the reason for their journey, he never again mentions it, and we therefore have no clue as to when it took place or over how long a period - this is a census of which there is no historical record or precedent in Roman history. However, the fact that all the rooms in the inn were taken, means that others were still arriving for the census and Mary was probably a late arrival. If the birth had not taken place and was not imminent by the time of the census, they would surely have returned immediately to their home in Nazareth for the birth. Thus, they must have arrived not long before the birth of Jesus. That they had no other business in Bethlehem is demonstrated by their decision to leave Bethlehem after the birth and the purification of Mary, and return immediately to Nazareth. So, in Luke's Gospel, Mary would not have been in Bethlehem very long before the birth of Jesus.
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9 Months, just as it is for every woman who bears a child.

The time frame started on what you call December 25th or Christmas and concluded in September, around September the 24th to be exact. You will find supporting documentation given in the book of Luke, which defines the Course of Abia and which places the timing of the event along with Mary' cousin Elizabeth (6 months prior to Mary).

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Mary was pregnant with JESUS for 33 weeks.

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How long before Mary and Joseph returned to Nazareth from Bethlehem?

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