2 weeks pregnant
You are 2 weeks pregnant according to the count, but the actual fertilization will not take place until this week. This is because the first day of your last period counts as the start of your pregnancy. After the egg is fertilized, the journey to the womb begins. From now on the gender of your future baby is already fixed!
Your baby in week 2 of your pregnancy
This week is the day: the male sperm cell fertilizes your female egg. The fusion of these cells is also called the conception . It may take a while before you can see it, but the gender of your baby is already fixed. This is namely stored in the DNA of the fused egg and sperm .
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In week 2 of your pregnancy the fertilized egg, also called zygote, starts the journey to the womb from the place of fertilization, the fallopian tube . Along the way, the zygote quickly multiplies into a very small ball of cells, the blastocyst. Between 6 and 12 days after fertilization, the blastocyst will implant itself in the uterine wall.
You in week 2 of your pregnancy
Although a lot is happening in your body, you don’t notice much of it. You don’t feel anything about the moment of conception and cell division.
The implantation, which takes place next week, may be accompanied by a slight bleeding, also called the implantation bleeding . You can confuse this with your normal period , so it may take a while before you discover that you are pregnant. If you have and recognize the bleeding bleeding, this is often the first pregnancy symptom .
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Tip for 2 weeks pregnant
During your pregnancy it is important to pay attention to what you eat and drink . Your unborn baby gets the same as you through you. Smoking , alcohol and drugs are harmful to your child’s development and can even lead to a miscarriage . Therefore, stop using these medicines from the moment you try to become pregnant.
Tips for You This Week
There’s no doubt that your body works overtime when you’re expecting, and it can’t make a baby all on its own. It requires plenty of nutrients to baby-build.
Get your body ready for baby by taking 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. Loads of research has shown that folic acid, especially if it’s started in the months preceding pregnancy, has important health benefits for expecting women and their babies, including reducing the risk of congenital heart defects, gestational diabetes and preterm labor.
Whether you’re taking a prescription, OTC or herbal med, consult your doctor ASAP about which are safe and which could harm your baby-to-be’s health.
Herbal preparations are not tested or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not required to undergo clinical trials. Translation: Their safety (or lack thereof) is unknown. Even herbs that you’ve heard could be helpful during pregnancy may be dangerous at different points during the next nine months.
It’s never too early (or late) to kick a tobacco habit. Smoking seriously dampers your fertility and can harm your unborn baby.
Smoking around the time of conception increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy, and continued smoking can up the chances of a wide variety of pregnancy complications, including abnormal implantation or premature detachment of the placenta, premature rupture of the membranes and early delivery. Talk to your doc about safely stopping.
Have you scheduled a preconception visit yet? No? Well, get to it! You’ll learn about genetic, environmental and lifestyle hazards that may put your fertility and baby at risk.
To prepare for your preconception checkup, gather information on the type of birth control you’re on, your menstrual cycles, a list of medications you currently take, any chronic conditions you have and your family health history.
More than a third of women think specific sexual positions up their chances of conceiving. But this is mostly a myth. Healthy sperm are excellent swimmers — and determined on their mission. Pretty much any position can get you pregnant, so you might as well pick one that gives you both the most pleasure.
If you’d like to add a little extra gravity into the equation, give sperm a head start by elevating your hips slightly and asking your partner to be on top.
Yoga? Meditation? Reading? Whatever it takes to relax, try to do it. Women who have the highest levels of a stress-related enzyme in their saliva called alpha-amylase were 29 percent less likely to get pregnant than those with the lowest levels, according to a study.
Be an ovulation detective. At peak fertility, your cervical mucus increases and becomes more thin, gooey and slippery. Depending on how long your menstrual cycle lasts, your peak fertility can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days from the first day of your last period.
Other signs of ovulation to watch out for include slightly lower basal body temperature (that then rises again), light spotting, cramps in your lower abdomen and an increased sex drive.