2 Weeks Pregnant – What Happens during the Early Days
You may think that you are 2 weeks pregnant, but you aren’t yet. However, you’re on the early days of your pregnancy. There are changes going on in your body and these are the early pregnancy symptoms. Some women are aware of these changes when they are 2 weeks pregnant, but some don’t.
The calculation for your pregnancy is 40 weeks on calendar. It will then start at the end of your last menstrual period. You become pregnant near the end of week two or the beginning of week three, depending on when your body ovulates. Ovulation will serve as the starting point of your body’s fertile period.
When you take your pregnancy on the first day you didn’t have your menstrual period, you’ll have a 10 percent chance that you will have a false negative result according to the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. There's no way of knowing for sure the exact date when the embryo implanted itself in your uterus, which is when you conceived.
Your Body at 2 Weeks Pregnant
You may be wondering when your period will show up after you miss it, than thinking it as a symptom of pregnancy. There are signs of pregnancy you may like to watch out for, when you think you are 2 weeks pregnant, like the feeling that your breasts are getting tender and experiencing morning sickness.
The tingling feeling on your breasts especially around the area of your nipples is felt, as the pregnancy hormones is adding more blood supply to your breasts. It is noticeable within a week or so of conception. Wearing your bra may also add a feeling of discomfort on you. But, the soreness of your breasts will be felt 3-4 weeks following your conception.
At this moment, your vaginal discharge is still quite thick and acidic and your body temperature is normal because an egg ripens in your ovaries to be released next week. Your body is also producing lots of pregnancy hormone including estrogen and progesterone during early pregnancy that the glands in the breasts start growing. This is also the reason why your breasts will feel heavy and sore.
During this week, you will also feel nausea and dizziness. The building progesterone levels inside your body are starting to prepare the egg fertilization through making a blood rich lining in your uterus.
Your Baby’s Growth while You're 2 Weeks Pregnant
This week is the time that you should concentrate on making changes on your lifestyle and on your eating habits. Especially since the second week is a very crucial stage in terms of your baby’s growth.
Though you’re still not pregnant, you will about to release an egg that will soon become a baby when a sperm met it and undergo fertilization. The start of this week, your ovulation, the egg is then release from the follicles and will travel to a fallopian tube from your ovary. On the next 12 to 24 hours, it will be fertilized.
The fertilized egg will now be called zygote. The singled cell zygote measures 1/100th inch diameter. The DNA of your unborn is in the cell, which consists of 23 of your chromosomes as well as 23 of your partner’s chromosomes. It will build your child’s sex, body structure, eye color, skin type, and hair color. The DNA has a major role in the determination of the child’s personality, intelligence, and even their future health.
At this point, your growing baby is now a small cell called blastocyst. It will then divide into two. The first part is the inner cell mass that will eventually turn into an embryo itself. While the second part is the outer cell mass that will turn into placenta. At this point, the embryo floats within the uterus, while it is protected by the uterus lining’s secretions. The baby is quite little in terms of length, measuring about 0.1 to 0.2 mm.
While it will be months before your doctor is able to tell your baby’s gender, which is set as soon as the sperm completes its role.
What to Do at Week 2
Start to look for a Healthcare Provider and consult your condition. You will have to do this from now on or for months of checkups, countless pregnancy complaints, and pregnancy labor and delivery. You can ask them questions regarding the dos and don’ts during this week.
Taking the right vitamins and minerals for your body is necessary if you are trying to conceive. You should take folic acid supplements. These supplements will help your developing baby to grow without birth defects.
Another is taking multivitamin or other necessary supplements prescribed by your health care provider. Take prenatal vitamins with vitamin D that will serve as you and your child’s protection from complications such as preeclampsia and infection.
Diet or eating the right foods is also important. It should be rich in nutrients such as vegetables and fruits as well as foods containing fat, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Try to eat foods in proper proportions. Your plate should have half vegetables and fruits, with proteins and grains. Consume fat, sugar, and salt in moderation.
Aside from changing your bad eating habits, try to engage yourself into healthy activities. Take time to relax and exercise. For relaxation, go on yoga. It will help you to adjust from the changes in your body. You can also try other physical activities as it helps to reduce stress, and make sure to engage.
How can Your Partner Help
Talk to your partner and get him into a healthy lifestyle, such as quitting on smoking or drinking too much caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine also increases your baby’s heart rate and even hampers the amount of nutrition that your body gives to your little one. Too much caffeine may also cause miscarriage. It is important to talk with your obstetrician regarding habits that you can retain.
Week two is also the time to talk to your partner regarding the arrival of your baby. While having a baby may sound nerve-wracking, it’s not really that bad. After all, both you and your partner will be experiencing something new, adding a little-bundle of joy in your lives.
Those are the information you need to know during 2 weeks pregnant.