pregnancy week 2

Pregnancy Guide: Week 2

Just like in your first week of pregnancy, if you’re in week 2, you may not know you’re pregnant yet. That’s because doctors start counting your pregnancy weeks beginning with the first day of your last menstrual period. That’s a few weeks before you even get pregnant, technically, but it’s easier for them to estimate your due date this way.

If you already know you’re pregnant, you’re likely already at least four weeks along. If you’re in what the doctor would consider the second week of your pregnancy, however, there are some things you may be experiencing, and things you can do to help the process along.

2 weeks pregnant is how many months?

You’re still in the first month if you’re two weeks pregnant, and you’re not really pregnant yet. You’ll know shortly if you’ve conceived, but now is not the time to stop trying. Ovulation will be starting soon!

Your Baby at 2 Weeks

You don’t have a baby yet, but you have eggs. That means you’re a week past your last period and your body is getting ready to ovulate. The lining of your uterus is thickening in preparation to receive a fertilised egg. 

You may not feel this happening, but if you struggle from mittelschmerz or the pain that frequently comes in the middle of your cycle, you’ll likely feel those symptoms in the next week or so.

You’re now relying on timing your sex to make a baby. You’re at your most fertile or will be in a few days. In a 28-day cycle, you likely ovulate on day 15, which means you’re fertile on days 13-15. Start counting or make use of ovulation sticks to be sure.

How big is a baby at 2 weeks?

While your baby isn’t big because it isn’t there, your eggs are growing. Pretty soon, the dominant egg for this month’s cycle will take charge and be ready for fertilisation. Now is the time to have sex, because sperm can live for up to six days inside your body. 

When the egg is ready, the sperm will already be there waiting.

Your Body at 2 Weeks

This is prime conception time, but even if you do conceive now, you won’t notice symptoms right away. You won’t even know you’re pregnant for another two or three weeks, depending on when you take a pregnancy test and how strong your pregnancy hormones are exhibiting.

You’ll know you’re ready to take a test when you miss your period, although some women are too impatient, and may take it earlier for either a positive or negative result. Keep trying if it’s negative. 

Though it’s unlikely you’ll notice anything at all, you could experience things like spotting, frequent urination, sore breasts, darker areolas, fatigue, bloating, or nausea during pregnancy at this point.

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Spotting can occur five to ten days after conception, so if you’re one of the lucky few who conceive very early in your cycle, you may already notice some of these odd changes. It happens when the embryo implants itself in the uterine wall.

Elevated pregnancy hormones can cause frequent urination, sending you on many trips to the bathroom in your first few weeks. It can also cause sore breasts that will soon be preparing for breastfeeding.

The most aggravating symptom you may experience early on (or throughout for an unfortunate few) is morning sickness, although it doesn’t always happen in the morning. It usually starts around week four.

Fatigue will likely be your first clue because it takes a lot of energy to grow a baby, and your body will be completely exhausted for a while, even if you don’t do anything out of the ordinary. Bloating is also an early symptom because when your body realises you’re pregnant, digestion slows to deliver more food to the baby, causing gas and bloating.

Tips/Things to do

You may not have a baby, but you can do some things now to make sure you have one soon. As you ovulate, you’ll notice some changes that will indicate you’re fertile. Now’s the time to start planning sex to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Cervical mucus is clear, thin, and stringy. You may begin to discharge this mucous close to ovulation. This discharge is intended to help sperm travel toward your eggs, so if you have this discharge, start practising for that baby.

Many ovulating women have an increased sense of smell. This comes from the hormones in your body that are built to help you seek out male pheromones (an instinct to fertilise your eggs). It’s primitive, but it’s often why your sex drive may increase in the middle of the month.

Hormone changes also may make your breasts, or your pelvis feels sore, so try not to get too excited and misinterpret this as a sign of pregnancy. Light spotting happens when a follicle around the egg ruptures, which happens infrequently, but is a possibility.

It may sound strange but start checking your cervix. If you are charting your cycle to keep track of ovulation and other pregnancy-related information, you will notice when you’re ovulating because your cervix will be softer, higher, and more open than it normally is. 

You can also use ovulation tests, but they’re not cheap, so this would be an affordable alternative.

If that idea makes you feel squeamish, simply have sex every day from Day Twelve to Day Sixteen to ensure you are receiving sperm during the times when you’re most fertile. Stay away from oral sex and lubricants, because both saliva and lubricants can affect the way sperm travels and hinder its effectiveness once it reaches its destination.

Week two is uneventful in terms of pregnancy, but it can be exciting when you integrate all of the baby-making activities you should be doing. Make sure you take advantage of this week as an opportunity to increase your chances of getting pregnant, because the end of this week, or the beginning of next week, is when it’s likely to happen.

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