Pregnancy Begins: Weeks 1 and 2

hat happens in the first week of pregnancy, will the baby be formed or is it not there yet? How is the gestational week calculated? What are the first week symptoms of pregnancy? Here are the answers to many of your questions! Start reading now!

In the first weeks of pregnancy, there is no baby yet. But the body is in preparation for the day of ovulation. The lining of the uterus thickens. It is gradually prepared for the arrival of the fertilized egg and becomes a soft bed.

Well, you might be wondering why it’s called week 1 and week 2 of pregnancy, when there’s no baby, or even when you’re not even pregnant yet.

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment when the sperm meets the egg. The only date that is not difficult to determine exactly is the first day of the last menstrual period (SAT). Doctors use this date as the standard start date of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Week Calculator

Calculating the first week of pregnancy is a bit complicated. The reason for this is not to be considered pregnant before completing the first 2 weeks. Pregnancy only happens at the end of the 2nd week and this is the official start of pregnancy. Before that, that is, in the 1st and 2nd weeks, the body is prepared for pregnancy.

According to experts, the first week of pregnancy is the beginning of the last menstrual period. During pregnancy calculation, the beginning of the last menstrual bleeding is taken as a reference. In other words, it is calculated as 40 weeks from the start of the last menstrual period (SAT).

This means that they accept menstruation as a part of pregnancy, even though the baby has not yet conceived. 

Time Definitions

  • Pregnancy Week: It starts on the first day of the last menstrual period, which takes place 2 weeks before conception. This is the week most doctors use to evaluate pregnancy. The average pregnancy period is 40 weeks.
  • Ovulation Week: Fertilization week begins the day you get pregnant. Its average duration is 38 weeks.
  • Trimester: There are 3 trimesters in a pregnancy. The 3-month periods of pregnancy are called trimesters.
  • Calendar Month: A pregnancy lasts an average of 10 calendar months. (Each month is 28 days.)

First Week Pregnancy Symptoms

Many changes in your body may indicate pregnancy. Among the first week pregnancy symptoms , the most common are:

  • period delay ,
  • nausea or vomiting,
  • Food disgust or craving
  • Weakness, fatigue, drowsiness,
  • frequent urination,
  • metallic taste in the mouth,
  • Hypersensitivity and observed changes in the breasts,
  • A new feeling of sensitivity in the pelvic area,
  • Hypersensitivity to odors.

If you’re asking, ” How to detect 1 week pregnant? “, these symptoms may help you. However, what you will notice first among these or how many of them you will experience is variable. For example , we know that you are most likely to wonder about the subject ” What day of pregnancy does nausea begin? “, but you should know that the symptoms felt and experienced during pregnancy vary according to each woman. But the most obvious early pregnancy symptom is a missed period.

When Should I Go to the Doctor?

You and your baby will need good prenatal care and follow-up for your health. You should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as you are sure that you are pregnant, or even when you start to suspect if you are a slightly anxious expectant mother. This appointment may be as soon as possible after the missed period.

If you are using a birth control method, you should inform your doctor. No method is 100% effective. Sometimes even birth control pills can fail.

If you are sure that you are pregnant, you should stop the pill. You should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Pregnancy can also occur while using an intrauterine spiral. Again, you should contact your doctor and inform him as soon as possible.

1 week of pregnancy will it be obvious in the blood test?

If it has been 1 week since your menstrual date and you had a blood pregnancy test after this period, there is a possibility that you will see a positive result.

Baby Image at 2 Weeks Pregnancy

Diet During Pregnancy

Weight Gain During Pregnancy

” What should be noted first weeks of pregnancy? ” Said you were wondering, first of all should pay attention to nutrition can say. If you were at a normal weight before pregnancy, you should increase your calorie intake during pregnancy. During the first trimester (first 13 weeks), you should consume an average of 2,200 calories per day. During the second and third trimesters, you will likely need an additional 300 calories each day.

The extra 300 calories doesn’t mean bigger portions. An apple and a bowl of yogurt are also 300 calories! Of course, your doctor will be the most accurate person to determine the daily calorie intake during the pregnancy period.

The extra calories give you and your growing baby the energy you need. The baby expends energy to produce and store protein, fat, carbohydrates. Fetal body needs energy for development. In addition, the extra calories will help you for changes in your body. For example, your uterus is enlarging and your blood level is increasing by about 50%. This means you need more energy than usual.

In addition, the quality of calories is also important. Staying away from packaged, fatty, high-sugar foods should be your first reflex on nutrition in the first weeks of pregnancy. You should take care to eat as natural, healthy, balanced and regular as possible.

Stomach Complaints

One of the best ways to cope with complaints such as nausea, bloating, stomach boils, constipation and gas during pregnancy is to change the diet. Dividing your nutritional needs into 6 small meals rather than 3 large meals during the day and eating little but often throughout the day will be functional in many ways in this process.

While this method copes with the complaints brought about by pregnancy, your energy will be higher as it will also keep your blood sugar at a certain level.

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