2 Weeks Pregnant: What To Expect?
Do you think you’re pregnant for 2 weeks? Maybe you won’t be. Here’s why.
Most OBs count pregnancy from your last menstrual period (LMP) on the first day. Yep, before you get pregnant, it’s a week or two. We understand it sounds completely strange, but this way it is more precise for physicians to estimate a due date.
So if you think about two weeks ago you conceived, you’re probably pregnant for at least four weeks— maybe even five. We’re giving you the approval to skip to week four ahead.
If you’re really in your cycle’s second week and you’re attempting to conceive, we have some tips for you right here.
YOUR CHILD DURING 2ND WEEK OF PREGNANCY
You are about to begin your most exciting visit, which will be filled by thrill, chills, tears, and laughter. Every moment will soon become the most memorable, yet the next one will surprise you by surpassing the last. The second week of pregnancy is when an egg that might eventually be fertilized by sperm can be released. You’re not still pregnant. Confused? Let us understand this more clearly.
From the first day of your last menstrual period, your due date is calculated. So, you’re in the phase of the second week where you’re most likely to get pregnant if you’ve tried it. Your egg was released from the ovary at the 2-week mark and is ready for fertilization. To accept the fertilized egg, your uterus has thickened.
The exact ovulation day is difficult to predict and can be from the 9th day to the 21st day at any time. The egg is fertilized by one of the sperms that manage to swim up to the fallopian tube 24 hours after the egg is released. Only a few hundred sperms can reach the Fallopian tube from the million released during ejaculation. Approximately 10-30 hours after fertilization, the sperm nucleus and the zygote fuse egg decide whether to have a boy or a girl (if the sperm has an X chromosome, your baby is a girl and has a Y chromosome, your baby is a boy).
The zygote divides into 16 cells within the next three to four days, and when it reaches the uterus, it is called the Morula. The Morula, a small ball of cells, burrows into the uterine lining and starts the division process into the embryo and the placenta. It’s been two weeks since the end of your menstrual period, and the excitement is about to begin for some. If you haven’t tried to get pregnant, you might even miss recognizing the symptoms of early pregnancy and brushing them off as PMS or late.
WHAT’S THE SIZE OF THE BABY?
Many women don’t realize the egg is still not fertilized at 2 weeks. At best, you’re ovulating. We say, at best, because you should be ovulating on day 15 of your menstrual period. But only if you’re one of the lucky few with a menstrual cycle of 28 days. If not, you’re probably ovulating a few days later. Many women are misinformed about the meaning of being pregnant for 2 weeks. The size, health, and development of the baby are still good for 2 to 3 weeks.
SIGNS OF PREGNANCY AT 2nd WEEK
Do you think you’re pregnant for 2 weeks? Maybe you won’t be. Here is why.
Most OBs count pregnancy from the first day of their last period of menstruation (LMP). Yep, that’s a week or two before you get pregnant. We know it sounds completely strange, but this way it is more accurate for doctors to estimate a due date.
So if you think about two weeks ago you conceived, you’re probably pregnant for at least four weeks— maybe even five. We’re giving you permission to skip ahead to week four.
If you’re really in your cycle’s second week and you’re trying to conceive, we have some advice for you right here.
2 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS
Getting pregnant depends on the timing of sex when you are most fertile— probably in the two days before you ovulate and the day you ovulate. If you have a regular 28-day cycle, on day 15 you are likely to ovulate. But who does the heck have every month a regular 28-day cycle?
At 2 weeks pregnant, ovulation symptoms may indicate the best time you need to have sex and hopefully conceive a baby. If you notice these signs at week 2 of pregnancy, you probably ovulate:
- “Egg white” cervical mucus: It sounds a bit gross, but it’s true. Your cervical mucus, like egg whites, becomes thin, transparent, and stringy as you are near ovulation. This consistency helps to move the sperm towards the egg.
- Better sense of odor: Believe it! Hormonal changes boost your ability to pick up various scents, which is probably the way nature helps you to sniff male pheromones in an effort to procreate.
- Soreness of the breast or tenderness: Ovulation-related hormone changes can make your boobs feel a little sore.
- Pelvic ache: You may feel a little twinge on one side of your abdomen as your ovary releases an egg. This is the phenomenon known as Mittelschmerz, named for the doctor who documented it for the first time.
- Light spotting: During ovulation, you may notice a little red or brown tinge in your underwear. When the follicle breaks down around the egg. If it is true, however, it may be something else like ectopic pregnancy, and therefore make sure your doctor knows if you have anything heavier than simply spotting between time periods.
- Increased sex drive: You might “just know” that for some baby-making sex you’re ovulating and naturally get revived.
- Changes in the cervical: If you routinely check your cervix— something women who often do the chart— you may notice that when you ovulate it becomes higher, softer and more open.
Some women purchase an ovulation test in order to find out if it is most fertile. A low-tech strategy is to have sex every other day of your menstrual cycle from about day 12 to day 16—meaning toward the end of the second week to the beginning of the third.
2 WEEKS PREGNANT BELLY
If you are pregnant at 2 weeks, symptoms will not appear immediately. In fact, you won’t be able to find out for sure if you are pregnant until there are enough pregnancy hormones in your system to detect a home pregnancy test. That should happen in week 4, which is probably the same time that you will miss your period. These hormone levels are at last high enough to give you some noticeable symptoms of pregnancy around this time. However, some women swear that they begin to notice signs of early pregnancy before week 4; these are the ones that might suggest you in:
- Spotting: You might notice a little spotting about 5 to 10 days after conception. This is due to the implantation of the embryo into your uterus wall.
- Frequent Urination: In the first weeks of pregnancy, pregnancy hormones can cause you to take more trips to the bathroom.
- Sore boobs and/or darker areolas: As soon as these hormones appear, the body of a woman begins to prepare her breastfeeding boobs.
- Fatigue: Complete fatigue is the first indication that women expect. This is because your body will use a ton of energy to grow babies.
- Morning Sickness: Probably the most notorious symptom of pregnancy, nausea usually starts to rear its ugly head around week 4 through week 9.
- Bloating: Yes, that’s it again. As your body begins to realize that you are pregnant, the digestion process will probably slow down in an effort to supply more nutrients to the baby. This can result in a bit of gas and bloating — hey, it may even look like a pregnant belly for 2 weeks!
2 WEEKS PREGNANT ULTRASOUND
You’re probably not going to have an ultrasound pregnant for 2 weeks. If you could see a pregnant belly within 2 weeks of ovulation, something like this would happen. First, your ovary produces an egg (less than a spot of ground pepper) into your Fallopian tube, where it needs to be fertilized within 12 to 24 hours. If you had sex within the last six days, you might still have sperm living inside you, and one of those could fertilize your egg. Otherwise, to get pregnant, you’ll need to have sex stat.
PREGNANCY CHECKLIST AT 2 WEEKS PREGNANT
Reminders for the week:
- Consider using a test for ovulation
- Look for ovulation signs
- Have sex every other day as close to your fertile time
- Keep taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid every day
Also Read: 1 Week Pregnant: What To Expect?