Although pregnancy week 2 is counted as the second week of gestation, there is no sign that you are expecting a baby in that week. You are still considered as hoping to be pregnant soon!
The exact day of fertilization can’ t be determined correctly, so the 1st and 2nd weeks are always included in the calculation.
Symptoms Of Pregnancy Week 2
As mentioned before, the first week of pregnancy isn’t calculated from the date you conceived. Most OBs start the countdown to a full-term 40-week pregnancy from the first day of your last period because it is often difficult to pinpoint the exact day of ovulation.
This means that during the first two official weeks of your pregnancy, you won’t really be pregnant at all. However, your body is already preparing for a possible pregnancy and you will probably ovulate at the end of the week. Signs of this are:
- Increased basal body temperature.
- Increase in clear, egg-white cervical mucus.
- Increased sex drive.
- Breast soreness or tenderness.
- Pelvic ache.
- A better sense of smell.
No, there’s no baby or embryo in the room! As the 2nd week of pregnancy progresses, you approach ovulation, which can take place around the middle of your cycle. So, if you have a 28-day cycle, ovulation will occur at the end of this week.
This is the time when you are most likely to conceive, and it is a good idea to keep track of your cycle so that you know your fertile days. When the sperm comes into contact with the egg, fertilization can take place. An egg is 0.1 mm and the sperm is much smaller.
Pregnancy Week 2: What To Do?
Have intercourse around the time of ovulation. Sperm live between 72 and 120 hours, and eggs live from 12 to 24 hours. It needs to be fertilized for pregnancy within this time.
Whether or not you are 2 weeks pregnant, if you are planning a baby, you should already be taking some essential vitamin supplements such as folic acid, calcium, and iron.