What Happens in the First Week of Pregnancy?

What really happens in first week of pregnancy. The truth is that it is possible that you aren’t even pregnant yet.

When you see your doctor he or she will calculate the due date 40 weeks from the last menstrual period you had. This means that usually there are two extra weeks in your official pregnancy when you aren’t yet pregnant.

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During the actual first week you have your period. This means that the old lining of the uterus sheds and there is a mature egg in your ovaries that is preparing to be released right into your fallopian tubes.

This is where it is supposed to meet the sperm. Hopefully one of those little guys will be able to fertilize the egg.

If you would like to get pregnant, this is the perfect time to stop all the bad habits that you had until now. These include smoking, drinking or using drugs.

It is also a good idea to start taking prenatal vitamins including folic acid. This is a kind of vitamin B that prevents the neural tube disorders.

It is best to take the supplements even before you get pregnant or during the first days of your pregnancy. Once you know for sure that you are in your first pregnancy week you should go on taking the supplements.

Even more, it is best to take some supplements after you give birth as well, especially if you choose to breastfeed.

The baby

Although you are considered to be already pregnant, the baby is in fact only an egg in your reproductive tract. The first day of the period is considered to belong to the pregnancy’s first week even if you won’t actuallyget pregnant for the following two weeks, until you ovulate.


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