Your micro baby is as tiny as a microscopic chicken egg. The amniotic fluid is comparable to yolk sac (egg white) and embryo to egg yolk (baby-to-be).
The amniotic fluid’s primary purpose is to nourish the developing baby until the placenta is fully formed and ready.
Changes Occurring Within Your Body At 2 Weeks Pregnancy:
Your last menstrual period started about 2 weeks ago, and you are now ovulating or you would soon. If you have succeeded in conceiving, it could be two or more weeks you will get a positive pregnancy test result.
Babies are usually born around 38 weeks after fertilization. But, as it is difficult to know when the fertilization has taken place, you should calculate your due date by counting 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. This is an average length of the cycle, and some women have shorter or longer).
Timing is critical for the conception to happen. You should try to aim at sex around 72 hours before you ovulate or 24 hours after. Like doing so, you are trying to accommodate both sperm, that survives for 3 days and ovum that lives no more than 24 hours after ovulation.
Before you even make sex, you need to calculate the time frame of your ovulation. You can also get awareness on what sexual positions can help your conceive. Many couples need more than a few tries.
Methods That Predict Ovulation:
There are quite a few methods that help to predict your ovulation. If you look for ovulation signs, you can thus predict a fertility window that will help you in determining when you can have the intercourse.
Track Your Period:
A typical menstrual cycle lasts for 28 days. Some women may not have the same period cycle and may differ from month to month. Track your menstrual period for consecutive months so that you will know the actual pattern of your cycle. You can either mark your period days once a month or try using a fertility app. This helps you to calculate your ovulation time based on the average menstrual cycle.
Basal Body Temperature:
During ovulation, your body’s basal temperature changes. There are chances for you to become pregnant 2 to 3 days before the temperature rise. You can record your temperature every day at around same time everyday. You should take the temperature when you get up from the sleep. By recording every day, you will understand the pattern and accordingly you can have intercourse before the temperature rises.
When you ovulate, the vaginal discharge will change its consistency and texture. It becomes slippery and clear. After ovulation, the consistency turns thick and cloudy and then disappears.
Another way of determining ovulation is through test kit. These test kits use a urine sample to detect the hormones that can predict ovulation. You should follow the right instructions to get accurate results.
Tips For A Better Week 2 Pregnancy:
The main thing you need to do this week is to quit any harmful habits.
Stop bad habits like smoking, drinking, and drugs as it is essential to a healthy pregnancy, healthy baby and active labor.
Eat a well-balanced diet and manage your weight.
Reduce stress and engage in physical activities
Consult your healthcare provider if you are already taking any medications and also find which habits are good to retain during pregnancy.
You should take a daily multivitamin that contains 400 micrograms of folic acid as it prevents birth defects in your baby.
Tips For Dad-To-Be:
Your partner may feel he has no role in pregnancy at this time, but his health and lifestyle affects the future baby.
He needs to check his nutrition habits, medications, and habits like smoking, alcohol or drug intake
They can also take prenatal vitamins before conception with doctor’s approval.
Even if your baby has not made an appearance yet, the end of the gestational week 2 is a crucial time in the life of your baby.
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