1 Week Pregnant
— Lining of the uterus begins to develop and thickens to accept the egg!
Congratulation! Finally you have decided to try to conceive. For every woman, pregnancy is an amazing period when their body will get a life-support for a new, flimsy little one. However, the total pregnancy period lasts 40 weeks, the first 2 weeks will not really include being pregnant. Generally, pregnancy is measured from the first day of your last menstrual period, so technically speaking, you are not really pregnant for those initial 2 weeks.
For instance, if the doctor says that you are 10 weeks pregnant, which means that the period of conception has taken place approximately 8 weeks ago.
First week pregnancy is usually referred to as the fertile period of a month. In 1 week pregnant women, it is the period for egg fecundation and also the manner your body is prepared for the changes. When a couple planning to conceive, it is most important to take time and prepare your body for maternity. Early planning can protect you and your little one from any kind of risks during pregnancy.
If you are considered yourself as 1 week pregnant, then you should start getting prenatal vitamins or vitamin supplements. Avoid smoking, consuming alcohol and unnecessarily don’t take any over-the-counter medications. It is important that every woman should start with a good lifestyle when they are trying to conceive, so you can give your little one a best promising start.
Physical changes that occur in a 1 week pregnant woman:
Your period has just begun and you are trying to conceive. Women with 28 days cycle, ovulation takes place about 14 days after the menstrual cycle starts. From pregnancy week 1 onwards, it is good to start a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as little workout routine. Also women should start taking folic acid. Stay away from any kind of toxic materials and take enough rest. Also, discuss with your doctor about the side effects of your regular prescription medications on your pregnancy. Women should also avoid undergoing tests like X-ray.
For women with more than 28 days cycle can take the help of ovulation calculator or pregnancy planner to determine the exact period of ovulation. Ovulation calculator can give you proper details about your fertile period.
You might not be really hungry during week 1 pregnancy, but there is a chance of rapid hormonal changes in your body that make you undergo frustration or depression. Few women may notice frequent urination and few may recognize changes in their breast sensibility and size. Blood veins on breasts become more noticeable and there exist a minor unbearable tension.
One of the most common pregnancy signs that women experience during this week is mild cramping. Some women may experience cramping on one side, while some others experience on either sides of the stomach. Few women experience no signs during the week 1 pregnancy period. Feeling tired, exhausted, dizziness, and faintness are the most common symptoms in 1 week pregnant women because of low blood pressure, although, these signs may alter from one woman to another. So, a woman may not notice same signs her intimate had when she was 1 week pregnant.
Fetal development that occur in a 1 week pregnant woman:
During 1 week of your pregnancy period, conception has not taken place, but you are already get to begin counting. Lining of the uterus is becoming thick for anticipation of fertilized egg. You may not even recognize when you become pregnant. After the egg implantation in the uterus, some women may find a little blood spotting, generally called as implantation which indicates a light period.
Start documenting the journey of your pregnancy
Women never forget the moment their pregnancy test becomes positive, foods they find ideally revolting for those 40 weeks or even the instant that a woman first holds her newborn in her hands.
Also there are some other moments that are not embedded in your mind for a life time, such as the instant you first recognize your baby’s move, jump of the baby’s hiccups, or baby’s heel gliding across your belly. All these moments are as precious as the moment when you hold your baby for the first time in your hands.
So, documenting all these moments is a great way to preserve and memorize them in the future. There are several methods to document the journey of your pregnancy, such as: blogging, writing letters, documenting the journey in your own words or purchasing a pre-made journal.