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Week 1 is most likely to go by with only a few early symptoms of pregnancy or maybe without you even realizing that you are pregnant. The menstrual cycle of many women vary. So the delay in the periods is just attributed to being late! Of course, if your periods have been delayed and you have been actively trying then you should do use the home pregnancy test kit to know if you have conceived.
You may also check out our eBook, a short guide to pregnancy to find useful tips about everything you need to know when you have decided to try for a baby.
Changes in Your Body at Week 1 Pregnancy
There aren’t any immediate pregnancy symptoms during the first week. But you can experience:
- Mood swings
- Increase in the need to urinate
- Tenderness of the breasts
- Colic and constipation
- Morning sickness
At week 1 of pregnancy however, usually, all these symptoms are attributed to the late PMS rather than to pregnancy.
Your Baby’s Development at Week 1 Pregnancy
The only thing that happens in the first week is that the egg leaves the ovary and travels to the Fallopian tubes. In the first week, you are not really pregnant since conception does not happen till the second week. The reason why this week is included in the pregnancy calendar is to help the doctor calculate the first day of your last menstrual cycle. It helps in the calculation of the estimated due date thus. You can however peep ahead and see what you can expect to experience during week 2 of your pregnancy. You will see the complete 40 weeks of Pregnancy articles brought together in this guide.
Week 1 Pregnancy Tips and Advice
At week 1 of pregnancy your basal body temperature is the morning body temperature just before you get out of bed. It is a little higher when you ovulate: just half a degree. Hence you might not notice it unless you have a special basal thermometer.
This is the time for you to make love to increase your chances of conception. Having sex between 72 hours before you ovulate and 24 hours thereafter is said to be the best time for conception. So make sure that your spouse’s calendar remains free!
Get a check on your diet and follow one that is nutritious and healthy.
At week 1 of pregnancy if you are under any medication then do speak to your doctor about this and also consult him regarding prenatal vitamins that you should begin to take. For example, you should begin taking folic acid daily as this will protect your baby from spinal cord defects.
Week 1 Fun
At week 1 of pregnancy read more on how you can detect when you are ovulating so that you know when the ‘right’ time for you is.
Do a little reading on which sexual positions will increase your chances of caption and if the baby’s sex is determined based on positions.
Continue with your exercises, but try and keep them a little low key – just in case you have conceived.
So did you calculate your ovulation date? Do you have your fingers crossed about the pregnancy? Join our due date club here and share your thoughts with other mums-to-be.
Week 1 Pregnancy Articles
- 6 Natural Methods to Help Your Partner Increase His Sperm Count
- The Importance of Consuming Folic Acid during Pregnancy
- Foods to Avoid in Pregnancy
- The Most Important Vaccinations during Pregnancy
- Important Tests during Pregnancy
Week 1 Pregnancy Discussions
- Pre-Pregnancy Tips and Advice
- Does progesterone pills affect the menstrual cycle?
- Tests to do before getting pregnant
Week 1 Have a Laugh
A woman who wanted to conceive asked her friend who had just delivered a baby, “How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?” The friend thinks and replies, “If it’s the flu, you will get better.”