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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

2nd Week of Pregnancy: The Next Step of Preparing Your Body



2nd week of pregnancy? You may want to hold that grand announcement because there is still no baby. Yes, you read that right. 2nd week pregnancy symptoms are hard to track because your body is still only preparing itself for gestation. Read on to know what’s happening:

2nd Week of Pregnancy

Similar to what happened in the 1st week, the next week is just for preparation. But 2nd week of pregnancy is a step closer to having a baby.

Mom-to-be

In the 1st week of pregnancy, you have had your last period. Now is the time for ovulation. When you ovulate, it depends on your cycle and hence your fertility window. After the last period, your ovaries are again going to make an egg. But instead of shedding, the egg will now travel to your fallopian tube. Here, in the fallopian tube, the egg is supposed to meet sperms from your partner, at an optimal time.

Baby

The 2nd week of pregnancy is when your egg meets the sperm, so clearly, there is still no embryo or baby. But the convergence of egg and sperms will lead to the baby (pregnancy).

You only have to track your cycle and know when you would be ovulating to boost your chances of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Symptoms Week 2

In the 2nd week of pregnancy, your period ends and there is a way for ovulation. The 2nd week pregnancy symptoms include:

  • Missed period
  • Mood swings
  • Tender breasts
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased urge to urinate
  • Excessive fatigue


Things to Note With Pregnancy Symptoms Week 2

The most important bit of this week is to track ovulation. For most women, it occurs in 13-20 days. You can mark your ovulation by noting the following:

  • Measuring your basal body temperature (your body’s temperature in the morning)
  • Vaginal mucus – it will look like egg whites but sticky
  • A better sense of smell

Your odds of having a baby will instantly uplift if you have intercourse during the peak ovulation time.

Other tips to add to 2nd week of pregnancy are:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Adding folic acid to your diet
  • Taking prenatal vitamins
  • Reducing stress

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