Mamms Journey week 1-2 Ovulation

Week 1-2

Priming for Ovulation
&
Groundwork for Fertilization

Published : 16/03/2024

Last updated: 27/04/2024

Surprisingly, your pregnancy voyage initiates at this moment, despite not being pregnant yet. This is due to the fact that most healthcare providers calculate pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP).


During weeks 1 and 2 of pregnancy, your body is priming for ovulation and laying the groundwork for fertilization, which typically occurs in week 3.

Body Changes

Allow me to share my story with all of you, I actually experienced almost every possible symptoms from the very beginning of my pregnancy! Have you not experienced any new symptoms? Many women won’t notice any until several weeks or more into their pregnancies — and some individuals won’t experience any at all!


If you’ve recently discovered your pregnancy, you may assume it’s your first week, but you’re likely already around 4 weeks pregnant. Yes, it may seem surprising! (Your obstetrician will provide a more precise estimation during your initial prenatal visit.) Feel free to jump ahead and explore week 4.


In the first week of your cycle (note that you’re not actually pregnant yet), your body is shedding the lining of the uterus from last month and starting to build a new one, which may host a fertilized egg next month.


Fun fact: Human eggs are the largest cells in the body, smaller than a speck of pepper. Your body releases one (or occasionally two) eggs between day 10 and day 19 of your menstrual cycle, about 14 days before your expected period. These eggs can be fertilized for 12 to 24 hours afterward, and having sex earlier can be beneficial as sperm can survive in your body for up to five days.


At one week pregnant (or hoping to conceive soon!), it’s essential to prepare your body for pregnancy by maintaining a healthy weight.

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week

Hey would be mamma, start believing in your intuitions. Though you are not pregnant technically, yet your motherly intuitions may give you a wide-awake in the form of early pregnancy indications.

 

Some common Pregnancy symptoms are:

  • Heightened sense of hearing
  • Heightened sense of smell
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Tender breasts
  • Lower back pain and cramps
  • Bloating
  • Frequent urination
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea & Fatigue
  • Headache

Tips for Week 1-2

Undoubtedly, your body is working 24/7 at the time you’re expecting. So make sure that you are giving it the extra nutrients it needs to build a healthy mother and baby.

 

  • A must have is folic acid: Doctors recommend that, taking 400 to 600 micrograms of folic acid daily from all sources, including your prenatal vitamin and folate-rich foods.

  • Eat a variety of healthy foods including lean meat, fruits, vegetables, eggs and whole grains.

  • Get plenty of rest.

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • Limiting caffeine intake to one or two cups of coffee (8 ounces each) per day is also advisable.

  • Avoiding harmful habits like smoking and drinking.

  • Time to take control of your health—foster healthy habits and quit bad ones.

A Gentle Nudge from Mammas Journey

Embarking on a healthy pregnancy journey starts before conception. As you prepare for this exciting time, both you and your partner can focus on achieving and maintaining good health together.

 

Looking ahead, the second week of your menstrual cycle holds significant importance for the rest of your pregnancy journey, as it presents the prime opportunity for conception. Typically, individuals with regular menstrual cycles ovulate around 10 to 20 days after the onset of their period.

 

Take note of when your period begins and be attuned to your body’s fertility cues. Engaging in intercourse within five days of ovulation maximizes your chances of conception.

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