2nd week of pregnancy is the 1st month, or the 1st trimester
At this time an ovum, which later will be fertilized, gets formed. It is located in a bubble, which changes in size as the time goes and clearly stands out from the ovary. These preparations are determined by the upcoming ovulation. After getting through the oviduct, spermatozoon contacts with an ovum. The probability of conception increases multiple times during ovulation; normally it is the period of 14 days before menstruation onwards.
To increase the probability of conception, both partners must properly prepare for the coitus. A man must necessarily avoid having a coitus, as well as masturbation, for 3-4 days prior to the attempt of conception. It will increase the amount of spermatozoa in his sperm. For a woman it is important not to do any treatment procedures involving taking medicine. Environment of the vagina is already aggressive enough in relation to spermatozoa. Antibiotics and hormonal medicine intake will only increase the negative effect on spermatozoa and can cause such negative consequences as their total death, thus interrupting the conception process.
During the process of conception, partners may use any convenient position, which brings maximum pleasure to both of them. But you should remember that after the sperm gets into the vagina, the woman should better lie on her back with her legs lifted up and leaned against the wall. This action will help increase the chances of the sperm getting into the cervix.
What Happens To The Baby
Talking about the fetus itself on the week 2 of pregnancy is too early yet. It is more like just an ovum, fertilized by sperm. And when this ovum gets into the uterus, it begins its development process and becomes an embryo. I. e. it turns into an actual pregnancy.
A two-week-term pregnancy is very dangerous, because there is a high risk of termination of pregnancy. The fertilized ovum may be let out with other discharge, and a so-called miscarriage happens.
Since the fetus itself does not take place yet, getting tested at such an early stage is pointless. It is plain waste of time and money, which brings no results. Instead, it can only make you tired and anxious.
Getting tested on the level of hCG will not be helpful, but a special test on progesterone level can be effective during the first two weeks. This hormone is responsible for preparing feminine uterus for development of a fetus and for formation of placenta.
Doing an ultrasonic examination will also not provide the desired results. The only thing which can be discovered is an increased in size follicle. Normally, women go through such examination only if their pregnancy is planned, and if they used to have problems with pregnancy, for example, a miscarriage.
First Two Weeks Of Pregnancy
Most of modern women want to become mothers. Good maternity means that your child is born healthy, from a loved one, and at a right time. it happens that not all women are able to have this wonderful feeling in their lives and to be called mother.
It is related to certain difficulties:
- poor ecology;
- stressful state;
- hereditary infertility;
- unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, drugs).
However, in spite of all these negative factors, pregnancy still can develop, but it is impossible to predict the consequences of such pregnancy. A child may be born absolutely healthy as if there were no threats at all, but, just as well, the child may have birth defects, disabilities, or be handicapped. A lady who leads normal lifestyle and decides to become mother may also face problems with pregnancy. Prevention of such problems is a matter of qualified medical doctors' competence. Going to a medical institution at a right time may help save the future child and protect him from possible deviations.
Picture Belly Of A Two Week Term
How conception happens, and which key things a woman at an early stage of pregnancy needs to know?
After the department of an ovum from the ovary, the life of the former is not very long; if it does not meet an active spermatozoon, it will die and be discharged from the organism. Spermatozoa have longer lifespans (up to 4 days), so, it can meet another ovum. The first and the second weeks of pregnancy are the riskiest during the woman’s pregnancy. That is why the woman should be careful, and should not overwork physically, morally, and emotionally.
Taking A Pregnancy Test
It is better to take a pregnancy test two weeks after the coitus which approximately is supposed to be the one resulted in a conception, if, of course, you do not use the newest methods of detecting pregnancy at early stages. You should not forget that ovulation itself is only a condition for fertilizing an ovum, not the conception. Ovulation period is a period of time which aids the conception. There are only 4-6 days like that in a month. So, the chances to get pregnant are not that big.
How To Find Out About A Successful Conception?
It is very easy: a period delay happens. Along with that, you may have some unusual discharge in forms of clear or bloody mucus. A blood discharge in small amounts may indicate the ovum attachment to the uterus wall.
One of the not so good signs of the course of pregnancy is an abundant blood discharge. It indicates problems, possibly some illness. But such indicator may also be related to an ovary malfunctioning, or to the beginning of an inflammatory process in a female organism, for example, a mere cold. In such cases it is absolutely vital to go to a medical institution in order to, first of all, not damage your own health.
Ultrasound On The Week 2
Large amounts of blood discharge on the second week of pregnancy may be a sign of endometrial hyperplasia. Another reason maybe ovary malfunctioning. Inflammatory processes, apart from discharges, may be followed by high temperature, stomach ache, and pus. To avoid pernicious consequences, when you discover the aforesaid symptoms, you need to go to a clinic to get qualified medical help.
Soreness And Other Symptoms
During the formation of pregnancy at early stages - the first two weeks - there may be soreness and discomfort in the abdomen. Sometimes pain may be really sensitive and unpleasant; in this case it would not be bad to get a consultation in a hospital. Also, doctors usually calm you down saying it is normal and the soreness will pass after two weeks are over. They are pretty much right, in such case an extraneous process happens in the organism – the emergence of a new life, especially if it is the first time.
On a second week a woman may not even think of herself being pregnant, only an insignificant heavy feeling in the abdomen may be hinting on it. Most commonly, during the first weeks the woman has no clue she is pregnant. The most obvious manifestation of the symptoms appears on the weeks 5-6, when an embryo actively develops, and his further growth begins.
Generally, the majority of pregnant women cannot even think they are pregnant, especially at such an early stage. All the more so, if the woman has not planned her pregnancy. Unlike the latter, women who plan their pregnancy control their ovulation cycle and the symptoms of the probable pregnancy. One of such symptoms may be a significantly grown libido, or its complete absence.
Attitude To Sex During The Second Week
Continue having sex, regular coituses will not affect the process of formation of a fetus. The only thing that must be considered is that you should not use anything external: contraceptives, artificial lubricants, sex toys and so on. Such excess elements may have a fatal effect on the fetus development. Also you should not forget physical exercising, because sex is a good exercise. And hard physical workouts are forbidden for a woman on the second week of her pregnancy. It should also be remembered that having regular sex improves not only the future mom’s mood, but her loved one, too, which is very important.
Pregnant woman’s progesterone secretion causes her temperature to rise up to 37 degrees, or possibly even more. Such an increase indicates a good course of fertilization of an ovum and of emergence of a fetus. It is recommended to measure temperature in the morning, after waking up, by anal thermometer immersion. Such method helps define the increase more precisely.
One of the negative and unpleasant things during the formation of a fetus is a cold. But it is not a reason for restraining from the process, because a fertilized ovum still lives rather separately. Taking drugs will not affect its further formation, but, anyway, it is recommended to minimize medicine intake. In such case it is better to try to manage with, so to say, methods of ethnoscience, staying within the reasonable. For example, drinking healthy herbal tea abundantly would be helpful.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is undesirable. On the second week alcohol may have no effect on the process of formation of a fetus from an ovum. But it can as well negatively affect the ovum and make it swerve from the proper course of formation. With the nowadays abundance of alcoholic drinks, people believe drinking low alcohol drinks cannot affect a pregnant woman. However, if during the formation the negative consequences will not be noticeable, it may later have a bad effect on the already formed child.
You need to, first and foremost, stay safe yourself and keep your child the same way. You should not drink alcohol in order to do no harm.
Spermatozoa in the sperm very negatively respond to changes in the pH of the environment. That is why taking excessive baths with intimate cleansers may affect the spermatozoa badly. A man should refrain from sex for a few days prior to the coitus to accumulate more energy in his semen.
It is a known fact that during the man’s ejaculation there are around 300 spermatozoa, but only one will fertilize the ovum. After the coitus is finished, the woman should lie on her back for a little. She should raise her legs leaning them against the wall, or just put a pillow under her pelvis to increase the chances of sperm getting into the uterus. After the conception physical exercises are not recommended in order to not disrupt the pregnancy.