— The period for Conception!
In 2 weeks of pregnant women, the uterus is set to structure a blood-rich lining called the endometrium. Based on the studies, this is the crucial period when the transformations begin inside the egg. For pregnant women, this is when their body becomes susceptible to the most critical changes occurring inside it.
Generally, doctors suggest resting during this time, and women usually feel sleepy during this period. Hormone changes in your body make you sensitive to the noise, light, and things occurring around you.
Usually, women recognize their pregnancy during the second week of pregnancy and are amazed when their pregnancy week one is already ended.
All this being stated, if you’re in 2 weeks of pregnancy, here is what you should know:
Symptoms experienced by a two weeks pregnant woman:
During this period, you may feel more tired, difficult to breathe, and more curious about sex as this is when more estrogen and progesterone hormones are produced. Feeling restless, moody, experiencing contradictory feelings, and crying easily are the symptoms experienced.
Some women also experience implantation bleeding during pregnancy week 2. Bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus. This can be a golden period in which pinkish brown colored discharge occurs, similar to menstruation. If you experience implantation bleeding, there is no need to worry, but if the pain exists for more than 48 hours, it is essential to consult your doctor.
Breast size increases, and you may feel breast tenderness, and also, there is a frequent urge to urinate.
Physical changes that occur in a 2-week pregnant woman:
During pregnancy week 2, the uterus lining will become thick and abundant with nutrients. This makes the uterus a great place for your baby’s growth, where the little one gets all the nourishment. Follicle-stimulating hormone or FSH, a hormone produced in the woman’s body, can stimulate the egg to develop.
During pregnancy week 2, a woman’s body releases more HCG. If these changes happen to you, make an appointment with your doctor for positive evidence.
Fetal changes that occur in a 2-week pregnant woman:
The fetus is two weeks older and functions over time, and the cells increase quickly. During this period, the sex of the baby is decided, and the fertilized egg is presently hosting 150 cells. During the second week of pregnancy, these cells are spread into three layers, each growing for a specific purpose: endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm.
It is also called the endoblast, which is responsible for your baby’s digestive and respiratory systems. Also, this layer is responsible for the few most important glands, such as the liver, thyroid, pancreas, and thymus.
This layer is responsible for developing the respiratory system, bones, and cartilage. Also, this layer aids in the development of the inner dermis, blood vessels, heart, muscles, genitals, loins, and membrane covering the baby’s organs.
It is also called an ectoblast that will develop into the baby’s nervous system. This layer is responsible for the brain development and epidermis, including hair, nails, and skin.
At the beginning of week 2 of pregnancy, the fertilized egg floats freely in the uterus, guarded by nutrients and chemicals developed in the uterus. Egg implantation occurs during the 14 days of your pregnancy—the place where the embryo implants onto the uterus will eventually become the placenta. The umbilical cord is visible partly and starts its functioning. However, it requires several weeks to begin proper functioning.
Amniotic fluid and embryo are placed in a “yolk sac” location. Amniotic fluid helps to protect the baby and provides the essential nutrients.
If your pregnancy is confirmed, taking the other things easy and preparing for the baby is recommended. At this time, the baby is just about 1-2 mm; however, it is the period when you can determine how well it will be.
What care should be taken during pregnancy week 2?
Try as much as you can to make your pregnancy healthy and safe. Avoid alcohol, caffeine consumption, tobacco, and recreational drugs. Avoid stressful events, extreme cold or heat, and loud noises.
During this period, a woman is the most responsible person for the health of the new life developing inside her. Lifestyle and activities for the next nine months will decide how healthy the baby will be.
Are there any risks involved during pregnancy week 2?
During this period, there is a great chance of ectopic pregnancy. Generally, for many weeks, ectopic pregnancy may not be recognized. It can be cured without invasive surgery when detected in the early stages.
Also, this week is the period to determine whether there is a single or double fetus. You should be careful during this period as the baby is more susceptible to harm. Dividing cells undergo the most crucial chemical changes inside the body, so you should be very careful of your activities and nutrition.