2nd week of pregnancy

Pregnancy Week by Week – The 2nd Week of Pregnancy

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For most women, making a decision when to take a pregnancy test is quite worrying!  But is there a best time to take a pregnancy test?

The answer is YES!

The best time to take a pregnancy test is right before your missed period. This will effectively help you get correct results to avoid the false negative results. If you are already having a period tracker and calculating your ovulation days then it is just about time to take a pregnancy test after your period is late or missed!

Additionally, if these symptoms: nausea, dizziness, headache, breast tenderness and drowsiness kept kicking in, as mentioned in the previous article, then it is time to take a pregnancy test to double check your potential pregnancy.

So, when in doubt, test! 


What’s happening in 2nd week of your pregnancy?

Although, you may not feel that you are pregnant your body is producing a huge amount of pregnancy hormones. As a starter, say goodbye to your menstrual period, you are going to miss it for a while!

Additionally, the uterus is increasing the production of its endometrium which provides a perfectly healthy environment for your baby for the next nine months!


What are the Symptoms of the 2nd Week of Pregnancy?

  • Better smelling sense

Most women have a sharp sense of smell at the 2nd week of pregnancy.

Why? Because hormonal changes boost their ability to differentiate various scents.

  •  Increased sex desire

Why? Because knowing you’re already ovulating can normally turn you on.

  •  Bloating

Most pregnant women struggle with bloating.

Why? Because your body starts to realize you are pregnant and slows down the digestion process to provide the baby with nutrients.

  •  Morning sickness

This is also another sign that most pregnant women have in common

Why? Because nausea kicks in until week 9.

  • Feeling tired/Fatigue

Why? Because your body is using almost all of its energy to develop your baby, it is literally working nonstop so that your baby can grow faster!


What should you do during the 2nd week of pregnancy?

Now is the ideal time to change your whole lifestyle, avoid all the unhealthy bad habits and include better dietary habits into your daily routine. The 2nd week of pregnancy is extremely important for your baby development.

Tips for a better 2nd Week of Pregnancy Experience:

The main thing that you should focus on this week is quitting bad habits and including these new healthy habits into your daily lifestyle routine:

  • Eat a well-balanced meal to manage your weight.
  • Engage in physical exercises
  • Do your best to reduce stress
  • Consult a healthcare provider to follow up your pregnancy
  • Include walking into your exercise routine for a better labor!

2nd Week of Pregnancy Checklist:

  • Use ovulation test
  • Have sex every other day as you get closer to your fertile period.
  • Keep on taking prenatal vitamins every day.

In a few words, you are officially starting a unique journey. Enjoy every single moment and always appreciate this gift. Enjoy having a whole life inside your belly that depends only on you to develop and grow! 


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Post Author: Pregnancy House

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