Weeks 1 and 2 of pregnancy

October 30, 2009

The first two weeks of pregnancy are actually the preconception period. The beginning of pregnancy is calculated based on the first day of your last menstrual period.

Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks from the beginning of your last menstrual period. The due date is an estimate, and not an exact date. Very few women actually deliver on their due date.

If you are currently thinking of becoming pregnant you will want to think about making healthy changes in your lifestyle to support the development of a healthy baby.

You will want to begin taking a prenatal vitamin and eliminate caffeine, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, drugs and nicotine from your body. Additionally, if you are taking prescription medication you should check with your doctor to see if they are safe to take during pregnancy.

This site has an ovulation calculator you can use to help you determine when your fertile time may be, as well as information about ovulation test kits and information on becoming pregnant. Please see the section on Getting Pregnant for further information.

 

To watch some great videos about the first stages of embryo development you can look to the videos below.

Video of the sperm finding the embryo.  Click here to watch video

Video of early embryonic development. Click here.

Cell division at the beginning of the fertilization process. click here to see video.

 

pprBookCover_thumb As you go through your pregnancy you know you want to be as comfortable as possible, don’t  you?Make sure you pick up you copy of the Pregnancy Pain Relief book right away. You will be able to use it all through your pregnancy and beyond.

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