A Complete Information Guide on Pregnancy Week 1

When you are pregnant with only 1 week, then you are actually not pregnant. Surprised? Yes, it is true.

During the 1st week (hoping to be pregnant soon) of pregnancy is a week of your ongoing periods. Track your menstrual cycle to know your Ovulation Period as the best possible time of getting pregnant fast is around ovulation. Ovulation is a time when a mature egg/ovum is released from an ovary, pushed down via Fallopian tube and is available to be fertilized. Ovulation occurs in mid-cycle.

Two days before ovulation and two days after ovulation is the best possible time for you to conceive. (It is considered best possible time because ovum/egg survives for 48 hours i.e. 2 days and sperms survive for 72 hours i.e. 3 days). This is the reason this period is called “the fertile window” period/days. Thus, by tracking your ovulation, you will get to know the days when you are most fertile. So, if you will have sex with your partner in that phase i.e. fertile window period/days and you get lucky enough (if your partner’s sperm meets ovum), the fertilization will happen and thus you will conceive.

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So, according to the experts and obstetricians, 1st week is not considered to be a pregnancy phase.

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Pregnancy starts from two to three weeks later, depending upon the length of your menstrual cycle. When you will come to know about your pregnancy, you would be probably around 4 weeks pregnant.

Fetal Development in Pregnancy Week 1:

Pregnancy week 1 is a week of your ongoing periods. A fetus has not yet formed rather the probability of getting pregnant during this week is high. 

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Moods & Symptoms in Pregnancy Week 1:

As this is an early stage of pregnancy, hence there would no specific change in your mood and there will be no symptom of pregnancy. The symptoms which you are experiencing here will a typical as of your normal period’s days. These symptoms include:

  • Vaginal Bleeding
  • Backache and cramps
  • Headache
  • Mood swings due to the change in hormones

Do’s & Don’ts in Pregnancy Week 1:

To make an ovulation better, you should do some minor changes in your life style. The following table of Do’s and Don’ts i.e. important tips for Pregnancy week 1 will help you for better understanding:

Practice yoga or do exercise as a normal day routine as it will give you a relief from daily stress and exertion. Unfollow unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking and excessive intake of caffeine.
Eat balanced and nutritional dietDo not take over the counter (OTC) medicines.
Please remember, a male partner has also got a major role as the healthy sperm plays a great role in getting pregnant. Therefore, it is very important to look after the health and the life style of a male partner too.Don’t take stress (applies to your partner as well).
Start taking prenatal vitamin along with Folic acid (400 mcg recommended) every day. 
Stay active and track your menstrual cycle to know the most fertile days to conceive fast.

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