A Complete Information Guide on Pregnancy Week 2

When you are 2 weeks pregnant, then you are essentially not pregnant; yet. Pregnancy week 2 is an ovulating week. 

(When you come to know about your pregnancy, you would probably be around 4 weeks pregnant or maybe 5 weeks pregnant.)

Once the menstrual cycle is over, a new ovum/egg starts forming which results in Ovulation during this week. Ovulation is a time when a mature egg is released from an ovary, pushed down via the fallopian tube and is available to be fertilized. It is important to know your Ovulation Period as the best possible time to get pregnant is around ovulation. 

Two days before ovulation and two days after ovulation is the best possible time for you to conceive. (It is considered the 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. So, if you will have sex with your partner during this phase i.e. fertile window period/days, there are chances of meeting an egg with your partner’s sperm and fertilization will happen and thus you will conceive. Therefore, track your fertile days and get to work as you have a baby to make! Confused about your first-week fetal growth in pregnancy? Know pregnancy at week 1 in detail.

[icon type=”icon-lamp”] Don’t know when you ovulate and your fertile days? Use Budding Star’s Ovulation Calculator to know this by entering the first day of your last period & length of your cycle- Ovulation Calculator

Note: A healthy ovum requires an adequate size i.e. 16mm-20mm which will further result in a healthy zygote. This further leads to a healthy pregnancy and the chances of abortion are decreased.

If you are in the second week of your cycle and trying to conceive, the below-mentioned link tips will really be helpful to make you conceive easily and naturally.

Tips to get Pregnant fast

Fetal Development in Pregnancy Week 2:

Pregnancy week 2 is an ovulating week. In this week i.e. during ovulation, an egg/ovum is released from the ovary and passes through the Fallopian tube (where an ovum will meet the sperm in the coming week and the fertilization will occur in the Fallopian tube). 

Note: A healthy ovum requires an adequate size i.e. 16mm-20mm which will further result in a healthy zygote. This further lead to a healthy pregnancy and the chances of abortion are decreased.

In week 2, the uterine lining also gets thickened due to an increased level of estrogen and progesterone hormones.

So, this week although you are not pregnant, you are about to complete the ovulation stage and go ahead towards the fertilization of an egg by a sperm.

Pregnancy Week 2

Moods & Symptoms in Pregnancy Week 2:

In 2nd week, there is no specific change in mood, but there are some symptoms of ovulation which can give you the clue to make love and hopefully conceive a baby.

If you are not able to calculate when you ovulate and your fertile days, please check the following signs and symptoms which indicate that you are ovulating:

  • The cervical mucus (or the vaginal discharge) will become very thin and transparent like ‘an egg white’.
  • Breast soreness or tenderness due to hormonal change.
  • You may feel a slight pelvic ache.
  • Around the time of ovulation, you may observe a light spot due to an increased level of estrogen hormones.
  • You may feel more sexually aroused and active.

Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy Week 2:

During week 2 of the most probable pregnancy, it is very important to make some necessary changes in your lifestyle so that you can expect something good. The following table of Do’s and Don’ts i.e. important tips for Pregnancy week 2 will help you to understand better:

Track your ovulation and fertile days as this is ovulating week. Use our Budding Star ovulation calculator.Unfollow unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking and excessive intake of caffeine.
Make love every other day, as you are near to your fertile days.Do not take stress or any exertion (Applies to both).
Follow a happy and healthy life by practising yoga or exercise.Do not take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines as every medicine is not safe during pregnancy.
It is recommended to take a prenatal vitamin along with Folic acid (400 mcg recommended) every day.
Eat a balanced and nutritional diet

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Do eating citrus fruits affect ovulation?

Ans: No, eating citrus fruits will not affect your ovulation or your pregnancy. Citrus fruits including oranges, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes, Capsicum, etc. are one of the best sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed to boost the immunity system of our body. Vitamin C gives relief from stress too. Vitamin C is also needed for the growth, development and repair of our body tissues.

For your reference – Pregnancy Week 2:



1. When do you start to feel pregnant?

You are most likely expected to start ‘feeling’ pregnant, a month or two after conception. The increase in pregnancy hormones by week may induce a feeling of nausea in the expecting mother. Having said that, it is important to note that each woman’s body reacts in a different way to pregnancy. Some start feeling ‘nauseous’ or constipated right from the word go, while others don't. Some women might experience implantation bleeding at conception while others don't. There isn't any general rule of thumb to elucidate the onset of the feeling of pregnancy for mothers. 

2. How big is the baby at 2 weeks?

2 weeks of pregnancy is considered a nascent stage of the pregnancy journey. The baby at two weeks will be as big as a little bubble. We know it ain't much, but the baby grows rapidly past this stage. If you go for an ultrasound after 12-17 days of conception, there are chances for you to hear the baby’s heartbeat. It is a big moment for any mother and there is going to be no looking back from this point onwards. Your pregnancy is calculated from your LMP, which can at times indicate an approximate timing of your pregnancy and therefore one shouldn't worry in case you cannot hear the heartbeat at exactly two weeks. Your OB-gyn can guide you about it. If you wish to know more about the manner in which your body and baby progress after week 2, you can read about:

Pregnancy at week 3

3. Can you get a positive pregnancy at 2 weeks?

You can get a positive result at home on your pregnancy kit, as early as 10 days after conception. However, it is advisable to take a test after you have missed your period as early testing can indicate false negative results as well. 

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