What to Expect When You’re Two Weeks Pregnant
Just like in the first week of pregnancy, you won’t yet notice the earliest signs of pregnancy. In week two of pregnancy, your baby is not yet a fetus. But, the egg may have been successfully fertilized during ovulation (typically 14 days after the start of your last period). If so, it will be moving to your uterus. Your body will begin to make the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) to prepare the womb for fetal development.
So, while there are no signs and symptoms of pregnancy in the second week, you may already have a tiny fertilized egg waiting to become a baby in your uterus. The miracle of life begins!
This if one of the most nail-biting of the early stages of pregnancy, especially if you’ve been trying to conceive for a while. You’ll constantly be asking yourself, “am I pregnant?”. Patience and positivity are key at this stage.
Symptoms in Week Two of Pregnancy
At two weeks pregnant, you won’t yet be experiencing any of the earliest symptoms of being pregnant. But a fertilized egg may already have arrived in your uterus and your body will be preparing to help it grow.
Pregnancy testing at the end of week two is possible if you are using a high-quality pregnancy test. You have already started to build up levels of the pregnancy hormone HCG, which is what pregnancy tests detect. A negative pregnancy test at this early stage won’t necessarily mean you’re not pregnant, just that the HCG isn’t at a high enough level to be detected. Because it is impossible to know your actual conception date, you need to be a little bit patient.
These days, home pregnancy test accuracy is as good as those used by physicians. But they are at their best 14 – 21 days after the pregnancy conception date. If you’re seriously impatient about finding out, keep an eye on your ovulation chart and start testing 14 days after the start of your last period. If you get a negative result, wait two more days and try again.
What can You do in Pregnancy Week Two?
There’s not a lot you can do at this stage. Keep living your life, eating healthily, and taking your Folic Acid. Try and stay positive and upbeat until you get those positive pregnancy test results.
Learn More about Early Pregnancy
Trying to get pregnant can be an emotional roller coaster. We offer some positive, friendly affirmations to help you keep trying if you get a negative pregnancy test this ovulation cycle.
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It’s never too early to start making positive lifestyle changes to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and give your child the best possible start in life.