Determining your pregnancy can be confusing especially if you don’t know your ovulation or fertile period. Usually ovulation happens between 13 to 20 days after the menstrual period. It is important to track your ovulation if you want to get pregnant.
However, it doesn’t mean that if you engage in sexual intercourse during your fertile period you’ll immediately get pregnant. Pregnancy starts on the first day of the previous months’ menstrual cycle. Thus, pregnancy may happen at the end of week two, but may also depend on the ovulation period.
How to determine the ovulation period?
It is important to be aware about your ovulation time particularly if you’re trying to conceive. Usually, it takes 12-24 hours for an egg to live after it leaves the ovary. But, there are some factors that can affect ovulation such as illness, stress, frequent travel, and changes in weight, sleeping patterns, and exercise. During ovulation, some women experience light spotting called as ovulatory bleeding.
Once a mature egg becomes available in the fallopian tube, it means you’re ready to conceive. But, the signs of pregnancy may manifest some time after conception. The first apparent sign of pregnancy is missed period, but it should be confirmed through a pregnancy test.
Early signs of pregnancy during the week 2
During the week 2, you may notice pregnancy symptoms such as vomiting or nausea, swollen and tender breasts, moodiness, fatigue, and increased urination. One of the early symptoms of pregnancy that you can experience on the few weeks of pregnancy is frequent urination. Other signs include extreme fatigue, mood swings and headaches.
Apparently, most pregnant women experience mood swings in which they could not control their emotions. There are times when an expectant mother feels like crying with no reason. These changes in emotion are normal as long as there is no other reason that would make the pregnancy in danger.
If conception succeeds, you need to practice some lifestyle changes including balanced diet and exercise as well as prenatal vitamins. In the same manner, you should also avoid taking alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, artificial sweeteners, and recreational drugs.
If you know that you’re pregnant you should do and act the right way. Avoid anything that will cause problems to both you and your baby. As soon as you confirm that you’re pregnant, you should consult your doctor so that you’ll know the right supplement to take to ensure healthy and safe pregnancy.