Week 1

Pregnancy is usually counted just after you are done with your last period. It is done by the doctors to evaluate the accurate day of your conception. During the first week of pregnancy, the body starts preparing for the major event to occur to take place in your life where you’ll deliver your bundle of joy.

The size, weight and height of your baby:

Such measurements are not needed during the first week of pregnancy as there is no baby formation during this week.

About your baby:

During the first week of pregnancy, there is no baby formation. The egg which was released during the first week starts to mature in order to fertilise. During this period, 20 eggs are located within the ovarian follicles where they start to mature for the ovulation phase during the next month where only one or two eggs are released within the fallopian tubes for fertilisation process.

About your body:

During week one, your body gets rid of the previous egg and the uterine lining, also known as menstruation.. In a female’s body, there are around 20 eggs which are present in the ovaries in order to release during next month’s ovulation period and only one of them reaches the fallopian tubes for fertilisation. The body during the first week is beginning to prepare for the pregnancy. It is known as the ovarian cycle where the body enters the follicular phase. During this stage, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is released which causes immature follicles to get ready for ovulation. But during five or seven days after your period, one egg gets matured enough with increased blood supply and increases the release of estrogen. This leads to the thickness of the uterine lining.

Even though there is no fetal development, start gearing up for a healthy pregnancy while following a healthy lifestyle. You will experience sight bloating because of fluid retention during this week. Other individuals may also experience cramps and abdominal tenderness. Other than that, you might experience headaches, backache, mood swings, tender breasts, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, sleep disturbance, and others.

Do & Don’ts:

  • Start a healthy diet
  • Avoid substances like caffeine, tobacco, carbs, fats or others
  • Perform light exercises and get restful sleep
  • Start taking prenatal vitamins

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