2 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms and What to Expect
What’s Happening Inside your Uterus in Week 2
- Your egg has released all the while; a waiting sperm is ideally already swimming around to dive into the available egg.
Your Growing Belly
About 3-5 days after conception you might feel some radical hormonal changes that kick in right after implantation. Whether you are on the edge of your seat because you have been trying to get pregnant or you are awaiting a possible surprise pregnancy.
The test is just around the corner now that the HCG in your body is kicking off.
Pregnancy Test Basics
Chances are if you eagerly take a pregnancy test on the first day of your missed period you could get a false negative result. There are certain over the counter tests that work 5 days before a missed period. The safest way to treat your body is though it is already pregnant. This way you can eliminate any harmful habits that could affect your pregnancy.
If you do get a negative even on the early pregnancy tests; go ahead and wait one week to test again. Have fun with it! If you have been waiting for a possible pregnancy don’t become discouraged if you are testing very early on. At times it takes the body a little while to accumulate enough hormone to pick up on the test strip. Remember, a very faint positive line means you are pregnant.
(HCG) and Other Hormone Increases
- Estrogen: Called by two names; estrogen or oestrogen is the most dominant female sex hormone
- HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin — the hormone that is produced by the placenta after implantation
- Progesterone: A steroid hormone involved in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy
What to Think about Throughout Week Two
The breasts are growing and might feel heavier this week. Your body is now surging so much progesterone and estrogen that the breasts have started retaining more fluid all the while, the milk ducts begin to grow. Investing in a bra with more support is a great idea at this point.
If you are very in tune with your body implantation can very well be felt. Twinges, cramps, and light spotting ae not uncommon during this phase. Your fertilized egg will now need to jump over a bigger hurdle than fertilization called implantation. Nearly 2/3rd of eggs fail to implant. Don’t worry, your body will be making all of the calls from within you. Just give it time for that positive pregnancy test to reveal itself.
All of this takes place before the very first cell division even happens. This will be the moment that your embryo starts his life as a growing fetus.
What to Prepare for This Week
This is a good week to think about whether or not you will opt for an early pregnancy test. You can also practice exercises that will further attune yourself to your body like meditation or some extra time in the bath. Think positive affirming thoughts about your pregnancy and the journey that lies ahead.
There isn’t much that you can do to favor the odds of successful implantation yet, keep in mind that if it does not occur it probably didn’t have a chance at becoming a full-blown pregnancy. The process of implantation takes roughly 8-10 days to fully evolve after ovulation.
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