3 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms and What to Expect
Your Growing Zygote at 3 Weeks
- Finally one of the sperm has penetrated your egg in the right or left fallopian tube; instantly the egg shuts down exclaiming that no more sperm can even try.
- Then, at an amazing rate cell division begins to take place. You now have what is called a Zygote growing; all the while your baby’s gender, eye, and hair color are determined.
- This all happened when two sets of nuclei fused together thus setting the 200 plus traits that your child will have.
Your Growing Belly
From this moment on you won’t want to introduce any substances like alcohol, caffeine, or excessive amounts of vitamins to your diet. It’s best to avoid this type of consumption to keep your baby safe.
Though, that isn’t to say if you accidentally had any of these things prior to confirming your pregnancy don’t stress that you didn’t keep your baby safe. The first few weeks of pregnancy your fetus is protected very well from any harmful substances to a degree.
You will definitely want to:
- Quit smoking
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid prescription medications that are not approved for pregnancy or all if possible
- Get plenty of water and rest
- Start consuming more vegetables and fruits
Napping During Early Pregnancy
You might be going about your normal daily routine when all of a sudden your eyes feel heavy as bricks and your body feels super exhausted. If you’re in the position to lay down while these times occur it’s best to do so.
This is due to the rapidly increasing hormones in your body and especially progesterone. Your body is also making more blood as your blood volume will more than double by the end of pregnancy. You’ll find that you will feel better overall if you can give yourself even 10 minutes of shut-eye in early pregnancy. Cat naps are a best friend in the first trimester.
What about Age During Pregnancy?
Whether you’re 20 years old or 43 your body will be doing a lot of the same work to grow your baby. Of course, each woman’s body varies to a small degree but overall what determines a healthy pregnancy is your energy, health, and perspective on life.
If you were to ask around what the best age to become pregnant, chances are you will get a wide array of different answers. If you’re looking for natural ways to increase your fertility there are many resources available on the web.
What to Think about Throughout Week Three
If you’re already physically active then you can start to think about the way your workout routine may change as your belly grows. There are tons of woman who stay inspired to run and exercise regularly up until 9 months pregnant. Go ahead and set intentions to stay active and not just lie around the couch. Staying physically active will ease labor, delivery, and recovery from birth in the long run. You will be thanking yourself!
If you don’t already have a workout routine then you should start a gentle one that won’t overly strain your body. Even something as subtle as meditation and yoga will benefit blood circulation and loosen muscles. Overall your mentality will benefit from focusing on bringing greater to yourself.
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