Pregnancy- Week 2

At this stage, you might not really feel pregnant, but your body is producing pregnancy hormones and your baby is growing faster by the day.

 

Your Life at 2 Weeks of Pregnancy

If you think you have started seeing signs of pregnancy, now you will feel like taking a pregnancy test. Some pregnancy tests are very sensitive, and can detect pregnancy hormones as early as six days after fertilisation.

However, the most reliable sign of pregnancy is a missed period. By the time your period is due, you will have been pregnant for around two weeks. Start on the folic acid supplements if you suspect you might be pregnant at this point as they will help protect your growing baby from spinal cord defects.
This is the right time to start eating well.

What to think about in week two

Getting all the right vitamins and minerals is so important right now. Even if you have not done a positive pregnancy test yet, if you are trying to conceive, we advise that you take folic acid supplements to help your baby’s development and protect them from certain health conditions. Even as you take these supplements/multivitamins, remember that your diet must be full of rich vegetables and fruits.

Pregnancy symptoms at two weeks

You may start to feel experience early signs of pregnancy, but every woman is different.  It may take some expecting mums a little longer before they start to feel pregnant.
Your nipples may start to feel sensitive. This is because pregnancy increases the blood supply to your breasts.

Another early sign is a change of colour in your vulva and vagina. Usually, your vagina and vulva are a pale pink colour, but pregnancy will make them darker. This is also caused by increased blood flow.

If you always notice your menstrual cycle, you may notice that your discharge begins to change. Pregnancy will increase the amount of discharge that you have. You may notice some pink or brown-coloured stains in your pants, or some light cramping when you go to the toilet.

You may notice some changes in your appetite. You may also start feeling sick, although it is more common for morning sickness to start at around six weeks of pregnancy..

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Tips for Week 2

  • Eat well.
  • Take a pregnancy test.
  • Start taking folic acid supplements.

 

 

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