Pregnancy: Week - 2

How your baby is growing:

The meeting of your egg and your partner’s sperm is called fertilization and your baby is now referred to as a Zygote. Over the next three to four days which may be during the end of this week or the beginning of the next, depending on your menstrual cycle, your baby will move up your fallopian tube and into your uterus. Once within the uterus the baby has already divided into 16 identical cells and is called a Morula. From this tiny ball of cells which will implant in your uterine lining during the end of week three, a placenta and baby will form.

Believe it or not, every genetic aspect of your new baby has already been decided. The twenty-three chromosomes contained within both your egg and your partner’s sperm combine to create a full forty-six chromosome set that will determine everything from eye color to sex in your baby. No, you won’t be able to tell if it’s a boy or girl yet. Although some people believe the type depth of penetration can help determine the sex of a baby.

How your body is changing:

At peak fertility, your body will let off subtle cues to indicate ovulation:

-Cervical mucus will increase and become thick or watery with the consistency of raw egg white. You will also be able to stretch it between your fingers up to an inch before it breaks, though if the idea of playing with your bodily excrements grosses you out there’s no need to test that last bit.

-Body temperature will rise. About 7 days after your period, if you’re feeling hot and everyone else is not, there’s a good chance you could be ovulating.

-Sexual desire will increase. Mother Nature knows how to make a baby; naturally ovulation comes with increased sex drive.

-Some women notice tenderness in their breasts just prior to ovulation. Unfortunately any hormonal change could also have this effect.

-Your cervix will become higher, more open, and soft. Not all women know how to check the position of their cervix and this can be tricky.

If you are ovulating, it will be more difficult to find, and it will be soft like the firmness of your lips. If you are not ovulating it will be easy to locate, and firm like the tip of your nose.

-Some women also report an increased sense of smell! Scientists theorize this may be to increase exposure to your mate’s pheromones.

-About 20% of women also experience mittleschmerz or a pain in the middle of their side during ovulation.

Whether you know about it or not ovulation will occur. Your egg or eggs will drop from an ovary into the fallopian tube to wait for their mate, sperm. Now if your work in the bedroom pays off, one of the millions of sperms released during ejaculation will reach that tiny egg or eggs, and congratulations, you are finally pregnant!

You however will have no way of actually knowing this. At this stage if you have become pregnant there will be no symptoms, and your body will not have produced enough pregnancy hormones to result in a positive pregnancy test.

You may also want to know:

To check the position of your cervix:
- Wash your hands well to avoid infection.
- Find a comfortable position to reach your cervix. This position varies from woman to woman.
- Insert one finger into your vaginal until you reach the back, here you will find your cervix.

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How amazing it is to know

How amazing it is to know that fact, God is really a genius in that sense because it's unexplainable how a human life is formed inside your womb. - Feed the Children Reviews