Do you think you are 2 weeks pregnant? You might not be. As described during week 1, most obstetricians count pregnancy starting from the first day of your last menstrual period, a week or two before you even get pregnant.
At the end of the second week after the starting date of your last period, between 13 to 20 days (usually around day 14), depending how long your menstrual cycle is, ovulation will take place. With other words, an egg will be release from one of your ovaries.
If you are in the second week of your cycle and are trying to conceive, your pregnancy journey begins here.
How Many Months is 2 weeks pregnant?
There are 40 weeks in a pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period. If you are 2 weeks pregnant, you are in month 1 of your pregnancy. Only 8 months more to go!
If you have more questions and want to know more about weeks, trimesters, months and due date during pregnancy you can visit our post about how to calculate pregnancy.
Your baby at 2 weeks pregnant
As described for week 1, there is no baby yet, as obstetricians usually date the beginning of “pregnancy” from about two weeks before the sperm penetrates the egg.
Your body at 2 weeks pregnant
As mentioned above, your pregnancy journey begins at week 2, when an egg is released from one of your ovaries and moves into the fallopian tube. After the release, your egg will then patiently wait for the next 12-24 hours to be fertilised by a lucky sperm.
What are the signs of ovulation?
As mentioned above, ovulation usually occurs between 13 to 20 days after the first day of your period. After the egg is released, it travels into your fallopian tube and should meet the sperm at the optimal time.
There are several and accurate methods you can use to help predict when you ovulate:
Tracking your period: Try to determine a pattern for your cycle by tracking your period for several months. An average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days and ovulation occurs between 13 to 20 days after the first day of your period. It is simple, in general there are only six days during any cycle when a woman can get pregnant – the five days leading up to ovulation and the 24 hours after ovulation. An easy way to calculate the fertility days is using fertility or ovulation apps.
Using ovulation tests: Using ovulation test you can maximise your chances of conceiving naturally. By measuring the changes in level of luteinising hormone (LH), a key fertility hormone, you can identify your 2 most fertile days each cycle. Follow the instructions provided with the test to ensure that you get the best and more accurate results.
Observing your vaginal discharge: Most women don’t pay much attention to vaginal discharge but if you are trying to conceive, you should track the changes in your cervical mucus throughout your menstrual cycle. Immediately prior to ovulation, cervical mucus changes, becoming wet and slippery, similar to the consistency of raw egg white. This fertile cervical mucus is a clue that ovulation is coming.
Measuring your body basal temperature: By definition, the body basal temperature is your body temperature when you wake up. It has been described that the body basal temperature rises ( between 0.36 and 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit or 0.2 and 0.5 degrees Celcius) after ovulation due to increased progesterone levels after ovulation. Therefore, ovulation can be detected on a fertility chart for the day before the temperature rises.
To determine when your basal body temperature changes, record your temperature using a special thermometer each each morning at the same time, usually when you wake up and watch for a pattern to develop.
When is the best time to conceive?
Is there a best time of the day to conceive? Yes! Although if you’re trying to get pregnant, you should be having sex every other day throughout your cycle, the best time to get pregnant is about about 14 days after the first day of your last period in an average cycle of 28 days. As an egg lives for about 12-24 hours after being released, the best time to have sex if trying to conceive is the day or so of ovulation (12-16 days before your next period).
Find out what to expect next week!