First week of your journey

Once with the first week of pregnancy, you begin a unique, special and very exciting journey. Pregnancy is an extraordinary experience with great impact on every woman’s life, being actually the beginning of a life-changing lesson on love, trust and generosity.

Most women don’t even realize that they are pregnant during the first and the second pregnancy week because they frequently ascribe all symptoms to an ordinary delay of the menstrual cycle. Both the ovulation and fertilization processes take place during this two-week period. Your body produces estrogen and progesterone for preparing yourself for what will follow. The ovulation cycle is actually the 30 days period when the ovum passes from the ovary to the uterus, through the oviduct, where a spermatozoid fertilizes. The now fertilized ovum descends to the uterus, through the oviduct, implanting itself on the uterine wall.

As soon as after you found out that you are pregnant, you should write down the first day of the last menstrual cycle because depending on this information, your GP will be able to calculate the exact date of the birth.

However, there are certain signs which may announce your pregnancy. One of the most frequent sign is an increase in the amount of the limpid vaginal fluid. The more abundant and limpid is the vaginal discharge the more chances are to be pregnant.

Another sign is the increase of your body temperature brought about by your progesterone level. Therefore, if you notice an increase up to 0.2 or 0.3 degrees, this is perfectly normal and at the same time, it may be a pregnancy clue.

Other pregnancy related signs:

–          Increased level of tiredness

–          No menstruation

–          Nausea

–          Breasts sensibility

–          Metallic taste in your mouth

–          Sleeping disorders

–          Frequent urination

Once that pregnancy test turns positive and you’re got the great news that you are pregnant, you must realize that your body shall be the home for a future human being. Therefore, the first thing you should do is to make sure that you’ll be the best host for your’ baby and you can do this by adopting a very healthy lifestyle. Thus, we will walk you through the very first steps of enjoying this wonderful journey, the pregnancy:

–          Choose a healthy and diversified diet, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables

–          Keep on exercising, starting with light exercises

–          Give up smoking, drinking coffee or taking drugs

–          Stay away of any kind of stressful activities

–          Consult your GP and ask about the importance of the folic acid

One urban myth says that you’re not actually pregnant during the first two weeks because the pregnancy starts effectively on the second week, when the fertilization takes place, and not immediately after the end of your menstrual cycle.

Have a nice and easy pregnancy! We’ll soon come back to you with the following steps of your wonderful journey!