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Pregnancy week by week: Changes in the 2nd week

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It's week two of your 40-week pregnancy adventure. You aren't technically pregnant, just like in week one, but you're closer than ever to achieving your goal because your body is preparing to ovulate.

You are not yet pregnant, but you will be two weeks pregnant if you conceive this week because your due date is calculated based on your previous menstrual cycle making the first day of your period also the first day of your pregnancy because you ovulate around week two of your cycle and conception usually occurs around week two of your pregnancy.

Fetal development

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While no fetal development is occurring at this time, it is on its way and your body is preparing for it. An egg is growing and preparing to break free in your ovary. In the meantime, the lining of your uterus thickens and grows to welcome and nourish a new life. Ovulation occurs towards the end of the week when your ovary releases the egg into your fallopian tubes.

Pregnancy symptoms at week 2 

1 Mild ache 

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Around the time of ovulation, some women have slight abdominal cramps or twinges of pain, as well as a one-sided backache. 

2 Cervical changes

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Your cervix is softer, higher, wetter, and more open during ovulation. If you reach inside your vaginal canal with your finger to examine your cervix, you can feel these changes, however, you may need to check it every day to notice the differences.

You are also advised to:

1 Take your vitamins

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It's never too early to start taking a prenatal vitamin to ensure that you and your baby get the nutrients you need. To minimize your baby's chance of certain birth abnormalities, make sure it contains iron, vitamin D, calcium, and folic acid.

2 Make healthy lifestyle choices

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When you're attempting to conceive or have recently given birth, you should avoid smoking, alcohol, and excessive caffeine.

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