You are 3 Weeks Pregnant
- The Beginning of Your Pregnancy Journey
There is not much difference between 3 weeks pregnant and 2 weeks of pregnancy in terms of pregnancy stages because of the uncertainties on the conception date. Some women will be conceived at the end of week 2 pregnancy while the others maybe during 3 weeks pregnant. Anyhow, If you are at pregnancy week 3, you may expect some early pregnancy symptoms as mentioned before. But, it's maybe too early for that.
So, what do you expect for pregnancy week 3? As mentioned in pregnancy week 2, you may start continuing to make a baby because you don't know exactly when is your ovulation time, unless you predict by tracking it by yourself. If the conception is successfully happened, then you are officially pregnant!
During your week 3 of pregnancy, you still do not realize that you are pregnant though your egg has been fertilized and is implanted in your uterus (womb). Even you do the pregnancy test, the indication won't give you a positive result. Despite this, your baby is growing rapidly but it's too small to be detected by your naked eye - around 0.1 to 0.2 mm in diameter only!
Here is some information during week 3 of pregnancy for you and your baby:
- You may or may not feel any early symptoms of pregnancy as it is too ealy for that.
- You may however experience some slight bleeding during ovulation or during conception. This is perfectly normal and may be a sign that you have successfully conceived
- At this stage of pregnancy, it is vital that you get enough calcium, iron, and folic acid to prevent birth defects.
- If you are successfully conceived, your fertilized egg will immediately begin to multiply by itself to become blastocyst.
- The sperm and egg each brought 23 x chromosomes and y chromosomes, respectively to a total of 46 in the new solid ball of cellls. These chromosomes will be a blueprint of your baby
- This blastocyst will float in your uterine cavity around 4-7 days. It secretes a special hormone which enables it to become embedded in the uterine lining (endometrium).
- Once the blastocyst becomes implanted, some of its outer cells start to form into the placenta. As the placenta develops, it attaches itself to the uterus and then acts as a link between you and your development baby..
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