Welcome to your magical, surprising and unbelievable tour via pregnancy week by week, which believe it or not officially begins this week even though you are still about two weeks out from actually becoming pregnant.
Wondering why it’s called week one even though it’s T minus two weeks before conception? It’s because your body’s already busy prepping for your soon-to-be pregnancy.
Right now all hands are on deck gearing up for ovulation.
how can i tell if im pregnant after 1 week?
The first step toward making a baby, but before you ovulate your uterus has to shed its endometrium, the lining that was built up from last month’s menstrual cycle.
That’s why you’re having your period now.
Woo-hoo! Your last one for at least nine months. Now that’s something to look forward to.
It may seem attractive strange that your pregnancy is dated from the first day of your period but it really isn’t that strange at all.
And then all it’s attractive hard to pin point the exact day when egg and sperm meet.
So your doctor sets the starting line of your 40 pregnancy week by week on your LMP, or the first day of the last period you had before you conceived. The benefit to this dating system?
What is pregnancy?
You get a pregnancy head start clocking in a full two of your 40 weeks before you’re even expecting and before you’re nauseous and gassy and bloated and swollen. Buckle up you’re in for awild and wonderful ride. It’s called pregnancy.