Highlights For The 2 Weeks Pregnant Woman

Highlights For The 2 Weeks Pregnant Woman

16 Nov 2016 | 6 min Read

Sayani Basu

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Can you identify if you are 2 weeks pregnant? This is often the optimal time to try to conceive and ovulate. For most women, the best chance of conceiving occurs between days 11 and 21 of their menstrual cycle starting on the first day of their last period.

The doctor starts counting your pregnancy from the first day of your last period. Therefore, when you are two weeks pregnant, you will not know whether you are pregnant. However, even before conception, your body gets ready for pregnancy and many changes occur during these early days of pregnancy, integral for a healthy pregnancy. Read on to know more.

Your Baby’s Development At 2 Weeks Pregnant

Although there is no foetal development at this time, it’s coming, and your body is preparing for it too. In the ovary, an egg matures and gets ready to break free. At the same time, the lining of your uterus also grows and gets thicker to accept and nourish and support a new life.

At the end of this week, the process of ovulation will occur as your ovary releases the egg into your fallopian tubes.

How Big Is Your Baby At 2 Weeks Pregnant?

At this stage, implantation begins and the embryo continues to grow as well. Medical studies suggest that the embryo is about 1/100 of an inch long.

Pregnancy Week 2 – Foetal Development

When you are 2 weeks pregnant, the hormonal changes start preparing your body for conception. These hormones include oestrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH). They work together and ensure that the egg matures properly and is released for conception.

After a sperm fertilises the egg, the chromosomes in each cell combine immediately and result in your baby’s genes. Even during these early days of your pregnancy, your baby’s gender and genetic features will be determined.

Your Common Symptoms At 2 Weeks Pregnant

A pregnant woman might experience some symptoms when she is 2 weeks pregnant. Here are some common 2-week pregnant symptoms:

  • Mood swings
  • A missed period
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Exhausion and fatigue
  • Increased urination
  • Tender and swollen breasts

These were some of the 2 weeks pregnant symptoms and some of the signs of two weeks pregnancy.

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Your Body At Week 2 of Pregnancy

  • Changes in your basal body temperature (BBT): Your BBT will drop to its lowest point exactly as you ovulate, and rise by about half a degree. You can track your BBT to determine if you have ovulated.
  • Different cervical mucus: Many women also examine their cervical mucus to know if ovulation is approaching. As your ovulation approaches, the cervical mucus will become clear, thin, stretchy, and have an “egg-white” hue. Such changes allow sperm to travel up the cervix easily.
  • Increased sense of smell: Due to the hormonal changes that trigger ovulation, some women also notice an increased or heightened sense of smell as they are 2 weeks pregnant.
  • Breast tenderness: As they approach ovulation, women also have sore breasts. This is also one of the common first 2 weeks of pregnancy symptoms.
  • Abdominal pain: Some women feel discomfort in their abdomen during ovulation when they release an egg. Such a symptom is called Mittelschmerz.
  • Spotting: As the egg ruptures the follicle and bursts into the fallopian tube, you might also see some very light spotting known as implantation bleeding.
  • Increased sex drive: As you are 2 weeks pregnant, you might also have increased sex desire. A common first two weeks of pregnancy symptoms for sure!

2 Weeks Pregnant Belly

Most expecting women don’t experience pregnancy symptoms during the first 2 weeks. Since it’s the first few days of pregnancy, the symptoms are more likely to be caused by ovulation. Inside your belly at 2 weeks pregnant, your uterine lining thickens up to make sure it’s ready for a fertilised egg.

If you conceive by the end of week 2, your body will get ready to make some changes like slowing down your digestion which might cause some abdominal bloating.

2 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound: Do You Need It?

It’s very unlikely for doctors to recommend an ultrasound scan when you are 2 weeks pregnant. However, doctors can recommend an ultrasound to women with fertility issues to measure the thickness of their uterine lining. It also determines whether your follicles are maturing correctly.

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3 Self-Care Tips For Two Weeks Pregnancy

  1. Ensure adequate sleep and keep stress at bay.
  2. Try to increase your fluid intake and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  3. Use skin-friendly sunscreen to avoid melasma or chloasma (darker patches on your face or body).

Pregnancy Checklist At 2 Weeks Pregnant

  1. Smoking and drinking are big “Nos” if you are trying to conceive or if you are 2 weeks pregnant.
  2. It is recommended to avoid raw or undercooked meat and eggs as these carry the risk of contracting listeriosis and toxoplasmosis, which can lead to pregnancy loss and severe birth defects.
  3. It is advisable to avoid unpasteurised dairy products and unpasteurized juices as these might contain bacteria such as listeria that can cause birth defects.

What To Ask Your Doctor?

Doctors are the best person to guide you on how to count your pregnancy weeks, and how to determine your fertile window. If you suffer from fertility issues, they keep a track of your uterine lining growth and the maturation of your eggs.

It is also advisable to call the doctor right away if you experience any abnormal symptoms, such as intense abdominal pain along with vaginal discharge or bleeding.


How do you feel at 2 weeks pregnant?

Nausea, frequent urination, abdominal bloating, mood swings, and increased sexual desire are some of the common instances at 2 weeks of pregnancy.

Can you get a positive pregnancy at 2 weeks?

If you have conceived, your body needs time to develop detectable levels of pregnancy hormones (HCG). This usually takes seven to 12 days after the successful implantation of an egg.

What is the maximum number of days to confirm pregnancy?

You can conduct your pregnancy test from the first day of a missed period. Even if you don’t know when your next period is due, you can do the test at least 21 days after you last had unprotected sex.

When do you start to feel pregnant?

Some of the early pregnancy symptoms like a missed period, frequent urination, nausea and fatigue are enough to let you know the good news!

Although it might seem like there is not a lot going on as you are 2 weeks pregnant, it is still an eventful time for you. Inside the womb, there’s a plethora of activity taking place and soon the initial building blocks of your little one will begin.

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