PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS WEEK 1
In reality, one week pregnant is almost not pregnant. According to most Doctors and medical specialists, they count the first day of your last menstrual period as the very beginning of your pregnancy. During this period there is almost nothing growing within you in your belly.
It is very tough and a challenge to find out the exact date of ovulation or that of conception. But women usually remember the first day of their period thus doctors use this criterion to calculate the due date.
The fact of the matter is that you will not conceive your baby until 2 to 3 weeks depending upon your own unique cycle.
BELLY AT 1 WEEK PREGNANT
In your pregnant belly, the body is not just releasing last month’s eggs also it starts to form a new uterine lining. This is supposed to hold the next month’s egg, the one which will most probably get fertilized and develop into a fetus.
The fact of the matter is that human eggs are the largest cells in the body at almost the size of peach fuzz. The body releases one egg somewhere around day no. 10 and day no.19 of your menstrual cycle or you can say 14 days before your next due period is expected. The egg can be fertilized for about twelve to twenty-four hours after that. The sperm can survive in your body for up to 6 days. If you want to become pregnant then you should have sex during this phase.
The first signs of pregnancy do not occur instantly, most women miss their period at 4 weeks before they feel any different. But there are some sure shot indicators of pregnancy which are nausea frequent urination, fatigue, and breast soreness and tenderness.
When you are 1 week pregnant you are most probably thinking as to what precautions to take and how to look after your baby. Thus it is good to avoid smoking and drinking and also to avoid caffeine intake per day.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS FOR 1 WEEK PREGNANT?
Usually, these symptoms last from 3 to 7 days and are very similar to those of a period. As you are not actually pregnant at one week. Thus the symptoms will be that of a period.
During the first week, you have your period which will be the last one for a while now. This is the time that the body is shedding its uterus lining which had developed the last month. This is quite unpleasant for some women a lot of exciting things are taking place in your body.
In this week two critical and important hormones FSH or follicle stimulating hormone and LH or luteinizing hormone will begin to stimulate and develop many fluid-filled pockets in your ovaries. These are also known as follicles. Now each follicle contains an egg. One of these follicles will actually become dominant and will release a mature egg. It will take almost 40 weeks for the egg to turn into your baby.
Some of these symptoms of 1 week pregnant:
Menstrual migraines are very common and many women complain of them.OTC pain relievers, ice packs, and relaxation exercises can help reduce the headaches to a large extent.
CRAMPS AND LOWER BACK PAIN
In order to release that lining the uterus contracts and this causes back and abdomen pain and ache
You might snap and have a lot of mood swings during the first week of pregnancy. You will be very happy at times and very irritable at other times and this is very common with one-week pregnant women. The increased hormones wreak havoc within your body and cause you to be irritable and span at others without reason.
As your body is shedding the uterus lining which has last months unfertilized eggs there is bleeding which appears from the vagina. Vaginal bleeding is very common but it will be different from that of the periods and you yourself will know and feel the difference.
Because of the fluctuating hormones bloating might occur right before or after your period. This is a very common symptom and signals that you are 1 week pregnant
Because of the hormones being released in the body, many pregnant women feel cravings for salty or sweet food. This is absolutely normal as the body is preparing itself for a new baby and this symptom occurs with most women
METALLIC TASTE IN MOUTH
Also, some women experience a metallic or unusual after taste in the mouth. This is also completely normal and occurs due to the release of hormones in the body.
Fatigue and tiredness are very common when you become pregnant. This is usually due to the hormones being released in your body. You should take all the necessary precautions like resting and not taking stress so as to counter fatigue.
HOW IS THE BABY DEVELOPING AT 1 WEEK
The fact of the matter is that there is no baby at one week pregnant. You are not technically pregnant but most women remember and know the date of their last period and thus counting from the last menstrual period is a good way of calculating due dates.
You should sleep more, reduce stress, take parental vitamins and avoid caffeine, smoking, and drinking. All the while taking all the necessary precautions to help the body cope with the pregnancy and avoid any further complications.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF ONESELF WHILE ONE WEEK PREGNANT
CUT OFF ALL UNHEALTHY HABITS
You should stop drinking and smoking and taking drugs while you are one week pregnant. These can turn fatal to the baby which is developing within you. Thus you should stay away from them and completely avoid them.
Also, you should have less caffeine and reduce its intake so that no harm comes to your developing baby.
TAKE PRENATAL VITAMINS
You should definitely go for prenatal vitamins which include at least 400 micrograms of folic acid. Consuming folate when pregnant is known to reduce the risks of neural tube defects to a large extent. The chances of neural tube defects are quite possible in the first few weeks of pregnancy. You should take all the precautions so that it does not hamper the growth of the baby within you.
CUT CAFFEINE INTAKE
It is also important to cut caffeine intake and reduce it as much as possible. You should not take more than 200 milligrams of caffeine every day when you are pregnant. Many doctors suggest that you should completely stop its intake to avoid complications and harm to the baby.
DON’T TAKE STRESS
It is also very important not to take the stress. You should rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous activities and exposure. You should be surrounded by your loved ones and should not overexert your body or mind. If you are working it is a good idea to take a break and take maternal leave and rest and relax for a while.
REST AND SLEEP
Rest and sleep are very important when you are pregnant and more so in early pregnancy. The more you rest and sleep the better it is for your body. Thus you should sleep more and also rest as much as possible.
AVOID STRENUOUS PHYSICAL EXERTION
The moment you realize that you are pregnant you should also reduce strenuous exercise. If you want to exercise then just take a mild stroll. Too much of strenuous physical exercise will harm the baby and that is the last thing that you want.
Thus as we can see that you can roughly calculate the time when you are pregnant and once you get to know that you are pregnant through pregnancy tests or doctors consultation. Then you should take all the necessary precautions so that the baby within you is safe and you don’t have to suffer any complications.
Also, it is important to rest and be relaxed while reducing the consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and recreational drugs while you are pregnant. You should also completely avoid smoking.
Being pregnant is a blessing and your body is getting ready to accommodate another life within itself. Thus you should take all possible steps to ensure that your baby is safe and there are no complications.
Also, you should be alert to the symptoms of pregnancy. As the earlier you get to know that you are pregnant the better you can take care of yourself and take the necessary precautions.
Also, it is very important to consult a doctor or a medical specialist who will guide you further and will be a health and support for you in your journey of becoming a mother.
You should surround yourself with friends and family and take no stress as this is a special moment in your life. So you want to give your baby the best possible conditions for growth and development.