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1 weeks pregnant


Week pregnant | pregnancy guide

What's happening to you

There's no baby yet, but your body is getting ready by preparing for ovulation. At around day five of your menstrual cycle – this is five days after your period started – an egg (ovum) starts to mature inside a fluid-filled sac (follicle) in one of your two ovaries. The lining of your womb will also start to thicken in preparation for the implanting of the egg.

The date of the first day of your last period is important because your pregnancy will be calculated from this date, even though conception doesn’t usually take place until around two weeks later. This means that although pregnancy is described as 40 weeks, you won't actually have conceived until around the end of the second week. Emma's Diary Due Date calculator will help you work out when your baby is due.

Need to know

Things for you to consider during week 1 of your pregnancy:

  • Ideally you should have been taking a 400mcg supplement of folic acid at least three months before trying to conceive – if you haven't you should start taking it now. Folic acid is an essential B vitamin that is known to reduce the risk of your baby developing a neural tube defect such as spina bifida by up to 75 percent.
  • Smoking and alcohol are bad for you and for your baby, so if you haven't already stopped give up now.
  • Passive smoking is also bad for your baby, so encourage your partner to quit if they smoke and you should avoid being around smokers.
  • Over-the-counter medicines and herbal remedies could harm your unborn baby so talk to your chemist about what you can take during pregnancy.
  • If you are on prescription drugs for a specific condition, such as asthma, your doctor will be able to advise you whether the medication you are taking is suitable during pregnancy. It's important not to stop your medication without consulting your doctor.

What to expect at week 2 of your pregnancy...

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