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3 weeks pregnant | pregnancy guide

Your baby-to-be is a microscopic ball of cells known as an embryo...

Your growing baby

During the third week of pregnancy the fertilised egg moves along the fallopian tube towards the uterus. It takes around three days for it to reach the uterus where it gradually develops from a solid ball to a fluid-filled ball of cells known as a blastocyst. The cells on the surface of the blastocyst will later develop into the placenta, while the small cluster of inner cells will eventually grow into your baby.

By the time the egg, which began as a single cell, reaches the uterus it is a collection of over 100 cells. This microscopic ball of cells is known as an embryo for the first 8 weeks of pregnancy. The embryo will settle in the lining of the uterus (implantation) where it will grow for the next nine months.

What's happening to you

Implantation bleeding sometimes occurs when the embryo implants in the uterus. You may experience this as light bleeding, from pink to red, to a brown discharge at between five or ten days after conception.

Need to know

Things for you to consider during week 3 of your pregnancy:

  • Smoking can damage the cell division process so if you or your partner are finding it hard to give up your doctor might be able to give you details of local support groups.
  • Alcohol can also affect cell division, which is why it's very important not to drink during pregnancy, especially in this first trimester when your baby's major organs are developing.
  • Drinking alcohol during the first three months is known to increase the risk of miscarriage.

What to expect at week 4 of your pregnancy...

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