When you’re 2 weeks pregnant, you’re not actually pregnant and there’s no baby yet, but your uterus will be ready to form endometrium, a blood rich lining, which gears up your body about the time an egg, is ovulated for possible fertilization.
Though it’s confusing to think about pregnancy even before your baby is formed, doctors calculate your due date from the beginning of your last menstrual period. Ovulation takes place about 14 days before the end of your menstrual cycle, which is just before the end of second week of pregnancy.
The journey of the egg starts when you’re 2 weeks pregnant. Conception occurs at the end of this week. Once the egg has united with the sperm in the fallopian tube, it forms into a zygote, a single celled entity.
Chances are there for having multiple zygotes, if your ovary releases more than one egg and they get fertilized. This multiple egg fertilization is the reason for twin, triplet, quadruplet pregnancy…and so on.
Zygote that’s formed when you’re 2 weeks pregnant has 46 chromosomes- half from the woman and half from her partner. Genetic materials contained in these chromosomes determine the baby’s sex, height, facial features, eye color, hair color and intelligence. The chromosome that determines the sex of your baby is sex chromosomes.
The eggs have X sex chromosomes and the sperm has x or y chromosome. If the egg meets with a sperm having an X chromosome, your baby will be a girl. If the sperm has a Y chromosome, you’ll be pregnant with a baby boy.
After fertilization, the zygote passes through the fallopian tube and reaches the uterus. Meanwhile, it splits fast to form a cluster of cells, which look like a small raspberry. The cells double in size for every 12 hours. Embryo is formed in the inner group of cells.
The outer group of cells becomes membranes that nourish and protect the embryo. When you're in pregnancy week 2, the developing baby is smaller than a grain of rice.
Your uterine lining will be developing, when you’re 2 weeks pregnant. Your body produces follicle stimulating hormone. As your body is preparing to release an egg for fertilization, you may experience some symptoms. Fatigue and breast tenderness are the common symptoms when you're two weeks pregnant. Some other changes include:
• Clear and watery cervical mucus
• Breast growth
• Mood swings
You may feel sleepier than normal, during this period. You may become sensitive to sound, light and events happening around you.
You may experience bleeding due to egg implantation when you're in pregnant week 2. A small discharge of pinkish brown color is common. However, if you feel any pain, you need to consult your doctor. This problem can be overcome easily with right measures.
It’s advisable to contact your healthcare provider in pregnancy week 2 to get advice about lifestyle and habits that can support you for a healthy pregnancy and baby.
You need to start taking 400 milligrams of folic acid at this stage. As well, you can take foods that are rich in folic acid including green leafy vegetables, oranges, strawberries, legumes and folic acid-fortified foods like breads, cereals and pasta. Folic acid available in pill form can be an alternative preference for your folic intake.
Taking enough calcium is also crucial when you are 2 weeks pregnant.