What's happening this week
Although you might not feel pregnant, your body is producing bucket loads of pregnancy hormones, and your baby is growing faster than it will at any other time of your pregnancy. All this at just two weeks along! How exciting?
At a glance
- Your body is producing bucket loads of pregnancy hormones
- You are actually one month pregnant already Ensure your diet is full of nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables
By the time your period is due, you will have been pregnant for around two weeks, yet any inkling that you might be will probably come from wondering when your period is going to show, rather than actually feeling any symptoms. Start on the folic acid supplements if you suspect you might be pregnant at this point as they will help protect your growing baby from spinal cord defects.
Your baby's sex has already been decided, and their major organs are all beginning to form. Because of how pregnancy is calculated, you are actually already one month pregnant at this stage – only eight more to go until you meet your baby!
What to think about
Getting all the right vitamins and minerals is so important right now. Even if you have not done a positive pregnancy test just yet, if you are trying to conceive, it is recommended that you take folic acid supplements to aid your baby's development and protect them from certain conditions. You could also think about taking a multivitamin or supplement, yourself, too, and of course ensuring your diet is full of nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables. Get your partner on a heath-drive as well, particularly if they are a smoker! Now is definitely the time to be quitting smoking for the sake of you AND your family's health! See our pages on giving up smoking in pregnancy for lots of help and advice.
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