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Guide on Pregnancy Week 2


Once the ovulation is completed, the next stage is fertilisation. During the fertilisation process, the egg meets the sperm. Surprisingly, out of millions of sperms, the only one makes to meet an egg, which is medically termed as ‘ovum’. The meeting of sperm and ovum is necessary to complete a fertilisation process.


During the second week of pregnancy, the uterine lining gets thicker due to increased estrogen and progesterone levels.


FETAL DEVELOPMENT

Even during the second week of pregnancy, there is no baby inside. You are about to complete an ovulation stage and going ahead towards the fertilisation of an egg by a sperm.


An egg is released from the ovary during ovulation and passes through the Fallopian tube to get fertilised by a sperm. It takes nearly 10 to 30 hours to get an egg fertilized by merging with the sperm’s nucleus and get transformed into genetic material.

Once an egg gets fertilized and forms a single cell, it is known as ‘zygote’, and this zygote immediately forms a barrier to keep other sperm out.


MOODS & SYMPTOMS

During the second week, you will not notice any drastic change in your mood, but there will be some symptoms of ovulation that may give you the clue to make love and hopefully conceive the baby. Please check the following signs and symptoms which indicate that you are ovulating:

  • The cervical mucus (or the vaginal discharge) becomes very thin and transparent like ‘an egg white’.

  • Soreness or tenderness of breasts due to the hormonal change.

  • A feeling of a slight pelvic ache.

  • Light spotting, due to an increased level of estrogen hormones.

  • Sexually aroused and active.

However, many women prefer to know their ovulation days (or their most fertile days) by purchasing an ovulation test kit from the nearest medical store. These ovulation test kits give more or less an accurate result if the instructions manual is followed correctly.


Tips to follow

While in this second week, it is essential to make some necessary changes in your lifestyle so that you can expect good news.

  • Eat a healthy and iron-rich diet

  • Choose calcium-rich foods

  • Get plenty of proteins

  • Take a rest and then test.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Do eating citrus fruits affect ovulation?


Ans: No, eating citrus fruits will not affect your ovulation either your pregnancy. Citrus fruits including oranges, strawberry, raspberry, kiwi, broccoli, Tomato, Capsicum, etc. are some of the best sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed to boost the immunity system of our body. Vitamin C gives relief from stress too. Vitamin C is also needed for the growth, development and repair of our body tissues.



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