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2 Weeks Pregnant: Week by Week Pregnancy

Symptoms, Tips and Fetal Development

 

You’ve probably heard that pregnancy is 40 weeks long. Funny thing about how doctors count those weeks: a pregnancy begins from your last menstrual period, although conception – when egg meets sperm – doesn’t happen until closer to mid-cycle. So when a woman is two weeks’ pregnant, she’s not really pregnant yet! Talk about confusing!

Also if you are still unsure if you are pregnant at this stage (which is perfectly normal) then check out our pregnancy quiz here to see if you are experiencing common pregnancy symptoms. 

Baby at 2 weeks

As mentioned, there’s no baby yet at two weeks pregnant. Have sex at the time of ovulation, though, and that story could quickly change!

Ovulation occurs anytime between day 11 and day 21 of the menstrual cycle. For many healthy women with a 28-32 day cycle, ovulation happens about 14 days before their period starts. At ovulation, there’s a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) that leads a woman’s body to release its most mature egg in search of a mate.

If egg and sperm meet and all goes according to plan, congrats! You’ve conceived, though you don’t know it yet. Although some women claim to have a feeling or intuition that conception has happened, it’s too early to prove scientifically. Sperm can survive in a woman’s body for several days, and an egg may live for 24 hours waiting to meet the sperm of her dreams. If those two find each other sometime in those viable days, it’s possible you’re chugging down the baby-train track. But it’s going to be at least a week (and ideally more) before you can take a pregnancy test.

Your body at 2 weeks pregnant

Two weeks pregnant is two weeks after the start of your last menstrual period, and the time of ovulation, when your body prepares to conceive. Over in the ovaries, an egg is maturing for release into the fallopian tube. Thanks to an increase in estrogen, the lining of the uterus thickens in anticipation of receiving a fertilized egg. The cervical mucus becomes more slippery to help sperm along their quest to meet an egg.

human embryo at 2 weeks

These two to five days of the month when you have a chance of conceiving are your fertile days. If you’re actively trying to get pregnant and you aren’t sure when you ovulate, try an ovulation test kit (found in drugstores by the pregnancy tests). An ovulation test kit can help you determine when your LH surge happens and signals the best days of your cycle to get pregnant.

Two weeks pregnant ultrasound

If you had an ultrasound at this stage, you’d get a great view of… your uninhabited uterus. If you’re undergoing fertility treatments, your doctor might do an ultrasound of your ovaries to gauge how egg development is proceeding.

Two weeks is how many months pregnant?

At this stage in your pregnancy, you're 0 months, 2 weeks (0m2w) pregnant. 

Common symptoms at 2 weeks pregnant

It’s good to know the signs of ovulation if you’re hoping to get pregnant (or not). Pay attention to your body and watch for these common signs of ovulation:

  • Breast tenderness: This can be caused by the surge in hormones necessary to release an egg.
  • Changes in cervical mucus: To aid sperm on their journey, women’s cervical mucus becomes more slippery during ovulation. Look out for mucus that is sticky and stretchy, with the consistency of egg whites, or very slippery and wet.
  • Mild pelvic pain: Some women experience cramping known as mittleschmerz (“middle pain”) when the egg is released.
  • Changes in libido or sex drive: You might notice feeling friskier when you’re ovulating, the result of a surge in hormones and your body’s desire to conceive.

​​Pregnancy checklist at 2 weeks pregnant 

If you’re hoping to get pregnant, now is the time to get your body and lifestyle prepped for baby growing! 

  • Eat healthily and limit caffeine and alcohol.
  • If you smoke, quit now before you get pregnant.
  • Add a prenatal vitamin to your regimen.
  • Get regular exercise and maintain a healthy weight.

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