No Sign Yet!
Okay, you’re not pregnant - not just yet! But it’s probably a step closer towards it.
Keep a track of your ovulation dates. And yes, the very important, first day of last period - believe us, it’ll come in handy!
Folic Acid Boost
You should have started taking your folic acid supplements already. If you still haven’t, now’s the time to begin.
The baby is still not in the picture. You are not pregnant at all. Surprised? Yes, during this phase, your last period has already culminated and your body is gearing up for ovulation - so, you have not conceived-at least not yet.
During this week, you may not even know you are pregnant and may not even notice any pregnancy symptoms.
Ideally, the first sign of pregnancy is a missed period. However, some women may notice symptoms during this week or later.
As the symptoms are different for every woman, it is advisable to go for a pregnancy test. Do it repeatedly to get an accurate result.
Doctors calculate the expected delivery date from the first day of your last period, which is strange as you are not pregnant at this time. Therefore, during the first week, most women experience the typical period symptoms such as
Hormones can cause havoc on your emotions and lead to irritability
Lower back pain and cramps
When the uterus lining releases and the uterus contracts, you can experience pain in the abdomen and lower back
Hormonal changes can also make your breast feel sore around the time of ovulation.
Increasing levels of hormones can make your belly bloated.
This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should: