It’s Time To Test
At the end of this week, you might see two faint pink lines on your pregnancy test strip! If negative, try again after a few days.
Implantation may occur
Don’t panic! Even if you are pregnant, you might see a bit of spotting. This is usually due to the implantation of your baby into the lining of the uterus.
Book an appointment with your doctor if your pregnancy is confirmed by the test strip. Your doctor might order a simple test to confirm your pregnancy.
By the 3rd week, the zygote (fertilized egg) divides into more cells. It grows at an impressive rate while making a journey to the uterus. The zygote carries chromosomes from both the biological mother and father, as such, making the genetic map of your baby.
At this stage, the zygote becomes a blastocyst of hundreds of cells and implants itself to the uterine wall. At this stage, your baby looks like a tiny ball that is around 0.2 mm, floating inside your belly.
As a little embryo has formed, some women may experience implantation bleeding, which is normal.
You may also feel pregnancy-nausea.
Other than these few changes, you will feel absolutely healthy. If you are still concerned, consult with your doctor.
Even though you may not feel pregnant, you indeed have a baby growing inside you. You may feel-
Some women may not feel symptoms at all. They may still experience PMS-like symptoms.
You may experience tenderness and soreness, which may be more than what you experienced during ovulation.
High basal body temperature
Your basal body temperature may remain high this entire week.
Cramping & bloating
Progesterone may relax your muscles and make it difficult to digest food leading to gas or bloating or even some uncomfortable feeling inside your tummy.
Some women may experience implantation bleeding and happens when the fertilised egg attaches itself to the uterus for further development.