Pregnancy

2 Weeks Pregnant? What to Expect During Pregnancy

Team Peanut11 months ago4 min read

2 weeks pregnant is… drum roll please… ovulation time!

2 weeks pregnant

That means that - ahem - now’s the time to look at your partner like you never have before (cue cheesy rom-com montage).

Never has romance been so urgent.

Ovulation typically occurs around Day 14 of your cycle, with our beautifully unique bodies all deciding to choose their own point of proximity to that marker.

This is the time when that egg will get fertilized and, in what sometimes feels like complete wizardry, eventually turn itself into an entire person.

Let’s take a closer look by taking you right back to that school biology class:

What is a fetus at 2 weeks?

The answer to this question is, well, it doesn’t really exist.

Right now your body is getting ready to make a baby, and the process goes a little something like this (consider this your ‘birds ‘n bees’ refresher session).

Step 1: An egg is released when you ovulate, traveling from your ovary to a fallopian tube.

Step 2: Within 24 hours, a sperm (through a process that you may just be familiar with) meets up with the egg and fertilizes it. So many sperm (as in millions) try. So few are successful.

Step 3: The nuclei of the successful sperm and the egg merge, chromosomes are brought together to determine sex, and the fertilized egg becomes a zygote.

Step 4: The zygote then goes on a magical adventure from the fallopian tube to the uterus, dividing into a host of identical cells along the way.

Step 5: It arrives in the uterus and there, it becomes a blastocyst.

Step 6: It then burrows into the wall of the uterus. It’s now that you’re actually pregnant-pregnant.

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Pregnancy symptoms week 2

What does 2 weeks pregnant feel like? Can you detect pregnancy at 2 weeks?

Because you’re not technically pregnant yet, the symptoms you are feeling at this time are related to ovulation rather than pregnancy.

Your body is making a pretty strong suggestion that now would be a good time to get that egg fertilized.

Ovulation makes you feel all kinds of everything, from cramps to tenderness to the need to get your flirt on:

  • Increase in body temperature: Your BBT (Basal Body Temperature) goes up slightly at ovulation.
  • Cervical mucus discharge: You may have encountered this before. It’s clear. It’s gooey. It’s cervical mucus – and it arrives at ovulation.
  • Cramping: As if the pain of menstruation wasn’t enough, our bodies can provide another dose of cramps during ovulation. These are typically in your abdomen and back.
  • Tenderness in your breasts: Yup, hormones are responsible for this one too.
  • Increased sense of smell: Both a blessing and a curse, of course. Bypass the sewerage plant on your daily walk.
  • Um, well, horniness. Ah, nature. Thanks for the blunt message. Funny thing is, you may even be more attractive to others at this time.

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Understanding early signs of pregnancy first 2 weeks

Knowing the symptoms of ovulation can be extremely useful when it comes to understanding when the conditions are just right for you to get pregnant.

2 weeks pregnant, although not technically pregnant at all, is vital for the whole process.

Some helpful hints:

Prioritize your physical health at this time. Eat healthily. Get on a good prenatal supplement, a concoction packed with the vitamins, minerals, and folic acids you need. Chuck the cigarettes. Lessen the caffeine and alcohol intake.

Prioritize your mental health at this time. For many couples, this can be a stressful time. If your dream is to get pregnant, ovulation is the moment when the pressure gets turned on full blast. Try to find your zen through whatever healthy method works for you. Meditate, do yoga, swim, keep a journal, go for walks – and don’t be afraid to see a counsellor if that feels right for you.

Consider an ovulation predictor. These work by detecting your levels of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH). When this hormone goes up, it’s a sign that the body is preparing to release that egg. It’s almost time.

Finally, it could be a good idea for you to consult with a doctor at this early stage to get specific intel on your unique situation. It’s totally normal for this to be stressful. Don’t feel shy to get the help you need - like reaching out for community support on Peanut, too.

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