2 Weeks PregnantThe second week of pregnancy is considered to be the official start of your pregnancy. At this week, you still won’t be showing and you may not be experiencing symptoms yet, but if you were to take a pregnancy test in the second week of fertilization, it would come up positive. Also in the second week of pregnancy, your body will start seeing and feeling some changes. Pregnancy begins to seem more real during this week.

Now, there will be changes to the embryo as well as changes to your body. By the second week, the embryo is now made up of 150 cells. These cells become divided into three layers and each layer will take on functions of their own. These layers on their own are an important function but they will come together to form a human being with personality, looks and a developed body.

Baby’s Development

The inside layer is called the endoderm which will develop into the baby’s digestive system and respiratory tract. The liver, pancreas and thyroid will all form from the endoderm layer. The middle section is called the mesoderm layer. In this layer the bones, cartridge, muscles, genitalia and skin layers all develop. The last layer is called the ectoderm. This will contain the nervous system. The brain and skin, hair and nails are all developed in this layer.

By the second week of pregnancy, the embryo will actually float in the uterus and be 100% protected by the uterine lining. The baby is about .1 to .2 mm at this stage of pregnancy. Once your pregnancy has been confirmed and you begin the doctor’s appointments, you will have regular sonograms. At first, you will be amazed at how small the baby is. But don’t get too used to this. Before you know it, it will be quite big! The development of the baby is just amazing. By 20 weeks you will be able to tell the sex of the baby.

Changes In Your Body

By now, you will have had your last period for the next 42 weeks. The estrogen levels in your body will increase because there is no release. At this time in your pregnancy, you will experience high levels of energy. Take advantage of this because as you progress into the first trimester, you are going to through a period of fatigue and exhaustion.

At this stage of pregnancy, the uterus is building new levels to help keep the baby protected and well fed. The baby will also be developing an immune system. Now, one of your ovaries is growing back into shape and is getting ready for ovulation. At this stage of pregnancy, your doctor will ask you about you and your significant others family history. It is important to know all of the family medical history.

The first three months of pregnancy are considered to be the crucial time in a pregnancy. If you feel something that you don’t think feels right, consult your doctor. Most of the time it is nothing more than your body adjusting to the baby. But don’t feel embarrassed to call your doctor for anything. That is what they are there for. Some women call their doctors up to 10 times a day. Pregnancy is a wonderful and exiting thing but it can be nerve racking at times.

What To Expect

At this time, there are really no new changes to report. The embryo is very small and is still developing. You may start to experience some symptoms of pregnancy such as a tenderness or soreness in the breasts. You may experience nausea as well. The nausea or morning sickness could last all the way through the 4th month of pregnancy. Some women do not experience any nausea or morning sickness at all. Hope that you are one of the lucky ones.

The doctor at this point will calculate the due date and as we mentioned in the first week of pregnancy, the doctor will give you a two-week window, making pregnancy 42 weeks. You can even try to estimate the due date yourself and see if you were right. Once women find out that they are pregnant, start the most incredible and exciting time in their lives. Like we mentioned in the first week of pregnancy, now would be a good time to start changing the way you eat and sleep.

Start taking prenatal vitamins. If you are one of those women who is constantly on the go and eats in the car, now is a good time to slow down and eat more healthy, regular meals. Try to stay away from the drive thru’s and take time to eat. Also if you are one of those people who can function on 4 or 5 hours of sleep, you should be sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night. Sleep can actually build strength and in the coming months you are going to need it.

Tips/Advice

There are so many things that you may be feeling at this point. You may be feeling everything from excitement to worry. These emotions are normal. What a lot of women find helpful during pregnancy is keeping a journal. They write down day by day everything what they are feeling. This actually helps with all of the feelings they are having. If you have any family members that were recently pregnant, talk to them and find out the experiences that they had. Every woman is different but sometimes the experiences are the same.

Pregnancy is an exiting time and it can be stressful. Try to cut out as much stress as you can. Slow down and enjoy it. If you notice or feel anything out of the ordinary don’t hesitate to call your doctor. First time Mom’s will be experiencing everything that comes with pregnancy. It can be scary and it will take some getting used to but most of what you are feeling is your body adjusting to the baby and her growth.


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15 Comments For This Post

  1. meja Says:

    i don’t want to be pregnant but when is it too late to get an abortion?It’s not a great thing when you’re young.

  2. sade Says:

    i agree, bexause i am 16 years old, im scared that the father will not be here for the baby

  3. Lyndie Says:

    This of it this way, even though it is hard and scary now, when you get older, you will have a son or a daughter to help you though life. You will be loved by them forever no matter what happens.

  4. anne Says:

    hi i just want to know i dont know if i am pregnant or what cos i us feel a funny feeling in my tummy and bubbles for the past 3 weeks and my head pains in the mornings my mouth fills up with alot spit but there is no change in my breasts and last week i had the flu for 2days and now i feel like i am get my monthly plz help me.

  5. Lily Says:

    im having stomach cramps and sore breats, my stomach is very slightly tender and i feel really sick and dizzy.

    if i AM pregant i will be about 2 weeks gone.

    are these symptoms?

  6. wantsababy Says:

    I understand that people make mistakes. I am not perfect by any means. BUT I have been trying to have a baby for 3 years now and have been unsuccessful. I am married, have a house, a career, and a wonderful family. Getting an abortion is your choice, but just do me a favor and think of all the people out in the world who WANT to be parents and can't. Consider adoption at least? Give that child a chance at LIFE. What if your mother had aborted you? You wouldn't be here enjoying life like you are. Just think about that. And maybe from now on you will learn to be a little more responsible.

  7. isabel Says:

    I’ve been feeling weird lately for the past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling nauseaus when I drink pepsi its the worst I throw it up so I stop drinking pepsi and started drinking water I feel some what better . I usually sleep on my side or stomach but I can’t sleep on my stomach or lay down on it because I feel pain when I do and my breast are so tender they hurt . Last night I ate at 9:00pm a philly cheese stake I got up to use the bathroom I I felt this sharp pain in my stomach I layed back down on my side but the pain didn’t go away I been getting light headed also and this migrain when I wake up in the morning I don’t noe if I’m pregnant or not its silly because I should because I have a 3yr old daughter its just been so long . I told my boyfriend that I have been getting these symptoms but he says I ain’t pregnant he don’t want eny kids now but whose to say i am don’t get me wrong I won’t mind because its about time I give my daughter a little brother or sister but I’m just to scared to go to the docter right now because his family don’t want him to have eny kids right now. We live together . Am I pregnant what should I do ?

  8. kayla Says:

    I’m a young teen and I think I’m two weeks previous Im sooooooooooooooo scared, I don’t know what to expect and I’m having back pains, headaches, my aureole has gotten larger and I’m so emotional can you guys give me advice! Please and thanks, God bless you all

  9. Jessica Says:

    I'm about 2-3 weeks pregnant. I have morning sickness but it doesn't come on til after midnight. my breast are sore, so for all of you that say your feeling nausea, or your breast are sore u might want to check with a doctor. You might just be pregnant.

  10. Christina Says:

    I’ve been having abdominal cramps, headaches, tired, & eating alot more then I usually do.
    I’m only a teenager and I’m scared. I don’t know what to do. I need help

  11. bukmacher Says:

    Perfect!!!

  12. Tra'ana Says:

    Hey I’m 15 years old & have been feeling a little strange like I could be pregnant.. I had unprotected sex November 3… Like a week or so later I started having funny feelings in my tummy.. My head has been hurting everyday, my lower back started to hurt, I’ve been eating a lot , feeling sick in the morning & night but never throw up..My irregular period was last from nov. 15-19 (a few days early).. A week before it came on i had a cold for 3 days & was getting the pms symptoms.. Never got them before my period came on… So a few days after it came off my pms symptoms started back.. I had been having fluttering feelings in my stomach, bloating, gassy & like little sharp pains will come & go in my uterus area … I took a pt before my period had came on & one line appeared.. Either I was going crazy or something but I did see another very very very very faint line too.. Like today I’m feeling very funny on my left Side of my tummy like something is scretching.. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT’S GOUNG ON!!!! Is this regular for early pregancy or what?????

  13. charey Says:

    Well, I’m 16 me and my bf don’t use protection. I know we should but we dont .anyway if I were to be pregnant id only be about 2 or 3 weeks i have a 21 day cycle&im 5 days late but I’ve been feeling very sleepy,some nausea only vommited once,peeing more then ussual and my breasts have been tender&feeling kinda swallen..Should I take a pregnancy test??

  14. Becky Says:

    Pls kindly change my newsletter. Am not in 2weeks but in my 27th weeks. I av tried to change my subscriber option to no avail thanks.

  15. Wendy Says:

    I am 10po but on progesterone. I have tried to conceive for almost 5 yrs. and have had some miscarriages. I am not sure if it is baby or the progesterone but I have extreme fatigue. By 8 I can not take another step and fall asleep during the day too. The last couple days I have been very nauseous and starting yesterday by breasts are very tender and this morning even had a little dizziness. I will test Saturday and sure hope it worked this time.

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