Even though this week counts as week 1 of pregnancy, you are not actually pregnant yet
This week counts as part of your 40 weeks of pregnancy, but you aren't officially pregnant until week 3 as conception occurs about two weeks after your period.
You are not actually pregnant yet! This week is usually your last period before conceiving. You don't actually become pregnant until what is called week 3 of pregnancy, but the time is included in the 40 weeks of pregnancy as your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period.
Although you aren't pregnant yet, this is a good time to start preparing for the healthiest possible pregnancy. If you are drinking alcohol, work on stopping now and also start bringing down your caffeine intake.
Your egg has left the ovary
You are now ovulating and your egg will begin to travel through the fallopian tubes.
Your baby's sex is already decided
Your egg has now been fertilised and the first steps in your baby's development have begun. Whether you are having a boy or a girl is now decided.
Your baby is called an embryo at this stage
Until around week 8 of pregnancy the medical term for your baby is an embryo. After this they will be referred to as a foetus.
Your baby will double in size by the end of the week
You may not feel like you are pregnant yet but that doesn't mean that there isn't a lot happening! Even at this early stage your baby is developing rapidly and the neural tube is already forming.
Your baby's heart will soon start to beat
Already, your baby is receiving nutrition and oxygen through your placenta. This will continue to pass them nutrients from you and oxygen throughout the next 8 months.
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