Pregnancy week 1

Pregnancy calendar: week 1 of being pregnant - Not there yet!

Week 1 is actually the week of your last menstrual period.

When you work out your estimated due date, your pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last period. This means that although the first two weeks are counted as part of your 40 week pregnancy your baby won't actually have been conceived yet. So effectively when you are eight weeks pregnant your developing baby is only six weeks old!

At this time it is advisable to eat a health well balanced diet, stop drinking alcohol and smoking and take folic acid supplements to help prevent spina bifida.

Your baby

In two weeks you will be at your most fertile and your partner's sperm will be able to reach your egg. As the nuclei fuse, a single cell is created. This is the start of your baby's conception.

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Hi all,
this is my 2nd now (my first, lizzie, is 3 in December, which makes her 2 years 1 month) but lizzie wasnt so bad, nice pregnancy, pool birth, very quiet, calm baby, lovely child now. but when im having this one.. im being ick neerli everi day, feelin dizzy all of the time, my legs are straining with ache and neerli collapsed on me 2day. i went to the hospital last week, sed i woz pregnant, but feelin dizzy etc were severe symptoms and i had 2 b veri careful durin this pregnancy because it mite hav a brain disfunction wen it grows up if it hurt myself now.
the biggest load of b-ll-x ive ever had to heer, need advice of REEL mums, not a midwife who doesnt even acknowledge or like them. what do i do?
by SkyeLifeCoach24 9th Feb 2011, 8:53am
In the pregnancy first week your menstrual period time. Because you have to take the time to prepare your body for motherhood. Is this your 1 week you have to follow some suggestions like avoid alcohol, smoking, and tobacco products, any prescription and nonprescription (OTC) drugs you are taking first you have to concern your doctor first, a balance diet contains an adequate amount of vitamins you have to maintain, 400 micrograms of folic acid a day you have require.
by alisha56 4th Oct 2010, 11:17am
This was a very bad week for me, went to the Gp for a smear without knowing i was pregnant. The nurse was so horrible as she did not want to carry the test because am 24yrs old. She was telling me all this bigs words which made me feel belittled and as it was the Dr who requested for the test due to my own going problems he just wanted to get this out of the way. Suprise suprise the results came back abnormal. Made a complaint about the nurse and the practise manager told me to find another practise as the relationship has been broken even the though there are 2 nurses as the Gp practise. So let down by PCT
by dadasmall 18th May 2010, 5:34pm
Is it even possible to have morning sickness when you may only be 7 days pregnant - I think conception occurred one week ago and I started feeling nausea yesterday. Sorry to sound so naive, but it is very confusing!
by ozpom73 18th May 2010, 5:27pm
Thanks for the above information, i would like to know wether i can have sex during my pregnancy? if so how long i can enjoy sex & what are the do's & dont's.
kindly advise me the proper diet during the first two weeks of pregnancy..

Thanks & Regards
Mrs Sadiq
by Naseeb 14th May 2010, 4:31pm
Ok My Last Sexually Intercourse Was Januray 19th. And My Camed In Me On That Day. And Ive Been Eating More, Sleeping More, And Having Cramps Alot,. I Dont Come On My Period Until Around The Fourth Of Every Month. So Today My Boyfriend Asked Me To Take A Pregnancy Test And I Did. It Camed Up Negative. So Once Again I Went To Adagio Healthcare Center And They Took A Pregnancy Test Which Camed Up Negative Again.! But He Came In Me So Im Wondering Is It To Early For A Pregnancy Test Should I Wait Another Week Or Im Not Pregnant.? Someone Please Help Me Im So Confused
by Jaimee14 3rd Feb 2010, 9:51am
Hi my last period was 19th aug 09 ive done a pregnancy test and its negative, the time before was 16th july just dont know what is happening
by kazzy385 29th Sep 2009, 1:03pm

I have been on the depo for 7 years. I got married in April and decided to not renew my last injection 1st July so I'be been off the depo for 2 months.
I've been sick 2 mornings this week and have a continuous feeling of nausea and gagging at the back of my throat. My breats are very sore and heavy. I've had cramps in my lower abdomen and I've been more sleepy than normal. I'm bloated and slightly heavier than normal - although I've been eating very healthyly. I haven't had a period since coming off the depo. I took a pregnancy test on Monday and the result came up negative. I'm currently in South East Asia (got here a week ago) so it could just be jetlag but my body does feel different. My doctor told me that it is possible to get pregnant when you come off the depo without actually having a period. Very difficult to tell when I may have concieved if I am pregnant as there isn't a period to go by.
Anyone got any advice or tips?

Any advice anyone?
by masseyj42 27th Aug 2009, 8:41am
hi all ,
please i need help ive been having pregancy syptoms :feeling sick all day bloated stomach ,eating alot ,weeing more for 2 weeks now im due to come on my period in 5 days i have taken 2 pregancy tests which came back negative i really think im pregant but just now i went to the toilet and i had the most terrible pain in the side of my stomach and then a little bit of blood and now im having period pains but the bleeding has stop it was just a little bit im really confused could i be pregant please please help : )
by bella91 22nd Jul 2009, 9:33am
i would say you got pregnant on or around the twelth. only reason being is that for the first two weeks of pregnancy you are not actually pregnant. i read that in one of my pregnancy books. they add the other weeks on because you ovulate on the 14th day after your period and this is the best time to get pregnant. so they round it up to forteen weeks because there is no telling when it was you got pregnant. if your scan has given you that due date it is most likley you got pregnant on the 14th good luck.
by jobo21 8th May 2009, 9:52am
hello everyone!!!
my last period was on the 29th aug 2008, and i had unpretected sex on the 03rd sep with my ex partner, and on the 14th sep with my current partner also unpretected. i have a 28 day cycle, so when i had sex with my ex i was still bleedin abit, as it was my last day of my period. my due date is on the 5th june 2009.
can you please help or give me advise on what date i actualy got pregnant, or more likely to of got pregnant.
by Trisha05 1st Apr 2009, 9:40am
how can you work out a due date if you have no length of each period is due i am irregular and have period after 45 days or so
by life7860 24th Nov 2008, 9:35am