There’s no embryo yet, just your egg and hopefully sperm ready to fertilise it, but at one week pregnant are there any symptoms? What advice can you follow when trying to conceive and what should you expect? This will be the week immediately following your last period and your body is getting ready to ovulate. So, even though you haven’t actually conceived at this point, this is your first week of being pregnant.
What should I be doing to help my body conceive?
What is my body doing?
The average menstrual cycle lasts around five to seven days. What you shed during this time is a combination of the lining of your womb (called the endometrium) and actual blood. Here’s the scientific part: the hormone changes that are stimulating your period to start also encourage the brain to produce luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), both key to helping you get pregnant.
What is my baby doing?
Right now, there is no baby and you won’t know for sure if your egg has been fertilised for another month. Medical professionals will use the first day of your last period as the start of your pregnancy, as it’s impossible to know exactly when you conceived.
How can I work out my due date?
As a rule, you’re ovulating around two weeks after the first day of your last period. Your egg will usually be fertilised around 24-36 hours after ovulation. To read more about how to work out how many weeks pregnant you really are, we’ve written this handy guide on pregnancy maths.
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