Pregnancy calendar: 2nd week of pregnancy
Pregnancy calendar by week. An experienced doctor tells how a child develops in the womb and what changes occur in the pregnant woman’s body. All the most important things about the 2nd week of pregnancy
So, the second week of pregnancy , again, is the time of preparation for a possible pregnancy, for a real journey of 38 weeks. What to expect and what to pay attention to?
The second week of pregnancy – changes in your body:
Your period should end. The mood should get better. This is due to the fact that the maturing follicles, in which the eggs are located, begin to produce female hormones. In the second week after menstruation, it is estrogen , the “feminine” hormone. Estrogen affects the condition of the skin, hair, you look better. Estrogen also affects female libido – you can feel more playful, in a high mood.
By the beginning of the second week, there should be no more menstrual bleeding. Instead, the mucous membrane of the external genitalia should become more moist. Closer to ovulation, cervical mucus (discharge from the cervix, released from the vagina) becomes transparent and elastic, similar to egg white . In fact, transparent, elastic, viscous mucus is a sign of ovulation, and, therefore, the fertile period in a woman. That is, now is actually the best time to have sex if you want to conceive a child!
On the diagram of the ovary, you can see the changes that occur during the second week.
Author: Olga Letnyanchyk, doctor