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1 Week Pregnant – What to Expect Your 1st Week of Pregnancy

WhatToExpect.com’s Heidi Murkoff explains what is happening during week 1 of pregnancy, even though your baby has yet to be conceived!

Learn more about how pregnancy begins as your body gears up for ovulation and prepares for fertilization during these first couple weeks.

Welcome to your miraculous, amazing, and incredible journey through pregnancy, which, believe it or not, officially begins this week even though you’re still about two weeks out from actually becoming pregnant. Say what?

Wondering why it’s called week one even though it’s T-minus two weeks before conception? It’s because your body is already busy prepping for your soon-to-be pregnancy. Right now, all hand’s are on deck gearing up for ovulation, the first step towards making a baby.

But before you ovulate, your uterus has to shed its endometrium, the lining that was built up from last month’s menstrual cycle. That’s why you’re having your period now. Woohoo! Your last one for at least nine months. Now, that’s something to look forward to.

It may seem pretty strange that your pregnancy is dated from the first day of your period, but it really isn’t that strange at all. After all, it’s pretty hard to pinpoint the exact day when egg and sperm meet. So, your doctor sets a starting line of your 40-week pregnancy on your LMP or the first day of the last period you had before you conceived. The benefit to this dating system? You get a pregnancy head start, clocking in a full two of your forty weeks before you’re even expecting – and before your nauseous, and gassy, and bloated, and swollen. Buckle up, you’re in for a wild and wonderful ride. It’s called pregnancy.

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Originally posted 2015-10-15 04:01:32.

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Luna Maya
Luna Maya
9 months ago

Ok she doesn’t sound too encouraging, if anything she makes me more nervous. Ok skips to find other videos.

Wolf Queen180
Wolf Queen180
9 months ago

I’m here because I’m writing a story. I SWEAR MOM😂😂

Christian Hobby
Christian Hobby
8 months ago

Here because I’m 15 and I’m scared asf that my girlfriend might be pregnant

Yumeko
Yumeko
8 months ago

I want to get pregnant. I'm 25 haha

Naejehr Rhejean
Naejehr Rhejean
7 months ago

God please po sana naman dinggin nyo ang aking kahilingan

Mary Richards
Mary Richards
7 months ago

Ameen 🙏

Mridula Saha
Mridula Saha
7 months ago

I'm planning for baby …please pray for me

Favour Uche
Favour Uche
7 months ago

Please pray for me I want to get pregnancy my husband father need grandchildren pls

Suzzie dela
Suzzie dela
7 months ago

I was here stressed thinking I will never become pregnant anymore…I thank God am 2weeks pregnant now

It's Mimi
It's Mimi
7 months ago

Been expecting for over 8yrs i pray i get pregnant this month. Ohh lord blessed me.

Strawberries Nd Crème
Strawberries Nd Crème
7 months ago

I take Nexplanon the best birth control there is so I don't have to worry

Phila Khongjliw
Phila Khongjliw
6 months ago

Ovulation happen mostly on the 12th-14th right?😮

UNFILTERED JAPAN
UNFILTERED JAPAN
6 months ago

Im pregnant again😭 my youngest is still 1 year old😭 we did not expect since we only do it twice or three times a month, and he does not finish inside😭

Sabrina Townsend
Sabrina Townsend
6 months ago

I pray this is happening to me right now! There’s nothing I want more in this world then to be a parent with the love of my life 👏🏻👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Arhinful Gloria
Arhinful Gloria
6 months ago

I realy want to become a mother so plz help me in prayer coz i try to get pregnant for so long

Shane X Hazel
Shane X Hazel
6 months ago

Thats bullshit 😂😂

Anna Fernandez
Anna Fernandez
6 months ago

Sadly after the good news I had a Miscarriage. My life change and my heart is Broken in million pieces 💔

JvNotFound
JvNotFound
6 months ago

I'm a boy and looking at this, holy crap I cant even imagine what a woman thoughts are when they find out they're pregnant

Sokkha Mey
Sokkha Mey
5 months ago

That is so amazing.🤱

esh garfield
esh garfield
5 months ago

Im here bcus of already 6 days delayed

Chelsea Bower
Chelsea Bower
5 months ago

Thanks you Dr osaba for cursing my son from herpes virus

Antonio Camarillo
Antonio Camarillo
5 months ago

lol is rude

Just milly
Just milly
5 months ago

I dont wanna be pregnant hopefully I'm not☹

Jasmyn
Jasmyn
5 months ago

I hope I’m pregnant 🥺

dark shadow
dark shadow
4 months ago

Sana buntis na ako next month…🌝🌝

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K’daisa Wilson
K’daisa Wilson
4 months ago

I Pray this is happening to me . I am feeling nauseated for days now ! Please pray we are

Pregnancy Music
Pregnancy Music
3 months ago

May God bless safe and pain-free delivery to all pregnant ladies

Sumaiya Sadaf
Sumaiya Sadaf
3 months ago

Em still now pregnant 2nd week

Linda Loc
Linda Loc
3 months ago

This is going to be my 7th child but I’m having pregnancy symptoms and so on.

Ronald Blessing
Ronald Blessing
3 months ago

hie please help what can i use to get pregnant I've been trying for 5 yrs

anna anderson
anna anderson
3 months ago

Anna Richard 🥰❤

Nubian Kushite
Nubian Kushite
2 months ago

I hope to God that I am pregnant. 🙏🏽

Serita James
Serita James
2 months ago

found out yesterday I'm pregnant😊🤰

Saqib Ali
Saqib Ali
2 months ago

Pray for me

May Thazin Aung
May Thazin Aung
1 month ago

my mother might be pregnet i don't know

Stu Gooden
Stu Gooden
1 month ago

In your vaccine myth video you guys say there’s no mercury in vaccines and has rarely ever been. This is false. Mercury is an ingredient in vaccines.

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