1 week of gestation: can you already see changes in the mother?

In this 1st week, the woman still does not know that she is pregnant.

As soon as the woman knows about the pregnancy, an appointment with a doctor should be made to begin prenatal care.

How to know about 1 week gestation?

Pregnancy at 1 week is usually very difficult to be diagnosed by a blood or urine test.

This is because the tests are generally effective from the 1st day of menstrual delay, as the production of hormones is still low to be detected in the blood or urine.

When fertilization takes place, the embryo releases the first wave of HCG hormone to warn the central nervous system that new life is developing.

Thus, the body begins to work to nourish the embryo and maintain pregnancy.

How long do pregnancy symptoms appear?

Although it is rare to happen, there are cases in which the first symptoms of pregnancy manifest themselves from the moment of implantation of the fertilized egg in the wall of the uterus.

  • Pinkish discharge (nesting);
  • Pain or tenderness in the breasts;
  • Mild colic;
  • Headache;
  • Drowsiness and tiredness;
  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Dizziness;
  • Sensitivity to tastes and smells.

Such signs tend to be noticed until the 2nd month of pregnancy . After that time, new symptoms may arise. Emphasizing that they have different intensity and frequency for each woman.

Some women may also have no symptoms of pregnancy. In this case, in general, they begin to suspect pregnancy after the menstrual delay that happens around the 4th or 5th week.

In case of suspected pregnancy, a blood or urine test should be done or seek gynecological assistance.

Does something change in the belly?

Some women feel their bellies a little harder. But this is not a scientifically proven signal.

Therefore, in the vast majority of cases, there is no change in the belly in the 1st week of pregnancy. 

Whether the belly is noticeable or not is something that can vary for each mother. Factors such as the size of the baby and the number of babies can influence.

In general, from the 21st week (5th month) the belly starts to be visible, acquiring a slightly rounded and puffed shape.

If it is a pregnancy of twins (as), the belly can start to be seen from the 16th week (4th month).

Read more: Nesting: what it is, symptoms and when it occurs

Caring for food with 1 week of gestation

There are some dietary precautions that must be taken at all stages of pregnancy:

What can? What can not?
Fruits and vegetables Alcoholic beverages
Cereals and grains Cinnamon
Legumes (like beans) Some fish (like dogfish)
Natural juices Raw Food
Lean meats Gorgonzola cheeses
Pasteurized dairy products Caffeine