2 weeks of gestation: find out if you already have symptoms

Many of the women at 2 weeks of gestation still do not know that they will be mothers. This is because it is only the beginning, a phase that does not usually show many symptoms.

According to studies, around 6 to 12 days after fertilization, the egg attaches itself to the inner wall of the uterus (endometrium), thus being officially a pregnancy.

In general, it is still too early to tell family members, so this moment ends up being very intimate and unique for the future mom.

What happens to 2 weeks of gestation?

At 2 weeks of gestation, ovulation and fertilization of the egg by sperm occurs. The formed embryo will migrate from the tubes to the uterus, which will undergo changes to receive it.

The stem cells generated from fertilization are multiplying rapidly to form the tissues and organs of the future baby, which at this time is still very small.

At that moment, the placenta begins to form, which will guarantee the ideal conditions for the development of the fetus.

Can you take the test after 2 weeks?

It is only possible to do the pregnancy test 12 days after the fertilization of the egg, as the HCG hormone only starts to be produced when the embryo implanted in the uterus and the pregnancy actually happens.

Therefore, it takes a few days for the amount of HCG produced to be sufficient to detect a pregnancy by blood test.

It is important to remember that fertilization does not always occur on the same day as sexual intercourse, which means that taking the exam too early can be inefficient.

This is because sperm can survive in the female reproductive system for up to 7 days, waiting for an egg to fertilize.

That is, fertilization can occur up to a week after intercourse.

What are the symptoms of pregnancy at 2 weeks?

At 2 weeks of gestation, the hormones are acting strongly on the woman’s body and there are likely to be ups and downs in mood.

Although the organism is undergoing major changes, it is possible that the woman does not notice the changes or that they are quite subtle. Cramps, changes in smell and taste, increased gas and changes in mucus in the vagina can occur.

Often, such symptoms can be confused with premenstrual tension (PMS), as they have many similarities.

Other manifestations can be observed more easily, such as those cited below:

Bleeding

Throughout this process of fertilization and adaptation of the uterus, some veins may eventually rupture, causing bleeding in a small proportion.

This is usually common in early pregnancy and is known as implantation bleeding (or nesting ). It occurs in about one third of women in the pregnancy process.

Many women are unaware of what is happening and confuse the bleeding with their menstruation.

All of this is normal and there is usually no cause for concern. However, when you notice more intense bleeding, it is recommended to seek medical advice.

Swelling in the belly

The body of the future mother is already beginning to change. In the 2nd week of pregnancy, it is common to notice a swelling in the belly and breasts.

That’s because the musculature of the uterus is already expanding to accommodate the baby. The belly tends to swell, getting a little bigger and rounder, but still far from a typical pregnant belly.

Breast sensitivity

As for the breasts, there may be swelling and tenderness. The increase in volume happens due to the action of hormones that stimulate the mammary glands and prepare the woman for breastfeeding.

In addition, some changes in the nipples can be noticed, such as tenderness and darkening of the areola. This is due to increased blood flow in the region.

Fetus size: how is the baby?

At 2 weeks of gestation, the future baby is still an embryo, the result of the fertilization of an egg and a sperm.

It already has a segment called a neural tube, which will form the baby’s spinal cord and brain.

It is during the 2nd week that the embryo is surrounded by the mother’s circulatory system and develops the placenta.

From then on, around the tenth day of pregnancy, the embryo (already in the womb) begins to receive nutrients through the placenta.

Then, the vitelline vesicle, a structure attached to the embryo, will begin to produce red blood cells and store nutritious substances, helping the child’s feeding process.

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