When a woman is two weeks pregnant, she is often not aware that she will be a mother in less than a year. This is because most women have yet to experience the signs of pregnancy at this stage, so they have not taken a pregnancy test. However, your baby is already fast at work when it comes to development and growth. Knowing more about this week of your pregnancy helps you to understand how a fetus starts to become a baby.
Your Belly at 2 Weeks
At two weeks, your belly is not showing any signs of being pregnant. In fact, at this point, the majority of women do not even know that they are pregnant. You have likely missed your menstrual period at this point and might be thinking that pregnancy is a possibility. Your body is already starting to produce a significant amount of hormones and soon you will start noticing the symptoms of pregnancy.
Getting an Ultrasound at 2 Weeks Pregnant
Ultrasounds are not done during the second week of pregnancy. This is most often due to the fact that the majority of women do not even know that they are pregnant at this stage. If you do know you are pregnant, your doctor will tell you when you should schedule your first ultrasound.
Your Baby at 2 Weeks Pregnant
At this point, your baby is literally a ball of cells that scientists call a blastocyst. This little ball has burrowed its way into the uterine lining where it will start to develop and grow into a baby.
There is an inner mass of cells inside the blastocyst that eventually becomes the actual embryo, a cavity filled with fluid that turns into the amniotic sac. The placenta results from an outer mass of cells. The placenta is responsible for providing your baby with nutrients and oxygen. It also works to remove waste products.
This is the very beginning of your baby. Development and growth are happening very rapidly at this time and over the next 8.5 months.
Now you know more about being two weeks pregnant. You understand what your baby is doing to grow and develop. If you are aware of being pregnant this soon, talk to your doctor about your lifestyle, especially your nutrition. Now is the time to increase your folic acid and start taking a high-quality prenatal vitamin.