Your pregnancy - week 1 

 

It is one week since your period started, so with a 28 day cycle it is about a week before ovulation occurs. An egg (or ovum) in one of the woman's ovaries starts to ripen and mature (2 eggs if she is preparing to have twins!) During this week her body starts to prepare for possible conception and pregnancy.

 

Oestrogen hormones increase (as does her libido) and her uterus and cervix start to produce a special fertile mucus, which fills the opening of her cervix and lines her uterus and fallopian tubes.

 

This fertile mucuc acts as a continuous stream, transporting the man's sperm up into her fallopian tubes, in readiness for when the egg is released. The mucus is capable of protecting the man's sperm and helping it to survive in the woman's body for up to 3 to 5 days.

   First Trimester

 

  Week 1

 

    Week 2

 

    Week 3

 

    Week 4

 

    Week 5

 

    Week 6

 

    Week 7

 

    Week 8

 

    Week 9

 

    Week 10

 

    Week 11

 

    Week 12

 

 
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