1 week of pregnancy is an amazing and exciting time, when the future mother still has hundreds of questions, assumptions and doubts in her head, and inside there is a serious work on the birth of a new life, which she may not even suspect.
You must admit that not every one of us has learned that she is pregnant right away, and besides, there is a two-week difference between obstetric and embryonic periods of pregnancy. What is commonly understood by1 week of pregnancyand how should the future mother behave at this moment?
In modern obstetrics, the gynecologist begins the pregnancy countdown.from the first day of the last menstruation. Strange, you say, but I wasn’t pregnant yet on this day, why then did the experts calculate the time so strangely? Absolutely right, this option of reference was taken as the basis becausepinpoint the date of conception, or at leastOvulation date - very difficult, as this factor is absolutely individual.
Of course ifexpect obstetric pregnancy, then in the first week there is still no baby inside, but at this time in the female body matures andpreparing to fertilize the egg. Unique processovulationoccurs during each menstrual cycle due to an increase in progesterone concentration and consists in the fact that the egg leaves the ovary into the abdominal cavity, and then into the fallopian tubes, where fertilization will be expected during the day.It is on this day that the chance of getting pregnant is as great as possible.
On average, with a cycle time of 28 daysovulation occurs on the 14th day, and if fertilization took place on this day, it is from this point that the actual duration of the pregnancy is counted -embryonicwhen in the process of connecting male and female cells a new person appears.
Bosyak Julia Vasilievna, obstetrician-gynecologist, fertility specialist at the human reproduction clinic “Alternativa "tells: “The origin of a new life is the most important stage, the beginning of beginnings. If the couple is planning a pregnancy, then in the period of ovulation he lives an open sex life. Spermatozoa are active in the female genital tract up to 72 hours, i.e. 3 days.It is on these auspicious days that a woman has a chance to get pregnant. There are several methods for tracking ovulation (ovulation tests, special devices, etc.), but folliculometry (tracking the growth of a dominant follicle and passing ovulation with ultrasound) is the most effective way. ”
That's whythe difference between obstetric and fetal termspregnancy is two weeks: it all depends on what is taken as a starting point. If obstetric terms1 week of pregnancyoriginates from the first day of the last menstruation, the term of embryonic pregnancy is counted from the day of direct conception.
Due to the fact that the vast majority of obstetricians and gynecologists expect an obstetric pregnancy, then in the first week even the expectant mother herself is not yet sure that her egg will be fertilized. Therefore, generally acceptedsigns of pregnancyalso absent: no nausea, discharge, intolerance of odors and swelling of the mammary glands is not felt.
Pregnancy teston1st week of pregnancyalsowill show a negative result, due to the fact that the levelhuman chorionic gonadotropin(HCG), a hormone that the female body begins to intensively produce precisely when the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus, whilenot upgraded.
HCG level rises every dayof pregnancyfor example, by the fifth day it ranges from 25 to 50 mIU / ml., per4th week of pregnancyits level is already about 3000 mIU / ml. and higher. Based on these data, a pregnancy test can show a pale second strip only 12-14 days after fertilization.
If the desire to become a mother was absolutely conscious, and youpreparing for this eventpassing all the necessarymedical researchand examinations and having made all the necessary adjustments in your life, the only thing you can advise, listen to your intuition and monitor your health.
If the question that a pregnancy is possible took you by surprise, then try a littlechange your liferespecting somerules in the first week of pregnancy:
Give up onsmoking, usealcoholand variousmedical preparationswithout doctor approval. This is a question that is not discussed, the life and health of the future baby depend on your decision and will power.
Try hardtake care of yourself and your healthAvoid surge, do not communicate with sick people, so as not to get infected. The postponed viral diseases in the first weeks of pregnancy may carry with them sad consequences, therefore, if there is an opportunity not to be in places of large concentrations of people, this should be taken advantage of.
Avoid stressful situationsat home and at work, you should not get angry, swear, be nervous, solve all conflicts that arise as calmly as possible. Now is not the time to clarify the relationship, your motto should be Carlson's favorite phrase: “Calm, only calm!”
Take care ofnutrition during pregnancy,rich in vitamins and minerals, calcium andfolic acid, which will help the normal development of the fetus, and the necessary amount of selenium to prevent defects of the spinal cord. Limit the intake of spicy, sour, salty, smoked and canned, pay attention to the use of spinach, broccoli and oatmeal, nuts, fruit, and dried fruit will also be useful.
Walk more, spend time in the fresh air, look for harmony in nature, and not in a stuffy office. Walking with your loved ones in the park is a great alternative to noisy discos and crowded bars. If your life passes in a very intense rhythm - reconsider your schedule, take time for yourself.
Dear future mothers, maybe you reallywill have to change the usual lifestyle, but we want to draw your attention to the fact that you should not think that you are doing this only for the sake of the child. All of the above principles are simple rules for a person who wants to be healthy, there is nothing complicated about them. Of course, the harmonious and organic behavior of the mother during pregnancy will most positively affect the future baby, but it will bring much more benefit if these principles become your convictions, you will observe them with joy and pleasure, so that you always look beautiful and cheerful.
And although at the moment the “half” of your baby is one of 300,000 eggs, and the second “half” for 14 days will be formed into a mature spermatozoon right nowthe best time to start taking care of yourself and your future baby.