Week 2 of pregnancy

The most important

You are in the second week of pregnancy. This week something important will happen in your body: you will ovulate and if you practice unprotected relationships on the day of ovulation, the days before or after, you can get pregnant.

Week 2 of pregnancy (The week of ovulation). Your most fertile days: ovulation takes place 14 days after your last menstruation. From here, your fertile period will be 3 days before and 3 days after.

If you are planning the pregnancy, you probably know what days you could ovulate. If so, remember that starting to take a folic acid supplement is essential.

It's still early to get a pregnancy test. But you can use an ovulation test to discover which are your most fertile days.

You start a very important week for the future development of your baby, especially if you are planning your pregnancy and obviously want to get pregnant. If so, and you have control, it is quite likely that you already know that during this week you will ovulate.

That is to say, during this week your ovaries will release an ovule that, of being with a healthy and strong spermatozoon, could be fertilized and begin the gestation.

To do this, your uterine tissue begins these days to become thicker, preparing to house the implantation and subsequent development of the embryo in case of fertilization, thanks to the maturation of the various ovarian follicles. One of them will become the strongest and will be the one destined for ovulation.

How is ovulation produced?

Before talking about ovulation itself we must mention the presence of a very important hormone in this whole process: the one known as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This hormone causes the growth of a follicle, while the hormone of the corpus luteum (LH) triggers ovulation, thus completing the second phase of the cycle.

This follicle 'explodes' causing the ovum to detach, going towards the fallopian tube while the rest of the follicular structure is transformed into the one known asyellow body.

From this moment the ovule can be fertilized by the winning sperm in the fallopian tube.

When the sperm meets the egg

For fertilization to be possible, it is necessary that previously the ovarian follicle has released the ovule. But for it to be fertilized or fertilized it is necessary that, first, you maintain unprotected sex during the days before or after - or in the day - in which you ovulate (they are known asmost fertile days).

And, to achieve this, it is necessary that one of the sperm travels the 18 centimeters that approximately separate the vagina of the fallopian tube, where the ovule is 'waiting'.

For this, the sperm has passed through the mucosal barrier of the cervix, and through the uterine cavity, has reached a part of the fallopian tube. Finally, when it penetrates into the interior of the ovule, something marvelous is produced: the genetic patrimony of the mother merges with that of the father, giving rise to a new life.

At this moment the surprising cell division begins, while the natural movements of the tube transport the embryo to the uterine cavity during the 4 to 5 days following conception. Then, the embryo nests in the mucosa of the uterine wall and what is known as implantation. Fair at this time pregnancy begins.

From this moment in the body of the future mother is released one of the most important hormones during the first months of pregnancy: the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone(hCG), which will be responsible during the next 8 weeks to stimulate the yellow body in the ovary, and which will be one of the 'culprits' of the early symptoms of pregnancy. In turn, the yellow body produces the progesterone.

How to calculate the most fertile days?

Calculating what is your fertile period is actually very simple. In most cases, when your cycle is regular and lasts around 28 days, we must take into account that conception occurs around day 14 of the cycle.

Taking this into account, you must count 14 days from the date of the arrival of the last menstruation. Then, ovulation will take place 3 days before and 3 days after this date. That is, these 6 days are considered your most fertile period during this week. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.

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