We mentioned that you are not pregnant yet in the first part of the “Pregnancy week by week” series. The body actually just prepares conditions for successful development of your baby. In this part, we will briefly describe progress of the second week and you will learn about ovulation, fertilization and if you are already pregnant or not.
2 weeks pregnant
It is at the end of the second week from the first day of menstruation, approximately on 13. or 14 day, when you ovulate. Your egg is ready to accept a partner’s sperm. The egg can be fertilized only 24 hours after ovulation. However, studies show that this period is often shortened just to 17 hours. Therefore, if you want to get pregnant, plan the sexual intercourse well.
Your body is ready to ovulate. The egg that you have bet on is released from the ovary and moves into the fallopian tube with the help of ciliated cells at its entrance.
The fallopian tubes connect the ovaries and the uterus (womb), which happens to be the first temporary home to your baby. The egg moves several hours into the uterus, where lining gets ripen and ready to accept the fertilized egg. You will be in the proliferate phase of the menstrual cycle at the end of the second week, which means that the uterine lining grows very quickly.
The right time has come. There will appear a fertile mucus and the riped egg is in the fallopian tubes or in the womb at the time of ovulation. The conception is nearly done. only the sperm from your partner is missing.
In the case that a woman has orgasm during the intercourse, the chances of getting pregnant is higher. One of the sperm penetrates the egg and the connection is done. Twenty-three and twenty-three chromosomes of both partners join and give the basis for a new life.