Third Week Pregnancy:
It’s so ridiculously early that when you’re 3 weeks pregnant, you may have no idea that you’re really pregnant.
Conception happened a few days ago, and there hasn’t been time to miss a period yet at week 3 of pregnancy.
what are third week pregnancy symptoms ?
When you’re 3 weeks pregnant, clues might not appear yet. That’s because early pregnancy symptoms are caused by hormones,
and you don’t have a high level of those in your body yet. Some clues of pregnancy at 3 weeks are:
- Implantation bleeding. If your little embryo has already made it to his or her home, you may see a little spotting as the fertilized egg nests into the wall of the uterus.
- When the hormone HCG begins to make its way through your newly pregnant body, you may notice some feelings of nausea so bad it makes you throw up.
- Breast changes. Your boobs can start to get stiff and your nipples could darken as your body begins preparing to make milk.
- Missed period. If your period is shorter than 28 days, you might realize toward the end of this week that you might be in for a baby.
The only way to know for sure is to have a pregnancy test.
- Positive home pregnancy test. Check the box of your home pregnancy test to see how correct its results are.
Most tests are over 99% precise once you’ve missed your period.
- Positive blood pregnancy test. In some cases, your doctor might ask you to come for a blood draw.
Blood tests may detect smaller amounts of hCG than urine tests can, so you may find out that you are pregnant earlier with a blood test than you would with an at-home test.
Third Week Pregnancy Belly
You may be excited to notice something different about your look, but in the third week pregnancy, a belly isn’t really that noticeable.
Before you start eating for two, know that doctors only recommend most women gain three to five pounds total in the first 13 weeks.
So you definitely don’t have license to start indulging yourself in the third week pregnancy period. Moreover,
you shouldn’t do anything different except for eating a healthy diet and to take a daily vitamin.
Your fertilized egg is on a journey through the fallopian tube, dividing and re-dividing into identical cells on the way to the uterus.
An ultrasound now might not detect your baby. That super small fertilized egg is smaller than one grain of salt and is moving.
Can you tell if it is a Boy or girl in the third week pregnancy?
So will your little cell become a girl or a boy? Though it will be months before you can discover for sure, that remarkable determination has been made, believe it or not.
Are you ready for some crash course in biology? The fertilized egg has 46 chromosomes — 23 from the mother, 23 from the father.
The mother always provides an X chromosome, but the father can punch in with either an X or a Y.
If the sperm that fertilizes the egg carries an X, the XX cell will be a girl. If the sperm is Y-bearing, your XY cell will be a boy.
Diet and exercise
At this point of your pregnancy, you should not use alcohol, caffeine, recreational drugs or smoking.
The fetus will take in everything that you do, and you don’t want to cause any damage to the fetal development. You should also avoid certain drugs and foods.
This is when you should start to develop good eating habits. To help the fetus develop, What to Expect,
which is a pregnancy advice website, tells us that you should eat three servings of protein on a daily basis.
This will assist with tissue development. This could be beef, chicken, or tofu. Lean red meat will also help with the iron intake,
which is needed to support the increased blood volume. Add some foods that are rich in vitamin C like oranges to help with iron absorption.
Moreover, folic acid is crucial at this point, just like calcium. Leafy greens like spinach deliver both of these nutrients, which help with bone development and not having any birth defects.
The American Pregnancy Association recommends discussing things with your health care provider before starting or continuing an exercise routine,
but exercise is very crucial at this stage.
Give high priority to your cardiovascular health to keep your heart healthy and strength training to help decrease the potential for lower back pain during the pregnancy.
Pregnancy and sense of smell
Do smells suddenly seem stronger to you than ever? It may be a clue that you are with a baby!
A heightened sense of smell is a very real side effect of pregnancy caused by hormones such as estrogen and hCG,
which magnify every little fragrance (the good, the bad and the ugly) wafting in the air around you.
Whether it’s the food your neighborhood restaurant is cooking up, the garbage on the street corner or your husband’s cologne down the hall,
your keener-than-ever nose might be picking it up.
The downside of your new superpower? It can ramp up your morning sickness even more. If that’s the case, steer clear of the kitchen and local eateries as much as possible,
make friends with the microwave (which tends to cause less of a stink) and open the windows.
You can also try washing clothes more often and switching to unscented toiletries. And don’t be shy about asking your spouse family and friends to clean up after a workout,
go easy on the perfume and brush their teeth after chowing down on that garlicky pasta or onion-loaded burger.
Tips for mom’s partner
Both you and your partner might have worries which begin to surface, even if this was not a sudden pregnancy.
Be open with each other, and talk about your concerns. Ask questions so that she feels you want to be involved in her pregnancy.
Take your time to plan little ways that you can support and surprise her over the next 37 weeks.