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Week 2 of pregnancy | First Trimester

(counting from the first day of last menstrual period)


The week of conception has finally arrived! On Day 14, ovum and sperm meet to create nature’s little miracle.

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MOM
At this stage your uterus has already shed its lining in the form of your last period and begun preparing a new bed of blood-rich tissue. This tissue is designed to house the growing foetus.  At the moment, an egg is ripening in your ovary – or multiple eggs in the case of multiple births – and the ovary is preparing for release. This is known as ovulation. Some women can actually feel ovulation as a discomfort on the side where it’s taking place. This is referred to as mittleschmerz, meaning “middle pain”.

BABY
Your baby hasn’t been conceived yet…. Just a few more days to go!

DAD
Your main job will take place at the end of this week. If your partner has a regular 28 day cycle, Day 14 is the best day to conceive. However women can ovulate as early as day 6 and as late as day 30. So to insure conception, pinpoint her exact day of ovulation through proper fertility charting, and have intercourse up to three days prior to ovulation and up to three days after. You have our sympathy… it’s such hard work!

Hold on to your belly, because it only gets more exciting from here!

Tip of the Week | be encouraged

Start applying Bio-Oil to your tummy and hips from the moment you find out you're pregnant.

Baby Quote of the Week | be inspired

A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die. Mary Mason

Good Reads | be informed

Baby Sense by Megan Faure and Ann Richardson, covers three of the most common concerns of parents in their baby's first year are: Why is my baby crying? How can I get my baby to sleep well? How can I enhance my baby's development? Your baby's response to his sensory world is the key to having a baby who is happily awake, learning from his world or falling asleep with ease and sleeping peacefully for long stretches.

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Baby Names we Like | be prepared

Girls:
Abigail
Addison
Aimee
Alanis

Boys:
Aaron
Aiden
Alex
Alexander