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Your pregnancy - Week 1

Congratulations, you're pregnant. Er, actually, you’re not just yet. 

As if becoming a parent wasn’t emotional and confusing enough we measure pregnancy in an unusual way. It’s 40 (or so) weeks, around 9 months and week one is actually before you’re pregnant. 

Your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period because it’s hard to work out exactly when the egg met the sperm and got their baby on. The point you conceive is around 2-3 weeks after the first day of your last period (so usually a week or so after you stop bleeding). 

What’s my body doing? 

It’s getting ready to house your baby if one arrives. You can help by taking folic acid, cutting out alcohol and generally doing all the things we know we should do for our wellbeing, like exercise and a balanced diet. Yeh, we know those bourbons are good but maybe not the whole packet in one go? 

You’re not actually pregnant yet so you won’t have symptoms but some people start to feel differently in weeks 3-4, watch out for achy boobs and bloating.

What was your earliest pregnancy symptom? 

Read: Your pregnancy - week 2 

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