Welcome to Week 1 of Your Pregnancy!
What’s Happening During This Week?
During this first week of your pregnancy you are not really pregnant yet. This week is when you have your period and is actually pre-ovulation. During week one, your period, or menstruation, is when the shedding of the lining of the endometrium ( the uterine lining) takes place. Menstruation is also known as ‘menses’. All female humans have regular periods during their reproductive years.
A period is a bleed from the womb or uterus that is released through the vagina. Most women have a period approximately every 28 days. However, some women may have a 21-day cycle while others have a 35-day cycle. A period is part of a woman’s menstrual cycle and can last from 3 to 7 days, as all women are different. Your breasts may be tender and you may feel on edge and hormonal.
During this time, many other cyclic changes are occurring within the ovaries and endometrium as a result of the influence of pituitary gonadotropic follicle stimulating hormone known as FSH and luteinizing hormone known as LH.
At this pre fertilization stage it is a good idea to think about immunities, current and past health issues, family history, medications, lifestyle and vitamins.
If you have a specific question in regards to your cycle don’t hesitate to post in the comments below, we would be happy to answer your questions.
Until next time, thanks for watching / reading.