2 Weeks Pregnant - Weekly Pregnancy Symptoms

During Week 2 You Will Become Fertile and Will Likely Conceive

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It’s already week 2, and your window of fertility is fast approaching. This is a good time to become aware of signs indicative of optimum fertility. The tried and true best way to conceive is to have sex regularly. Although you should be aware of when you are most fertile, do not over think the process. Sex is and should remain fun for you and your partner, so don’t allow this special time to become clinical.

Pregnancy 2 weeks pregnant female reproductive organs


Your fallopian tube contracts and releases to draw a mature egg into the tube for its journey to the uterus.

The mature egg breaks through the ovary and enters the fallopian tube. Once in the fallopian tube it will meet sperm and become fertilized.

The uterus lining is stimulated and thickens from the hormone progesterone which is produced by the mature egg.

So, back to what you should look for. Ovulation, and your most fertile period, can be marked by your cervical secretions. In the days before ovulation, they will start off moist and sticky and become wetter and stretchy at your most fertile time. You can test this by feeling some of the cervical mucus with your fingers. At your most fertile period, you will notice that you can stretch the mucus out, which is indicative that you are about to ovulate. Keep in mind that sperm can survive in the vagina and uterus for up to 5 days (as stated in the section on Conception). Your hormone level is rising which may positively affect your libido, so again, relax and enjoy regular sex with your partner.

Yes! Enjoy sex with your partner during this process! There is a theory that the female orgasm is an evolutionary device designed to convey semen into the cervix as the uterus contracts. If a woman has an orgasm at the same time or after her partner, she will retain more semen than if she climaxes before or not at all. Also, if your partner ejaculates regularly, this will promote the production of quality sperm. How you have sex can also help conception. Positions that maximize penetration, since the sperm is deposited as close to the cervix as possible, may also aid conception. Similarly, lying on your back 15-20 minutes prior to sex with your legs in the air will aid gravity, and possibly conception. Remember, enjoy sex! If you are too hell bent on conception, your partner may feel like a sperm bank instead of your lover which may have an adverse effect on his willingness and possibly his ability to have sex. So relax, and enjoy.

If you are stopping the use of contraceptives such as the pill, IUD, Implants or IUS, your chances of conception are not adversely affected. If you stop receiving contraceptive injections, irregular bleeding can continue for months and you may not be able to conceive for several months. Conception might not happen in this first menstrual cycle, so don’t be disappointed. It is normal for the process to take some time. Even young women at the peak of their fertility have a 50/50 chance of conceiving. It is not unusual to try for 6-12 months without success, but if it takes any longer you may want to consult your doctor.

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