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12 January 2017

Your two Week Wait Day by Day

Your two Week Wait Day by Day
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Written by Dr. Deepika Tiwari
Getting Pregnant comes after a two-week wait with anticipation. The ovulation and period tracking might have paid off. Pregnancy symptoms are right on the door

Getting Pregnant comes after a two-week wait with anticipation. The ovulation and period tracking might have paid off. Pregnancy symptoms are right on the door

If you are like most women who are trying to conceive, you probably start to feel pregnant as soon as you ovulate. The sore boobs, the cramps, the mood swings...it can be enough to drive you crazy! And you still have two whole weeks of waiting before you’ll know whether or not you’re actually pregnant.

To help you pass the time during these two insanely long weeks, read this cheat-sheet of exactly what happens the first 14 days past ovulation, and what symptoms you can expect if you really are pregnant! 

Day 1 - Ovulation: Your newly released egg will only survive 24 hours, but hopefully in that time, it will meet a sperm and be fertilized. Only about 300 sperm (out of millions) reach the right tube at about the right time, but only one is needed.

Day 2 – Your fertilized egg is busy dividing.

Day 3 – Vital cell divisions take place as the fertilized egg travels towards implantation.

Day 4 – The embryo is now at the 16 cell stage!

Day 5 – The embryo reaches the blastocyst stage, though it has still not implanted.

Period, Ovulation, Getting Pregnant

Day 6 – Finally, the blastocyst prepares to implant into your uterus lining. This is crucial. If it does not implant correctly, the fertilized egg will simply be flushed out with your next period. It is thought that as much as 50% of pregnancies miscarry before implantation even occurs.

Day 7 – It happened! Your fertilized egg has implanted. Congratulations, you are officially pregnant. A placenta will now begin to develop. This is the earliest that you may experience a small amount of implantation bleeding.

Day 8 – Your fertilized egg will signal its existence to your pituitary gland and switch of your menstrual cycle. Click. Just like that – no periods for the next nine months.

Day 9 – Pregnancy hormones are now being produced. (Though they may be difficult to detect at this point.) Your embryo is less that .5mm long.

Day 10 – More growth. More hormones. Now your breasts may start to hurt. You could have cramps or bloating. It is still very early to be feeling pregnancy symptoms, but some women are especially in tune with their bodies.

Period, Ovulation, Pregnancy Symptoms

Day 11 - Progesterone surges in your body to help your lining thicken. Just to make things more fun, progesterone also plays all sorts of mind-tricks on you, driving you crazy and taunting you to analyze every twinge!

Day 12 – This is usually about the latest that you will experience any implantation bleeding. About 25 percent of women will experience some bleeding in early pregnancy.

Day 13 – The ball of cells is now firmly embedded in your uterus. Most pregnancy tests will pick up on the fact that you are pregnant by this point.

Day 14 – You might feel you have your usual PMS symptoms, but this time they’re actually pregnancy symptoms in full force. Complain about them to your partner with full impunity—you’ve earned it!

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48 Comments

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Yvette
May 23, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
thanks, really helpful
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Isha
May 23, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Lovely article.
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Ammy
June 8, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
please how can i get conceive a male child? i already have 3 beautiful girls.
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Preet
June 27, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
I want baby girl I have already baby boy plz tell how can I baby girl child
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Faraniyas
June 27, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
very useful
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Sarah Oguche
June 27, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
nice one thanks
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Eby
June 27, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Nice one!
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Biju
June 27, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
thanks.
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Kayla
June 28, 2017, 12:26 a.m.
Hoping this happens for me someday soon. I'm trying to be patient and hopeful, but it can get frustrating. Hoping, hoping.
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Jyoti
July 8, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
I have done my iui on 22 June and waiting for result.from last 2 days feeling are similar to period symptom. may I expect for positive result.
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Letchu
July 8, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
counting days rite now...
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Pia
July 9, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
thnx.. very helpful
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jessica garcia
July 12, 2017, 12:41 a.m.
can i lose weight wile pregnat ?
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Kischa
July 13, 2017, 9 a.m.
great article! lots of helpful information.
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Elaine
July 22, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
thank this really gives me a. good understanding of what really happens
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Aurea Espinosa
July 23, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
thanks .it help me alot to understand what the nxt things to do.
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Jade
July 24, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Lovely read, trying to be so patient.
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Neetu
July 24, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
counting days to confirm pregnency
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Mrs
Aug. 5, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
awesome creature of God
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Beata
Aug. 5, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
very usefull :) day 9 for me ;)
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Erica
Aug. 14, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Great Article
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Sanjib Sau
Aug. 16, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
hay
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Chepkoech Mercy
Aug. 16, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
thank you,am in this 2ww...am hoping for the best.
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Marsha Bailey-Williams
Aug. 17, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
thanks I'm now fully aware of the step by step process??
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Ayesha Akram
Aug. 17, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
I hope I also feel the some someday....
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Priya
Aug. 23, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
day 10 for me.. getting cramps nd lower back pain
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Parmeet Kaur
Aug. 24, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
I m also on 2ww......may this time proves happy for me.......
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Neokei Mothetsi
Aug. 24, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Thanks u
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Tamara Smith
Aug. 25, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
So helpful! Thank you. The wait is so hard
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Shakel P. Pitts
Aug. 26, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
thank you this info was do helpful!
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Jennifer Rivera
Aug. 29, 2017, 5:18 a.m.
What if on the waiting time blood comes unexpected and before the actual day??
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Hitesh Suthar
Aug. 29, 2017, 9:42 p.m.
how to get pragent nd 8 month on trying plz tell me
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Lavanya C S
Sept. 1, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
thanks
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Beatriz Cienega
Sept. 3, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
today is my 14 day waiting to see if i am pregnant so i tested yesterday but not my morning urine but today i did it with morning urine and both were negative, does this mean i am not pregnant or should i keep waiting
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Ashwini
Sept. 6, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
can't wait for long now... waiting to know that I am pregnant
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Emily
Sept. 7, 2017, 5:36 a.m.
I have had cramps and a crazy headache for a few days now. normally when I get these symptoms premenstrual I'm spotting with them and this time I'm not. I took an at home test and it said "pregnant" but I'm trying to remain calm because I'm worried it's a false positive... when should I take the ...
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Anamika
Sept. 7, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
all the best all mom there ..2 ww ..is the hardest thing to doo .. hoping for best ??
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Victoria
Sept. 7, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
What will happened if I had a sex in ovulation day but I used pill before sex with him
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Megan Jade Sole
Sept. 10, 2017, 3:26 a.m.
The information is excellent but needs some proof reading for spelling errors. Absolute friendly observation.
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Brownie Peh
Sept. 11, 2017, 12:58 a.m.
Great and patiently awaiting :)
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Melissa Dickens
Sept. 11, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
Very helpful explaining the process.I have two boys already just thought we would 1 more to our mix. I removed my mirena in feb. but we had to stop due to my health but everything turned out ok. But can't wait till this happens for us the wait and calculated is the worst.
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ponnusjyothi
Sept. 19, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
thanks
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ramya
Sept. 20, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
this is really helpful for me I will try make it positive for this month
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chippy nrepan
Sept. 24, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Thank u very much
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Rajyalakshmi
Sept. 25, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
i had spotting for three days followed byI had bleeding for two days. The amount and the characteristics of the bleeding are not like the usual period bleeding. so I assume it's implantation bleeding. now that my bleeding had stopped I feel no other symptom now.can someone tell what it is.
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Ambati Venkataramana
Sept. 29, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
its my 35th day let us see what will happen
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Amanda
Oct. 11, 2017, 3:09 a.m.
going to seem like forever
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Amanda
Oct. 14, 2017, 3:39 a.m.
Disgusts me to see people wanting to know how to get a certain gender child, there a so many people that can't have even one baby be glad you have 3 of the same gender, people are going to feel awful when they wish for one gender and do all kinds of research just to get the sex they didn't want. ...
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