The first week of pregnancy is officially counted from the first day of your last period. So, when you’re one week pregnant, you haven’t even conceived yet! What happens to your body during this stage and when will your egg actually be fertilized?
The Pregnancy Symptoms Calendar
Exploring each of the pregnancy weeks
Pregnancy is a time of rapid physical change - both for your body and your growing baby - it can be hard to keep up with the stages of pregnancy week by week. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Welcome to our handy calendar, where we’ll give you information on symptoms and your baby’s development, as well as helpful tips and checklists each week from the very first week of pregnancy through to when you’re finally ready to deliver.
Created by moms, for moms, we explain the different stages of pregnancy week by week and make sense of the doctor speak!
Simply click on any of the weeks below and we’ll do our very best to tell you all you need to know about pregnancy at that stage.
Am I pregnant yet? The 2nd week of your official pregnancy is usually your fertile window. It’s characterized by your attempts to conceive and then by the long wait to take the test. By the end of pregnancy week 2 you might just be lucky! What’s happening to your body and your baby?
By pregnancy week 3, the sperm will actually have fertilized your egg and things will start to get real! What is happening to your little embryo? And when will the first pregnancy symptoms kick in?
In pregnancy week 4, you may start to experience some of the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. The embryo is embedding in your uterus and the pregnancy hormones are running wild? Read more about pregnancy symptoms and fetal developments as you reach the end of the first month of pregnancy.
Tingling breasts? Morning sickness? Feeling tired all the time for no reason? Yep, these are all symptoms that often kick in around pregnancy week 5. You’re one month pregnant already and there are huge changes going on for you and your baby. Read more about the symptoms and developments here.
At six weeks pregnant, it’s really important that you’re looking after yourself (because looking after your body is looking after your baby!). There is still a risk of miscarriage – do you know the symptoms to look out for? Have you thought about seeing an obstetrician to check on your pregnancy health?
At 7 weeks pregnant your baby will start to look less like a tadpole and more like a baby – even though he or she is only the size of a blueberry! You won’t be ‘showing’ yet, but y you may start to gain some weight. What are the symptoms and developments and how can you make sure you’re looking after yourself?
AT the end of pregnancy week 8, you’ll officially be two months pregnant! Your baby is still only tiny but is almost completely formed – right down to the fingers and toes. Read more about the symptoms and developments at this stage of pregnancy here.