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3 Weeks Pregnant: New Conception

“My healthy and responsive body grows my healthy child.”

If you are reading this page, we will assume you are actively trying to get pregnant. Let’s begin with an intention to create a healthy body fully ready to receive and grow an already-loved baby! That may mean drinking pure water, skipping alcohol, and going to bed at a reasonable time.

The third week of pregnancy starts two weeks after the beginning of your last period. The ovum (egg) is ripe and fertilized. At the end of the third week of gestation, you have actually been pregnant for just one week.

To mark the weeks of pregnancy, the first day of your last period — not the date of ovulation, fertilization, sex or insemination. This means that the measure for the first two weeks of pregnancy starts before you got pregnant! Talk about quantum thinking!

Spinning Babies® Activity of the Week

Let’s get walking! Start soon to incorporate daily movement — specifically walking. Work your way up to walking three miles a day. This movement keeps some of your pelvic joints more balanced as baby grows. Why does this matter? When your pelvis is balanced (including pelvic ligaments, fascia, and muscles), the baby has room to grow and move into the best position possible for childbirth.

Your Baby This Week

Your baby is about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Your baby is a traveler, moving down the fallopian tube toward the uterus. Fertilization brings a shiny new set of chromosomes to make the egg into a zygote. The cells divide and make a liquid-filled ball called a morula. By the end of this week, the egg leaves the fallopian tube, enters the uterus, and officially becomes an embryo.

You This Week

Even though most physical signs of pregnancy come later, a few people experience a sudden awareness of pregnancy. Ovulation itself can cause mild cramping and increased vaginal discharge. You may start to notice a shift in the type and abundance of vaginal mucus. Some pregnancies have a small and normal amount of implantation bleeding at the end of this week, or in the next few weeks.

Weekly Affirmation

Affirmations are short, powerful statements that can affect your conscious thoughts. Close your eyes, breathe deeply and slowly, and repeat the following to yourself each day throughout the next week. Fill yourself with breath and feel the joy:

 

“My healthy and responsive body grows my healthy child.”
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