Pregnancy Checklistcheck your pregnancy week by week

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22 May 2019
You are on the 1th week of your pregnancy now!

WEEK 1:
The series of events that occur during your menstrual cycle need to be carefully orchestrated if a pregnancy is to occur. Conception is a bit like a jigsaw puzzle- just one piece missing and the puzzle can’t be completed.
As soon as your period ends, a hormone called Follicle Stimulating Hormone ( FSH) is secreted into your bloodstream by the pituitary gland, a small bean-sized gland that lies just behind your eyes in your brain. This hormone acts in your ovaries, which sit at the end of your fallopian tubes and contain many thousands of eggs. You were born with about three million eggs, but by puberty these will have degenerate to about 400,000. All of these eggs are exposed to FSH, and it is unclear why only a few are recruited to start developing.
The lining of the uterus is perfectly primed for a life to begin. The granules of mucus will provide nutrients for a newly fertilized egg.
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  • An ovulation predictor kit will tell me exactly when I’m ovulating more accurately than the calendar. I’ve bought my ovulation predictor kit and I know how to use it!
  • An appointment with my doctor will give me a chance to talk about my personal health history and anything that might affect my plans to conceive. My appointment is scheduled, and I’ve got a list of questions I want to discuss.
  • I know most couples need at least 3 months of trying to get pregnant, so I’m not holding my breath yet. I don’t need to think about seeing a specialist until I’ve been trying for 6-12 months.
  • I’m not waiting till I get a positive pregnancy test to quit drinking and smoking. Especially during the two weeks after possible conception and before I test, I’m turning down that glass of wine, just to be safe.
  • I’m not letting the “two-week wait” stress me out. I’m starting a fun project or scheduling time with friends to keep me busy and help me relax while I’m waiting to find out if I’m pregnant.
  • I’m aware of any medical conditions I have that might affect my pregnancy. I’ll ask my doctor about any medications I’m taking (for conditions like asthma, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, obesity, thyroid disease, or epilepsy) to make sure they’re safe for pregnancy.
  • I’m having sex frequently — before, during, and after ovulation. (And I’m enjoying it!)
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Keep track of all the things you need to do over the 1 week with this handy checklist
    From prenatal tests to your baby registry to last-minute “me” time, we’ve got you covered. This WEEK-BY-WEEK PREGNANCY CHECKLIST will help keep you on track with all the things you need to learn and do as you prep for baby. Each week, take a look at your tasks, check yes or no, and then connect with other moms whose answers were similar to yours.