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Week 1: Your last period

Katie de Klee
All you need to know, what changes to expect, and some great tips for the week ahead.
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5 things to look forward to this week:
1.     The first step on the journey to growing a baby.
2.     Your last period for a while.
3.     Stopping any contraceptives.
4.     Period pains, menstrual mood swings and bloating.
5.     Thinking about baby-making!
 
How your life will change this week:
When a pregnancy is calculated, doctors use the first day of your last period to work out when your baby is due. Nine months are calculated from this day. So technically the first week of your pregnancy is your final period before you fall pregnant.

It will most probably be a totally normal period – whatever that means for you. If you get cramps or heavy bleeding normally, then that is what you can expect this week. If your periods are generally light and fairly painless, that’s what you’ll experience this week.

Studies show that if you are coming off a contraceptive pill and hoping to get pregnant, your body may take a few months for hormone levels to return to normal. That said, many women conceive in their first cycle after coming off the pill as fertility levels are said to be at an all-time high. 

Your baby’s development this week:
Your egg is still in one of your ovaries. It won’t even start its journey down a fallopian tube until next week. And it won’t be fertilised by a sperm until the week after that. At the moment your baby is just a wonderful idea – start getting excited.

This week’s To Do list:
  • Quit smoking and drinking. Your body has to become a temple.
  • Don’t throw away your supply of sanitary towels and panty-liners just yet – you may find you need them in the coming weeks for spotting or vaginal discharge.
  • Talk to your partner openly about your decision to try for a baby. This is a big step and one that should be carefully considered by you and your partner.
If you have 5 minutes… Pregnancy top tip.
Write down the date of the first day of your period – it can help you predict when you’ll be ovulating.

Curious about next week?  
Click here to find out what happens next week… And the week after.

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BabyGroup says…
This article has been checked by Dr Paul Le Roux, Fertility Specialist. A member of the BabyGroup Medical Council.


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STEPHANIE
09 April 2016 09:12

GREAT THANKS TO DR. SAM THAT HELPED SAVED MY MARRIAGE AND HELPED ME GET PREGNANT.

I'm Stephanie Williams from USA, for over 4 years now of my marriage i have been trying to get pregnant, this almost made my husband to divorce me because my mother in-law was planning to get him another girl, i was always crying everyday because my marital life way going down. My mother in-law made my husband believe that i was the cause of us being able to give birth, i was always crying, my heart was broken into pieces. My husband and I have been seeing a fertility specialist. We have done one IUI with no luck. My husband has a sperm count which goes up and down,the doctor has recommended him taking the Proxeed supplement which he is doing over 3 years with no change in the situation my husband who has low sperm count? It just seems to me that if the sperm are unable to fertilize the egg it will not matter how many are produced. I am was so confused until i contacted this powerful spell caster online who I saw a number of testimonies of how he has help so many of them so I sent DR. SAM a mail and I told him all my sorrows and pain he replied me and ask me not to cry any more that he will help, he sent me some instructions and caution, DR. SAM (the spell caster) performed the ritual rights and I bought some items to complete the rights and he told me to have sex with my husband within 2weeks of doing this I felt dizzy and I went to the doctor and it was confirm that I was pregnant thanks to DR. SAM spell temple now am a mother of a bouncing baby boy and joy has been restored to my marital life and am very happy, no more stress from my mother in-law. If any one needs such help don’t wait all life time to get help in getting pregnant contact DR. SAM now on his personal email : miraclefertilitysolutiontempl1@gmail.com or miraclefertilitysolutiontemple@yahoo.com or through his website: http://miraclefertilityso.wix.com/dr-sam
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Who?
STEPHANIE
09 April 2016 09:11

GREAT THANKS TO DR. SAM THAT HELPED SAVED MY MARRIAGE AND HELPED ME GET PREGNANT.

I'm Stephanie Williams from USA, for over 4 years now of my marriage i have been trying to get pregnant, this almost made my husband to divorce me because my mother in-law was planning to get him another girl, i was always crying everyday because my marital life way going down. My mother in-law made my husband believe that i was the cause of us being able to give birth, i was always crying, my heart was broken into pieces. My husband and I have been seeing a fertility specialist. We have done one IUI with no luck. My husband has a sperm count which goes up and down,the doctor has recommended him taking the Proxeed supplement which he is doing over 3 years with no change in the situation my husband who has low sperm count? It just seems to me that if the sperm are unable to fertilize the egg it will not matter how many are produced. I am was so confused until i contacted this powerful spell caster online who I saw a number of testimonies of how he has help so many of them so I sent DR. SAM a mail and I told him all my sorrows and pain he replied me and ask me not to cry any more that he will help, he sent me some instructions and caution, DR. SAM (the spell caster) performed the ritual rights and I bought some items to complete the rights and he told me to have sex with my husband within 2weeks of doing this I felt dizzy and I went to the doctor and it was confirm that I was pregnant thanks to DR. SAM spell temple now am a mother of a bouncing baby boy and joy has been restored to my marital life and am very happy, no more stress from my mother in-law. If any one needs such help don’t wait all life time to get help in getting pregnant contact DR. SAM now on his personal email : miraclefertilitysolutiontempl1@gmail.com or miraclefertilitysolutiontemple@yahoo.com or through his website: http://miraclefertilityso.wix.com/dr-sam
You can also contact him through his mobile: +2348110496031. Contact him now for pregnancy spell and love spell to bring back your ex lover
 
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