Overview of that week
In the second week, you are probably still not pregnant yet. The ovulation cycle is different for every woman but averages around the 14th day. So, depending on if your menstrual cycle is short, you still have the chance of becoming pregnant this week (although it is pretty less). If not this week, you’ll probably conceive within the next week.
Your ovaries will release once and occasionally two eggs during the ovulating week. Once your egg is fertilized during that week, only then your baby’s growth and development can be approximately estimated for every week. Currently, your body is gearing up to release a healthy egg into the fallopian tube.
Body changes in mother
Despite the fact that on average, ovulation occurs on the fourteenth day of the menstrual cycle, each woman experiences ovulation on a different day. There are many ways to calculate the ovulation cycle. An ovulation test is the most reliable technique to determine when you are most fertile. You may also use period tracking apps or an ovulation calendar.
The egg only remains viable for 12 to 24 hours after it is released. Therefore, to increase your chances of becoming pregnant, take notice of the very fertile window if you’re attempting to become pregnant. Start having regular intercourse, approximately six days, or five days before ovulation and the day of it.
You might notice that during ovulation, your discharge is wet and slippery than usual which is the consistency of a raw egg white. You might also have mild crampings during your ovulation if it starts early by the end of this week.
Increase in libido:
Your inclination towards sexual activities might also increase naturally during ovulation.
Heightened sense of smell:
You might feel that your sense of smell is particularly strong and heightened during this week.
Increase in body temperature:
During ovulation, you will have a slight increase in your basal body temperature compared to normal temperature levels after your period.
What should you do and don’t
- Start having regular intercourse without protection by the end of this week with enough rest days in between.
- Prenatal vitamins along with folic acid supplements are recommended as soon as you begin trying for pregnancy. Take recommendations from your doctor for any supplements that might be necessary for you.
- Avoid narcotic substances, alcohol, and tobacco since it affects pregnancy.
- Reduce the amount of caffeine intake.
- Along with all the vitamins, increasing your intake of dairy and protein that boost the calcium and iron are incredibly necessary to prepare the mother’s body.
- In order to keep your body healthy, add regular workouts in your day to day routine.