Week 3 – 1st day
Does something already happen inside the womb? In fact, a lot! At that moment, his future baby is a tiny ball made up of hundreds of cells that multiply frantically.
When that ball of cells (called a blastocyst) sits in your uterus, the part of it that will turn into the placenta will begin to produce the pregnancy hormone (human chorionic gonadotrophin, hCG). See details in the figure.
Week 3 – 2nd day
Collection and Pregnancy
Carrying a baby on the belly presses the muscles, ligaments, veins and other tissues inside your body, so it is not surprising that you become uncomfortable. Most of these pains improve if you change positions or find a way to relax. However, if there are other symptoms such as fever, bleeding, chills, vomiting and pain when urinating, it may be a sign of a more serious problem, and you should seek medical advice immediately.
Week 3 – 3rd day
Sonecas and Cochilos
At the very beginning of pregnancy, you are likely to sleep through the day. The sudden need for a nap is caused by an increase in progesterone levels, a normal phenomenon in pregnancy.
This female hormone helps control your reproductive cycle. The presence of progesterone can turn a normal day of work into a true marathon. You may be so exhausted that you think you are about to get the flu.
The paradox is that although progesterone makes you drowsy during the day. At night it disrupts your sleep which in turn makes you even more sleepy the next day. Unfortunately, there is not much going for this vicious circle.
The way to do it is to rest as much as you can. Even if you do not sleep, and take every opportunity to take that long-awaited afternoon nap.
Week 3 – 4th day
The first trimester is the ideal time for you to get used to sleeping on the left side. This position improves the flow of blood and nutrients to the baby and uterus, as well as helping the kidneys get rid of the toxins and fluid that accumulate in the body.
The faster you get used to sleeping in this position, the better you will rest when your belly starts to grow. Your aching breasts can make it difficult for you to find a good sleeping position, especially if you are used to lying on your stomach. Sleeping with a comfortable bra can bring some relief.
Week 3 – 5th day
Iodine, an essential micronutrient present in foods such as milk, egg, cheese and cod. Contributes to the maturation of the baby’s nervous system and its proper development.
Fill the refrigerator with healthy foods and keep an eye on your food. Dark green leafy vegetables, oranges, whole grains, legumes, yeast and meats are some of the foods rich in folic acid and iron. Although you are not yet “eating for two,” it is good to get your body accustomed to the nutrients that will be essential for a healthy pregnancy.
Week 3 – 6th day
If you are taking folic acid, congratulations! It is scientifically proven that folic acid (a B-complex vitamin present in spinach, asparagus, broccoli, dark green leafy vegetables, liver, citrus fruits and egg yolk).
Decreases the incidence of malformations in the baby, such as spina bifida, the cleft lip and the cleft palate. Also remember to take daily walks. Exercises that strengthen the muscles of the legs, abdomen and pelvis are preparatory to labor.
Week 3 – 7th day
Have the habit of drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day. Even if you also consume other types of non-alcoholic drinks! And when you feel tired, avoid caffeine-based drinks to make that “awake” because they actually contribute to dehydrating you and you will only end up feeling more exhausted later.
In place of coffee or iced tea to wake up, try a glass of water with a slice of lemon in it, a lemonade or a refreshing coconut water (natural or industrialized).
What can you plan for this week?
The exercise is important during pregnancy however, before proceeding with your physical activity, talk to your doctor. In many cases, it is recommended to continue the physical plan or make slight changes.
As your baby relies on you to get all the nutrients you need to grow, try to avoid alcohol , illegal drugs, certain medications, certain foods , caffeine, and smoking .
Feeding is another key aspect of pregnancy. The folic acid and other nutrients and vitamins are very important for the baby’s growth and a healthy pregnancy. Follow a balanced and varied diet rich in calcium and protein, also essential for embryonic development.
Tips for your partner
For you and your partner begins a new journey, full of doubts, even if this is a planned pregnancy. Be frank with one another and share your fears and longings.
Ask questions so your partner feels they are involved with the pregnancy. You may need to make some adjustments to your activities and your lifestyle. You may still not feel ready to receive a baby but it is important that you use this time to adapt to the changes that are coming.
Family physician or obstetrician?
Choosing the health care provider who will follow you through the pregnancy is an essential step for them to feel supported. Having a professional who can appeal to clarify any doubts that may arise over time conveys a great sense of security.
The family doctor provides all common medical services because of his training in primary health care, maternal care and pediatric care. If there is an occurrence that requires follow-up by a specialist, it will be the family doctor to make this referral to the hospital / maternity.
The obstetrician gynecologist is a professional specialized in the general reproductive health of women, with the necessary training to deal with all the medical aspects that may be required by gestation.
The fact that the obstetrician can be present in labor , can condition the choice by the couple based on the trust that is established during the pregnancy and that is so important at the time of delivery.
3 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms
It’s never too early to start thinking about how your habits and behavior influence your baby’s growth! It should eliminate, or at least reduce, the consumption of some harmful substances such as tobacco , alcohol and caffeine.
The pregnancy can be confirmed from the first day of missed period, which corresponds to about two weeks after conception. Through specific pregnancy tests sold in pharmacies.
It is advisable to take the pregnancy test in the morning upon waking or after having been at least 4 hours without urinating to ensure sufficient presence of the hormones, the dose of which determines whether the result is positive or negative.
Pregnancy Week by week
- 1 Week Pregnant: Early signs of pregnancy
- 2 Weeks Pregnant: Sign, Symptoms, Discharge
- 3 Weeks Pregnant: Sign and Test
- 4 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound
- 5 Weeks Pregnant: Belly and Cramping
- 6 Weeks Pregnant: Don’t be afraid of miscarriage
- 7 Weeks Pregnant: Development
- 8 Weeks Pregnant: Bleeding
- 9 Weeks Pregnant: Twins?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant: Fetus
- 11 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus
- 12 Weeks Pregnant: Ultrasound Gender
- 13 Weeks Pregnant: Scan
- 14 Weeks Pregnant: Baby moves
- 15 Weeks Pregnant: Can baby hear in the womb?
- 16 Weeks Pregnant: Baby movement
- 17 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal Development
- 18 Weeks Pregnant: Morphological Ultrasound
- 19 Weeks Pregnant: Weight gain during pregnancy
- 20 Weeks Pregnant: Uterus positions
- 21 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal weight
- 22 Weeks Pregnant: Baby size
- 23 Weeks Pregnant: Fetal movement feel like
- 24 Weeks Pregnant: Position of Baby
- 25 Weeks Pregnant: Sleeping position
- 26 Weeks Pregnant: Food and fruits
- 27 Weeks Pregnant: Trimester
- 28 Weeks Pregnant: Baby position in the womb
- 29 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms not to ignore
- 30 Weeks Pregnant: Average weight of fetus?
- 31 Weeks Pregnant: How many month i am?
- 32 Weeks Pregnant: How big is baby?
- 33 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 34 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 35 Weeks Pregnant: Is how many months?
- 36 Weeks Pregnant: Is it safe to deliver?
- 37 Weeks Pregnant: What are the chances of giving birth?
- 38 Weeks Pregnant: Signs of labor
- 39 Weeks Pregnant: Considered a Term Baby
- 40 Weeks Pregnant: Contractions in Labor