According to the Bills, your first week of pregnancy begins the first day of your last menstrual period, while you are not actually pregnant yet. The reason behind this discrepancy in the calculation is simple: is difficult to determine the exact moment of fertilization, so the more accurate reference point is the beginning of your menstrual cycle.
This date is important in many ways, because from there accounts 40 weeks that officially lasts a pregnancy. You can use this formula to calculate the likely birth date or this pregnancy calculator to find out when your baby born (in English).
How to prepare your body for pregnancy
During the first week of pregnancy, your body starts the cycle that will result in your baby. At this time your uterus is discarding the coating and the ovum not used last month to start a new cycle. Soon a new egg will go through your fallopian tubes in search of adequate sperm.
With each menstrual cycle, you have a 25% chance of getting pregnant.
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What should you do to take care of your pregnancy?
Optimum health before becoming pregnant women is vital for a healthy pregnancy. If you are trying to get pregnant, here are the steps you must take:
- First swimming, visit your doctor to start prenatal care. You can ensure that your health is in good condition and you can load a pregnancy successfully.
- Avoid drinking alcohol
- Take folic acid, at least 400 micrograms per day. The consumption of folic acid before you get pregnant helps prevent NTDS, such as spina bifida malformations. You can find folic acid in dietary supplements on their own or as part of prenatal vitamins, as well as natural sources in your diet (on this subject, I recommend you to read your pregnancy diet: the nutrients you need and cereals which have all the folic acid you need in a day? ))