Welcome to Pregnancy Week 2.
Ovulation is the process of releasing an egg from a woman's ovaries. This usually occurs near the end of Pregnancy Week 2 after your last period has started. Your body will be most fertile by the end of this week and will experience many hormonal changes.
After ovulation, you may feel cramps in the lower abdomen. You may also notice a very small rise in body temperature, tiredness, and tender breasts. The vaginal discharge also changes at this point of time.
If the sperm fertilizes the egg as it makes its way down the fallopian tube, then you are likely to get pregnant. The sperm can live within the woman's body for 2-3 days. So, if you have sex twice or thrice towards the later part of this week, there are very good chances of you conceiving! Remember not to get too stressed or obsessed with getting pregnant straight away. It takes normal couples as much as a year of trying before they conceive. Be patient and keep trying!
Forty six chromosomes make up a baby's genetics. However, only two of them known as the sex chromosomes determine the baby's sex. One of them is from the sperm and one of them is from the egg. Eggs have X chromosomes and sperms can have either X or Y chromosomes. If the sperm that fertilizes your egg has an X chromosome, your baby is a girl. If it has a Y chromosome, your baby is a boy.