What’s Happening Inside
Your uterus is now preparing a new bed of blood-rich tissue, after shedding its lining through your period. Towards the end of this week, one of the eggs in your ovaries is likely to have reached full maturity. Ovulation occurs as the egg emerges out of its follicle under the influence of hormones. If it meets a sperm, you may become pregnant!
Still, nothing unusual will happen in your body as you are still not pregnant. However, some signs of ovulating may include: lower abdominal pain, feeling slightly hotter when you wake up (this is due to the increase in your basal body temperature), and cervical mucus.
A Matter of Fact
Being stressed can affect your ability to conceive. Take a breather, go for a short getaway, or learn to meditate. Don’t be afraid to seek help from others if you need to.
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A quote for mummy-to-be
“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and undoubtedly inhabited” ~ Anne Buchanan & Debra Klingsporn
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This is part of our New Age Parents Week By Week Pregnancy Guide! This article was first published in New Age Pregnancy.
With this guide, we hope it will help to give you some reassurance and shed some light on the changes you will come to experience for the next 40 weeks. Now, let the countdown begin.
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind the information provided in this guide is just an approximate gauge for your pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact your gynaecologist.
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