2 Weeks Pregnant: Your Journey Begins

Fact Checked Medically reviewed by Tanja Premru-Sršen


Welcome to the second week of your early pregnancy journey, which will be forty weeks long.

2 weeks pregnant is not much different than the first one in the row, at least in the sense that you are still not technically pregnant at 2 weeks pregnant, but the week is calculated according to the due date.

However, that beautiful goal of a positive pregnancy test and a healthy pregnancy is very close, as the body prepares to ovulate during the second week of early pregnancy.

If you are trying to conceive and you are looking to maximize your chances of getting pregnant, the second week of your pregnancy is the perfect time to go the extra mile and pay attention to your body’s fertility signals, as well as spend some quality time with your partner.

What to expect during the second week?

Some subtle changes can be expected during the second week of your pregnancy journey. However, the majority is very likely to be physical and similar to the symptoms of a menstrual period, even though other symptoms are sometimes observed as well.

Some of the most common pregnancy symptoms during 2 weeks pregnant are described below.

Early pregnancy symptoms during week two of pregnancy

You are very likely to feel some early pregnancy-like symptoms during the second week of your pregnancy. Some of the most common physical symptoms during week two of pregnancy often include the following:

Egg white cervical mucus

Before and during ovulation, your cervical mucus is very likely to become clear, thin, and stringy, and its consistency reminds many of the consistency and color of egg whites.

Such a specific consistency helps sperm travel toward the egg to fertilize it, and you are very likely to notice it at week two.

Increased sex drive

A higher libido is one of the most common symptoms of ovulation, and you are likely to feel it during week two. Few days before ovulation and the day of ovulation is the only time of the month a woman can actually get pregnant, which is why your body is instinctively making you want to have more sex.

Better sense of smell

Hormonal changes during ovulation can boost your ability to pick up different scents, which will manifest as a heightened sense of smell or intolerance to certain scents.

Breast soreness or tenderness

Hormone surges associated that happen as side effects of ovulation can also make your breasts feel slightly sore and enlarged.

Light spotting

Around the time of ovulation, which is around week two of pregnancy, you might notice a small reddish, pinkish, or brown spot on your underwear. This is mid-cycle ovulation spotting, and it is pretty standard.

However, if you experience bleeding during two periods, let your doctor or other healthcare provider know, especially if you are actively trying to get pregnant.

Pelvic pain

Mittelschmerz, pelvic pain during ovulation happens when your ovary releases an egg, which can sometimes cause little pain in one side of your abdomen.

What happens to the baby inside?

As previously discussed, there is no embryofetal development in the second week of pregnancy since fertilization has not taken place yet. However, pregnancy is definitely in the works for the women who are trying to conceive, and the body is preparing for it.

What happens to a woman’s body during this point of the menstrual cycle?

During the second week of pregnancy, the body is preparing for the process of ovulation that is about to take place. In the ovary, an egg is maturing and getting ready to get out and start its journey.

The lining of your uterus is getting thicker by day because it is preparing to accept and nourish a new life. At the end of week two, ovulation occurs, and the ovary will release the egg into your fallopian tubes.

Pregnancy Checklist During Two Weeks Pregnant

While you are not technically pregnant during your second week of pregnancy, there are some steps you can take to make sure that the pregnancy happens.

  • Have more intercourse and time it in order to conceive.
    The second week is the perfect time to start trying for a baby, as many call it. You are not actually pregnant at week two, but you are likely in the most fertile part of your monthly menstrual cycle, which makes that time period perfect for trying!
    Make sure to have sex regularly, timing it to your specific menstrual cycle to maximize your likelihood of getting pregnant).
  • Consider using an ovulation test.
    This point is connected to the first one and equally important. If you regularly track your menstrual cycle you will be able to calculate your fertility window which starts five days before ovulation and ends 24 hours after ovulation.If you are having trouble knowing what that time is, consider taking an ovulation test that will show whether you are ovulating or not..If you are still having trouble with this part of the journey, speak to your doctor, who will be able to help you calculate the most fertile time of your cycle.
  • Relax and take care of yourself and your body.
    Trying to get pregnant is an important life decision, but it will be much more fun if you relax and enjoy the process with your partner. Stress could also reduce your likelihood of getting pregnant as quickly, which is the opposite of the result you are trying to achieve.If you are trying to conceive, incorporate relaxing habits and routines into your life, such as yoga, reading, taking baths, drinking calming teas, watching shows you love, spending time with your partner.Make sure you are taking care of your body physically as well; drink a lot of water, eat healthily, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, and get regular moderate exercise.
  • Keep taking 400 µg folic acid daily.
    Taking 400 µg folic acid daily that has been started in week one should be continued in week two.