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Your Pregnancy Weekly Guide:
There's no baby yet, but your body is preparing for ovulation and, ultimately, conception. Conception typically occurs two weeks after your period starts. Even while you're menstruating, your body is getting ready for pregnancy.
So, your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period because it is much harder to pinpoint the exact day you conceived.
Growing a baby from a single cell into a healthy newborn draws tremendous energy, nutrients, and resources from your body. A healthy diet can help you maintain your energy. At 2 weeks pregnant:
From the moment your baby is conceived, your diet determines if the building blocks of good nutrition will be there when your baby needs them. However, every organ and cell has its own schedule, which is why you should eat healthy, nutritious meals before and throughout your pregnancy.
Prenatal multivitamins offer a great way to ensure that you're getting the vitamins and minerals you and your baby will need. Though similar to adult multivitamins, prenatal multivitamins often contain adjusted levels of vitamins and minerals, such as folic acid and iron, to meet the special needs of pregnant women. Talk with your physician or OB/GYN about prenatal multivitamins.
Your egg, after it is released during ovulation, must be fertilized within 12 to 24 hours. If your ovaries produce more than one egg, this can result in fraternal (nonidentical) twins, triplets, or more, if multiple eggs are fertilized.
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