Here we go mum, let the journey commence. You may not even know you are pregnant at this early stage, although some early pregnancy tests may be able to pick up on an increase in hCG (pregnancy hormone) in your body.
You might be holding out for your period before trying a test, this can seem like forever, but while you are busy waiting, your baby is on its own important journey down the fallopian tube, we’ll take a look in more detail now. Baby After conception, your fertilized egg has started its journey down your fallopian tube towards your womb.
This takes an incredible 3 days where it will hopefully implant into your uterine lining, and it is at this stage that your body will start to produce hCG which is what your home pregnancy test needs to give you a positive reading. Although at this stage baby only resembles a ball of cells, it is already working hard on becoming the cute little baby you will meet in 8 months' time. Mum If you’ve been waiting for a positive test for a while mum then you may be feeling quite anxious at this stage, but in terms of pregnancy symptoms many mums don’t notice anything.
Some however, experience tender breasts or feeling more tired and you may also notice a small amount of bleeding in your knickers which isn’t your period but implantation bleeding.
When the fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus it can sometimes cause a small amount of bleeding, but can be mistaken for a light period, although nothing is definite until you see those lines on the test – good luck!!! If you have been planning your pregnancy then you are likely to already be taking your folic acid, but if not, now is the time to start, to find out more about which vitamins you need, take a look at Top Up Your Vitamins.
This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.