Congratulations on your new motherhood! Are you wondering when did you exactly conceive? If you have a regular 28-day menstrual cycle, you ovulated exactly about 14 days after the day when you started menstruating. At this time, an egg was released by your ovaries that made its way to the fallopian tube.
Shortly after reaching the tubes, it combined with the sperm of your partner and fertilized and implanted in your uterus or the womb.
Pregnancy is like a cycle in which every change occurs stepwise. A month after conceiving a baby, your body might be in a different condition. To learn about what will happen by the time you are one-month pregnant, keep reading.
What Happens To The Baby
During the first and the second weeks, your baby can be considered as a glimmer in the eye. At this time, the doctors are busy calculating when the conception exactly occurred and for this purpose, your due date since the beginning of the last menstrual cycle is calculated. By the third week, the baby is said to be about the size of a head pin.
It is yet to be looked anything like a baby or fetus, but only a cluster of cells that is rapidly growing. The outer layer becomes the placenta and the inner layer forms the embryo. By the end of one month, the embryo is finally able to start burrowing in you uterus lining, undergoing the process called implantation.
A primitive face might form with dark circles designated for eyes. At the same time, throat, lower jaw and the mouth start forming. Blood cells start taking shape and circulation starts to begin.
Size Of The Baby
At one-month pregnancy, the embryo is about 0.4 inches or only a centimetre in size. This is roughly equal to a blueberry. Development of the baby just begins during this month but his tiny heart already starts to beat.
It is, in fact, the stage where three different layers begin forming in the embryo from which the skin and organs would develop in the future.
Ultrasound At One Month
Ultrasound report for one-month pregnancy will not show much. It will only show a small circle in the middle of the sonogram. This circle is known as a gestational sack and the cells who make it up soon start to specialize.
Some of these cells will form placenta while others gradually start forming the amniotic sac with fluid to protect the baby. Other cells form other organs but it is a long, long way to reach there.
What Happens To Mom-to-be
Your body will not undergo any specific changes until it reaches 4 weeks or one month of pregnancy. By the end of the first month, you must normally be expecting your period, but it will not occur if you have already conceived.
During one-month pregnancy, you might also notice light spotting. Do not panic as it is completely normal and occurs when the newly-formed embryo starts implanting itself in the lining of your uterus. You might not be able to feel anything physically, but this is the time when your uterus will be forming a placenta to derive nutrition from your body.
Following are a few signs that one-month pregnant females may experience:
- Swollen Breasts
This happens as the body starts prepping itself for breastfeeding in future.
It is common to feel tired during the first month of pregnancy. This usually starts diminishing as soon as you enter the third month.
- Sensitivity To Smell
Increase in the intensity to smell everywhere might be because you have reached one month. This is usually considered as a protective mechanism for mothers to stop them from consuming gone-off food items.
- Metallic Taste
There is no scientific explanation so as to why this occurs, but is commonly experienced by one-month pregnant females.