Everything that happens during pregnancy week 3

Updated: Nov 22, 2021


Your baby’s development begins this week. However, you have to keep in mind that you may not know you’re actually pregnant until the fourth, fifth or sixth week of your journey.

Fertilization is the first step of a baby’s development process. During this week, your fertilized egg develops from a one cell zygote to a ball of cells that are known as blastocyst.

As the foetus grows from a zygote to a blastocyst, it measures 0.1 mm - 0.2 mm. It’s the size of the head of a pin.



Symptoms


Well, regardless of the fact that there is a lot happening in your body, you may not experience a lot of symptoms during this week. Possible symptoms include:


1. Spotting


As the early pregnancy finds a spot to attach on the uterine wall, it burrows in and this can cause spotting or bleeding. Not every pregnant woman experiences this symptom.


2. Mood Swings


During this week, you may experience emotional symptoms. As you contemplate on the journey, you may feel happy and anxious at the same time. Perhaps you might go back and forth with your emotions but it’s completely normal because your body is still adjusting. Also, during this time, you will be waiting to take a pregnancy test so expect feelings of nervousness. Visit Jacaranda Maternity at Umoja branch (Wallet Centre, opposite Shujaa Mall) or Kahawa West branch (Kamiti road, Kiamumbi, Chief’s stage) for a free pregnancy test

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