Pregnancy Week 2

Read about how your baby's journey begins in week two including ovulation and fertilization.

Your Developing Baby

There's no fetus kicking around inside you, but you're ovulating, which is the best time for one to be conceived. Your egg is patiently waiting for a strong swimmer sperm to fertilize it.

What My Baby Looks Like

How Big Is Baby This Week?

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Sperm Meets Egg: Weeks 1 to 3 of Pregnancy
Sperm Meets Egg: Weeks 1 to 3 of Pregnancy

Something magical is about to happen! Watch as the ovulation process occurs, and then millions of sperm swim upstream on a quest to fertilize an egg.

Your Changing Body

Most tests can't determine whether or not you're pregnant just yet. We bet the suspense is killing you! Your body ramps up its production of progesterone to prepare for a baby and is hard at work making sure your little guy or girl can grow.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

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Everything in Pregnancy Week 2

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 2

Your Baby

Your Body

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  • Getting Proof of Pregnancy

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Your Self

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  • Reacting to Your Pregnancy

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Diet & Exercise

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  • Dealing with Epilepsy

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  • The Importance of Folic Acid

    Are you taking folic acid? If not -- be sure to start now. Here's why.

Q & A