3 Weeks Pregnant
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Your Baby at 3 WeeksSize: 0.01 inches (0.25 mm)
Weight: Still too small to weigh
This is a big moment for you, your partner, and for your baby-to-be! Sperm met egg and new life has been created! Your embryo doesn't resemble anything recognizable; right now it is just a group of cells rapidly growing, multiplying, and forming the foundation for your baby.
Remember that the first week of pregnancy is generally counted as the first date of your last period; ovulation generally occurs within two weeks.
Mom at 3 Weeks PregnantIt is much too early for you to know that you are pregnant. You haven't yet missed your period and while your body is definitely hard at work to prepare for the task of growing new life within you, you are unlikely to feel any changes just yet!
If you have been trying to conceive then you may be tempted to rush out to buy pregnancy tests by the dozens. Save your money, for now however. The levels of hormones that pregnancy tests detect are still entirely way too low in your body for detection. Be patient!
When should you start testing for pregnancy? You want to know as early as possible, but when is that? Use the pregnancy test timing calculator to help you decide when to take your first home pregnancy test.
It is much too early to expect to experience pregnancy symptoms. In the days after ovulation you may feel an ache or other feelings of tenderness around your ovaries; the tenderness might be primarily located on one side.
If you aren't already, then now is a good time to start taking a folic acid supplement or prenatal vitamins that contain folic acid and all of the other vitamins that an expecting body needs.
You should not expect to see any changes on the scale this week. Now is the time to modify your eating and workout habits for the better. Getting into a healthier eating and workout routine now can prove to be incredibly beneficial for both you and your baby-to-be. Talk to your doctor about any recommended lifestyle changes in order to ensure that you are providing your baby with the healthiest possible home for the next 9 months.
The healthier you are, the easier your pregnancy will be on you and the healthier your baby will be!
Be patient. If you want to be pregnant or even if you just fear that you might be, this week just means waiting. Because it's too early for a pregnancy test to show those loved (or feared) two pink lines all you can do is wait for the days to tick by before you can know for sure.