- Welcome to your miraculous, amazing
and incredible journey through pregnancy,
which believe it or not
officially begins this week
even though you are still about two weeks out
from actually becoming pregnant.
Wondering why it's called week one even
though it's T minus two weeks before conception?
It's because your body's already
busy prepping for your soon-to-be pregnancy.
Right now all hands are on deck gearing up for ovulation.
The first step toward making a baby,
but before you ovulate your uterus has to shed
its endometrium, the lining that was built up
from last month's menstrual cycle.
That's why you're having your period now.
Woo-hoo! Your last one for at least nine months.
Now that's something to look forward to.
It may seem pretty strange that your pregnancy is dated
from the first day of your period
but it really isn't that strange at all.
After all it's pretty hard to pinpoint
the exact day when egg and sperm meet.
So your doctor sets the starting line of your
40 week pregnancy on your LMP,
or the first day of the last period you had
before you conceived.
The benefit to this dating system?
You get a pregnancy head start clocking
in a full two of your 40 weeks
before you're even expecting
and before you're nauseous
and gassy and bloated and swollen.
Buckle up you're in for a wild and wonderful ride.
It's called pregnancy.