Right now, the “fetal age” of your baby is one week old and invisible to the naked eye. See what else is happening during week 3. © Medical-Artist.com
Many women don’t know they’re pregnant at this stage, because there are few symptoms this early and you haven’t missed any periods.
For some, though, ovulation may not have happened on time, while there may be some cramping or spotting during fertilization. This is around the time where your baby’s genetic code is set: 23 chromosomes each from mom and dad.
Even early on, doctors recommend women who are trying to get pregnant should act as if they already are, which means taking prenatal vitamins (generic ones are perfectly fine), plenty of sleep, and folic acid. Be sure to work out with moderate exercise a few times a week.
Read more about week 3.
Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, November 2018