Your Pregnancy: Week 3
Sperm met egg, and voila — you've made a baby! Conception just happened a few days ago, so there probably hasn't been time for you to miss a period yet. If your little embryo has already made it to his new home, you may see a bit of spotting as the fertilized egg burrows into the wall of your uterus.
> TOOL: Due date calculator
> How are the weeks of pregnancy counted?
> Is it implantation bleeding?
> See all first trimester Q&As
Baby's now the size of a poppyseed!
Your now-fertilized (yay!) egg is on a journey through a fallopian tube, dividing and re-dividing into identical cells on its way to your uterus.
> Take a pregnancy test
> Schedule first prenatal checkup
> Tell your partner
> Go to your checklist [ tip ] Ask for a free sample of whatever prenatal vitamin your doctor recommends. Better figure out if you're able to keep one down before buying an enormous bottle.
> Chat with other moms-to-be who share your due date
All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department