Pregnancy Symptoms Week 3 | 3 Weeks Pregnant | Signs of Pregnancy at 3 Weeks


Congratulations, you’ve conceived! A tiny Zygote is rapidly multiplying to become a blastocyst while finding its way to the uterus to implant itself for the next 9 months. So, what does this do to you? Let’s find out:

Baby Development:

Your baby has yet to be conceived.

week 3 baby development

When sperm and egg meet, they form a single-celled fertilized egg called a zygote. The zygote then divides rapidly while making its way through the fallopian tube toward the uterus. The zygote then becomes a hollow ball of cells called a blastocyst. This may surprise you, but your child’s sex and inherited genetic characteristics are already determined at the moment of conception. The soon to be fetus at week 3 called Zygote has 46 chromosomes—23 from you, 23 from your partner. These chromosomes are the building blocks for your baby as it develops.

Body Changes

3 weeks pregnant belly isn't a thing. At three weeks pregnant, you won't be noticing any body changes, in fact, you haven't missed your period yet! Body changes aren't significant while being 1 to 3 weeks pregnant. Few common changes are soreness of breasts, elevated basal body temperature, exhaustion, and loss of appetite.

Pregnancy Symptoms Week 3:

You may also notice any one of the general symptoms of being 2 to 3 weeks pregnant like unusual tiredness, frequent urination, etc. Many women note changes in their breasts soon after conceiving. They may tingling sensation in your nipples, nipples appear darker and veins become prominently noticeable.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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Other pregnancy signs week 3 are:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 3.
  1. Increased cravings
  2. Mild cramping
  3. A heightened sense of smell
  4. Elevated basal body temperature
  5. Spotting
  6. Fatigue
  7. Metallic taste
  8. A surge in hormones may cause 3 weeks pregnant symptoms and signs like mood swings, dizziness and constipation. Consult your doctor to safely alleviate them.

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

Pregnancy will bring out all kinds of emotions and staying stress-free is the key at this stage. Cope with stress using meditation. Limit caffeine intake and stop all alcohol consumptions. Avoid consuming raw meat like Sushi or things that contain high levels of mercury like canned Tuna. Take your prenatal vitamins and consult your doctor on increasing folic acid intake. Women who often opt for hair colouring treatments, it's time to stay away from harsh chemicals touching your scalp. If you are taking medications of any kind, consult your doctor.

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