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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.

To-do:


> 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

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