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Guide to Being One Week Pregnant


What You Might Be Feeling
When you're one week pregnant, you'll likely feel however you normally do during your period.
When you're one week pregnant, you'll likely feel however you normally do during your period.
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It's pretty easy to tell if your one-week, not-quite pregnant: You have your period.

At week one of your pregnancy (which is really only "pregnant" in retrospect, because your 40 weeks are calculated as starting the first day of your last period), the symptoms you may experience are the symptoms you experience when you menstruate. That may include cramps, cravings, headaches or nothing at all -- any of the stuff you normally feel at that time of the month.

How can your pregnancy technically start when you're still having your period? It's about what's going on at that stage of your cycle …