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Guide to Being Two Weeks Pregnant


Don't Worry If...
Live it up and enjoy that one last gob of cookie dough before pregnancy really begins.
Live it up and enjoy that one last gob of cookie dough before pregnancy really begins.
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At week two of pregnancy, there are (at least) a couple of things you may be tempted to worry about that aren't really worth the stress at this point.

First, you may not conceive on the first try -- or the second, third or fourth. This is not cause for alarm. At the age of 20, you have a one-in-four chance of conceiving each month. As you get older, the chances go down. At 39, it's one-in-ten. This is completely normal and doesn't mean there's a problem.

Second, at two weeks pregnant, you don't know you're pregnant, so you may still be drinking that glass of wine with dinner. This is not something to worry about -- there's no fetus yet, so there's no way to do it any harm.

Soon enough, there will be a fetus, and you'll have plenty of behaviors to curb, so sit back, relax and grab yourself one final gob of cookie dough. You may not be eating raw eggs again for a while (or deli meat, or unpasteurized cheese, or quadruple espressos …).

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