CON­CEP­TION

Pregnancy Life & Style - - GOOD ADVICE -

YOUR BODY

You may not feel any dif­fer­ent, but huge changes are tak­ing place in your body. Chem­i­cal sig­nals are sent to stop your pe­ri­ods and the pla­centa pro­duces the hor­mone hu­man chori­onic go­nadotropin (hCG). Around 12 days af­ter fer­til­i­sa­tion, hCG lev­els will be high enough to give a pos­i­tive preg­nancy test.

YOUR BABY

Af­ter fer­til­i­sa­tion, the egg and sperm fuse to cre­ate one cell called the zy­gote. This di­vides to form a clus­ter of cells that trav­els down the fal­lop­ian tube to the uterus. Three days later the cell clus­ter, or blas­to­cyst, im­plants it­self in the uterus wall and be­comes the em­bryo and part of the pla­centa.

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