Pregnancy Week - 5
During the 5th week of pregnancy, the body changes are subtle and the baby is still very small. But, it doesn’t mean it is not growing. Your 5 weeks baby is different and is rapidly growing and several body structures are taking shape.
During the 5th week of pregnancy, the body changes are subtle and the baby is still very small. But, it doesn’t mean it is not growing. Your 5 weeks baby is different and is rapidly growing and several body structures are taking shape. You may feel different about your body as this is the first week when you actually feel hormonal changes. In the week 5 of your pregnancy, you have entered the second month. Though there is still a lot of time for the baby to arrive, but your body has started working hard to make your baby grow strong.
How big is your 5 weeks baby?
The size of a 5 week baby can be compared to a sesame seed size. It is around 0.3mm from head to butt. The embryo is small but a lot of exciting things are going to take a shape. The developing neural tube will proceed to become the nervous system of your child.
Pregnancy Belly Week 5
You will not have a big belly in your 5th week of pregnancy. As your baby is very small, your belly will not show much difference and stay the same as it was before. Pregnancy hormones though can make you feel a little bloated.
Remember all pregnant woman experience different belly growth and body changes. However, if you are thinking about weight gain, then it has not started yet. However, your doctor may recommend to increase some pounds till the 5th week.
Pregnancy Symptoms Week 5
Aches and Pains: During this week, you may feel bloated and experience pushing and mild cramping and back aches as your uterus expands. Though a lot of women do not worry about it.
Light spotting: Some women may also experience light spotting. Do not get scared. It is another sign that the embryo has implanted successfully in the uterine lining. However, it the spotting doesn’t end, then see your doctor immediately.
Frequent urination: As the hormones in your body add to the blood flow in the pelvic area, it makes you pay frequent visits to the bathroom.
Tender breast: Your breast may feel swollen and sore.
Tiredness: It is normal to feel tired in thus week. You may also feel asleep for 10 to 12 hours. Because of metabolic changes in your body, you may feel exhausted very soon.
Cravings: A lot of women experience food cravings during this week.
Morning sickness: You may experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting in the first trimester but they subside with time.
Pregnancy Ultrasound Week 5
Actually you don’t need ultrasound till the 8th or 9th week. However, if you have any risks linked with your pregnancy, then you can book an ultrasound appointment. You will see your fertilized egg in the week 5 while the heartbeat can be felt in the 6th week.
Though the baby is nothing more than a tadpole, but the major organs have started their formation.
Pregnancy Lifestyle Week 5
- Being with a healthier diet: Include leafy greens, fruits, grains and cereals in your diet. Nuts and seeds will keep your baby healthy during pregnancy. Avoid tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.
- Exercise Daily: It is important to exercise safe during pregnancy. If you feel too tired, then create your endurance and strengthen your muscles.
- Hear what your body is saying: Making a baby is tough! Rest more if your body gets tired quickly.
Pregnancy Checklist Week 5
- Book your first antenatal appointment.
- Begin your prenatal vitamin
- Drink lots of water.
- Listen to the cues your body is giving and rest more.
- Begin your pregnancy journal
- If you are underweight, then make sure you gain weight.