Fifth Week of Pregnancy – What to Expect?

The fifth week of pregnancy is the time when a woman started to realize that she’s pregnant. Aside from noticing missed period, she may also experience early signs of pregnancy such as sore breasts, fatigue, and nausea.

You’re about one month pregnant and the size of the baby is like an apple seed. The measurement of the embryo is 0.13 inches from the head to bum.

5 weeks pregnant symptoms

5 weeks pregnant symptoms

The symptoms you may experience at this stage are just the beginning of the changes that a pregnant woman will go through. In fact, many expectant mothers say that the first trimester of pregnancy is the toughest. Thus, you need to eat right, get plenty of rest, and take care of yourself.

Some of the most common symptoms are the following:

  • Morning sickness – Nausea is commonly happens anytime of the day and worse some pregnant women feel sick most of the day. With this, it’s important to find the best strategies to deal with the condition such as eating frequent, small meals or try nausea-reducing lollipops or lozenges.
  • Sore breasts – Pregnancy can also be confirmed if you notice sore breasts.
  • Frequent urination – During the early stage of pregnancy you may experience frequent urination because your kidneys start to expand.
  • Fatigue – Pregnancy can cause fatigue and makes you feel sleepy most of the time. The best way to deal with it is to do some light exercise and eat every few hours.
  • Spotting – You know that you’re pregnant but you notice spotting. If you notice little amount of blood on your underwear, you should not freak out because it can also be a sign of implantation. But, if the blood is more like bleeding, then you should call a doctor immediately.
  • Cramps – Once the embryo is implanted perfectly in your uterus, you may experience cramping. It is also a sign that your ligaments are stretching and the uterus is expanding. However, if the cramping becomes painful or severe, you should consult your doctor.

Size of the belly

Size of the belly

During the first trimester of pregnancy particularly the 5th week there’s no apparent changes in the size of your belly. However, the body changes may vary from one pregnant woman to another. You may gain a few pounds and it’s normal. The recommended weight gain depends on the body type of the pregnant woman.

You should consult your doctor to know how much weight you should gain according to your body type and body mass index or BMI. Your tummy may not increase in size at once, but your body is on the road of dealing with the changes common during pregnancy.

With this, it’s essential to ensure that you’re not only eating well and getting enough rest, but also deserve TLC. Having a massage is one way to deal with and overcome the symptoms and discomforts of early pregnancy.
Lucky you are if you don’t experience the symptoms listed above.

Elvie Bancosta

Elvie Bancosta is a creative freelance writer with 5 years experience in the online media. She looking for exciting new writing projects.

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