By the end of this week, you will most likely be expecting your period to come. However, if you are pregnant your period will most likely not come. Some women do experience some spotting or even a light period. It is also possible to have your period and still be pregnant! If you do miss your period, you might begin to think about a possible pregnancy! Home pregnancy tests are not as reliable as blood tests at this point. A blood test will detect a positive pregnancy test at this point because the hormone, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), has been secreted.
At this point in your pregnancy, your growing baby is very small and is about 1 mm in length. One mm is about half of the size of a typed letter `o`. You are still not showing at all and you have not yet gained any weight. Even though you are in the very early stages of your pregnancy, many great changes are occurring. The implanted embryo is embedded deeper in the lining of your uterus and the amniotic cavity is beginning to form. The placenta is also forming and will be delivering oxygen and nutrients to your developing baby. This week the blastocyst begins to transform into an embryo. The embryo will have three different layers with different types of tissue. The inner layer will form the lungs, liver, digestive system and pancreas. The middle layer will become the skeleton, muscles, kidneys, blood vessels and heart. The outer layer will become the skin, hair, lenses of eyes, tooth enamel and the nervous system.
A clear result. If you tried it a few days ago and the result wasn't as convincing as in this picture,
try it again now to be sure!
Even though you have not yet gained any weight, you need to be prepared to gain weight during pregnancy. Gaining a healthy amount of weight is crucial for the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy. You can control your weight gain by eating healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. During pregnancy you are eating for two, but that does not mean you have to eat twice as much!
Your body now starts producing a hormone which stops you having your period, and it shows in your urine.
About 1 in 3 women have a light bleeding at this point. This happens before you would expect your period to arrive. Unless accompanied by cramping, backache or increased bleeding, a small amount of blood being discharged should be considered as implantation bleeding which is nothing to be concerned about.
At this point, your baby is still not visible to the naked eye.
JSmummy - 3 hours ago
I am also super tired and sleepy. I think this must be due to having low iron. Are you ladies taking any vitamins? I am thinking to take some. Is it safe to take any fish oil?
I am wishing to all of us healthy 9 months and easy delivery and healthy bubs.
JSmummy - 3.1 hours ago
Hi everyone, I had positive HPT and blood test today confirmed I am pregnant, super excited. This will be my 3rd baby but 5 pregnancy. I had M/C last year and 1 ectopic.
I know I will be scared until I see that little flicker.
I am experiencing lots of pregnancy symptoms: back pain, stretching and pulling feeling in my uterus, nausea, had a little spotting.
I never experienced all this so early in my pregnancies.
luv2teach - 8 hours ago
How bad is the cramping? I think some cramping is normal but if it was really painful and persistent...I would call dr. Spotting is also normal but heavier bleeding or bright red obviously is not and you would need to see dr for that too.
smashley89 - 8.7 hours ago
How much cramping would u classify as normal..
this is my 7th pregnancy with one live born so cant help but worry :$
jjs mommy - 13.8 hours ago
Yay congrats to all the bfps
firstname.lastname@example.org - 18.6 hours ago
So I'm back on this site again for my 3rd and final baby!! Took 5 pregnancy tests and all are positive....Super Excited!
smashley89 - 21.1 hours ago
got my faint positive today
was also due for af today as well
feeling quite nauseous..
have a heavy pressure down low and some pinching cramps hopefully all is normal..
AussieDanni***Team Blue*** - 1 days ago
I got my bfp yesterday! So think I'm about 4 weeks today. This will be pregnancy number 4, baby number 3, living child number 2 if all goes well. Last year I had a loss at 9 weeks, and then in January this year I delivered my son at 31 weeks due to him having a tumor, which unfortunately took his little life :( so, this is my rainbow baby! Super excited! Looking forward to getting to know you all in the coming weeks x
jjs mommy - 1 days ago
Yay congrats to all the bfps, I hope this room fills up so we can chat
luv2teach - 2 days ago
Hi Ladies!! I just got my BFP at 10 dpo! I'm also having my 3rd child. Sounds very similar to you jjsmommy! We were ttc for 3 months (this was our 3rd cycle). I was worried that with my age (39) that it was going to take longer. So thrilled right now! My dd is 16 and ds is almost 3. This will definitely complete our family. Since AF isn't due til Saturday...I'm not even 4 weeks yet. But according to the dd calculator, I'm due March 5, 2014.
jjs mommy - 2 days ago
I just got my bfp at 10 dpo im so estatic this will be my last I have 3 children
ttcbabytwo - 2 days ago
I just typed in my period and it says four weeks 1 day can I test for pregnancy now?
blue-stork(blue) - 3 days ago
Yay congrats ladies and congrats eviegracesmom!!!!!
EvieGracesMom - 3 days ago
Hi ladies! We got a BFP yesterday at 8dpo, so technically I'm not even 4 weeks pregnant yet, but here we are! I was on this site while pregnant with my daughter who is now just about 14 months old. I made some WONDERFUL friends last go round that I stay in close touch with. Keeping my fingers crossed I get to go on this journey with you... We've had 3 BFP's and the lines are getting darker, and I've already started getting sick, so hopefully a good sign!
ditzy - 4 days ago
congratulations to everyone new in week 4.
iwantagirl3 - 4 days ago
Hi. Took a pregnacy test today and it was positive! This will be our 3rd baby and my our last. We have 2 boys.. I am really not sure how far along I am because my last period was messed up. Since I just found out I must be around 4 weeks.
jessicaguy - 5 days ago
Well Im back to this site again. I always come here with my pregnancy I love this site glad to be back
annabellesmummy - 5 days ago
Bfp this morning!! I had a Mac back in April so a little nervous but also excited for what's to come.fingers crossed we are all still going strong in 8 weeks.
Beee - 5 days ago
BFB!!! Happy and nervous bcos of my mc in april.
rbaby3 - 7 days ago
Hello everyone, so I took pregnancy test yesterday and it's negative not surprised since I had my period 2 weeks ago, but it was only 1/2 day long.. I have a 3 month old baby that I'm breastfeeding.. And all of the sudden I started to experience these very familiar symptoms: headaches, stomachaches, my breast are sore & fuller that normally, I feel very sleepy /tired and go to bathroom more often. Those are the things I experiences with 3 of my other pregnancies and it makes me wonder...
LindseyLou - 8 days ago
So I just found out that I am expecting again. This will be my 4th pregnancy. My baby is only 8 months old and I am kind of stressing out. My oldest son is starting kindergarten this year and my (almost) 3 yr old will hopefully be starting preschool if I can get him potty trained. Did I mention that I have all boys?
Joy 2 Be - 8 days ago
Hi Ladies! Everyday i seem to be popping in on the site to week 4 ,,cant wait for my dating scan i have really no idea what my due date is going to be! first day of my last period was 4th may but i always seem to be out,, was with my other two sons, have my dating scan next friday can wait then i can belong in a week :))) also finding it very hard atm not to tell the world!
flmommy - 8 days ago
Hi there ladies! Im not entirely new to the site. I had a baby 20months ago, and loved this site. I am now 7dpo,, and wanted to see what some of you ladies thought of my symptoms. Since you all just went through your tww and got your bfp! Yesterday 6dpo I noticed a slight light brown tinge in my cm. Not enough to make it to my panties, but definitely there. Then later on it was gone. I also had really bad back, and low abdominal cramping yesterday at 6dpo. I felt kinda just achy in my low abdomen like af was getting ready to start. Im wondering if any of you ladies experienced anything like that. I also feel like im more wet this time then normal. I normally feel kind dry to sticky after ovulation, but this time I feel pretty wet the entire wait.
ditzy - 10 days ago
Hello everyone! I am technically not pregnant yet according to this site yet. But I am here. I am very excited to be back on this site. This will be my 3 child. I had a m/c a couple of months ago and I feel very bless to be pregnant again. Congratulations to all the other moms to be. I am looking forward to sharing this amazing journey with you all.
clairer - 10 days ago
Hello mummies to be!!! I've technically jumped a few days as I'm 3 weeks + 6 days but it tells me I'm not pregnant on here yet :(
This is baby number 6 for me, already have four ds aged 10, 7, 2 and 12 months and a dd aged 4...not to mention two dsd aged 24 and 12 and a dss who is 21 oh AND step grandchildren aged 7,5 and 2!
Anywho, this little one is due 19th feb and regardless of sex is going to be called Charlie after my oh grandfather who basically raised him.
I look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you all :) x
tnalakes - 10 days ago
my back Is aching so bad,played bball with DS today and i think mighta been a lil too much! anyway hope you ladies are doing well :)
Baby2comin - 10 days ago
Hey Joy. I'm in week 5 but saw your post. Go into your profile and on the rights side, go to change personal detail and then you should be able to make your changes. Congrats to all the new BFP's!!!!
panamamamiof4boyz - 10 days ago
hey ladies im 3wks but i cnt write there so i do so here lol i been on here alot before with all four pregnancys but i dnt know what happend to my account so here my new one and im finally pregnant again and im 3 weeks and 5 days and i have four strong boys i hope this one a girl... by the way im alexcia hellloo
Joy 2 Be - 10 days ago
Hi Ladies just wondering where i can change my details that i am now pregnant (when we have our dating scan) i was able to with my second son and now i cant find where i do it Thanks in advance :)
Love78 - 10 days ago
Two days now of taking progesterone. So far no bad side effects. Hoping to make it to the end this time!
Felicia28 - 11 days ago
Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone one found out they were pregnant 8 days before they missed period with a hcg level of 51 I jus got my level drawn yesterday I'm going to pick of the results today my af not due until the 12th is I'm very Nervous still I had one ectopic pregnancy back in 07 and had two more babies since then but just the thought of going thru something like that is Terrifying
tnalakes - 11 days ago
@2plus,loss is hard i had chemical ( in no way am i comparing the two) pregnancy end March first of Apr and I'm so nervous, we just have to keep faith, and i think mixed feelings is very understandsble
seeg - 11 days ago
Debra at 4 weeks my hcg was 51 and with my daughter it was 91
2plus1more - 11 days ago
After delivery my baby january 29th of this year (stillbirth) and finding out that I am now pregnant I definitely have mixed feelings. Im happy but also scared and worried. I have a 5year and almost 2year old already. Good luck to you ladies. Im Hopeful about what the next 9months has in store for us. xoxo
brookebaby3 - 12 days ago
Debra- hcg levels are so different and the ranges are all so huge. Anything above 19 is pregnant. Don't let the levels worry you!
Love78 - 12 days ago
Just found out I am pregnant. Had two consecutive miscarriages so this time my Dr put me on progesterone. Has anyone else ever taken that during 1st trimester before?
Debra - 12 days ago
so my HCG level yesterday was 219. Has anyone else got theirs back yet? this is in normal range, i'm just curious because i thought I had higher ones to start out in my other pregnancies. But I also can't remember if I went to the doctor so soon lol.
babybrown2010 - 12 days ago
Didn't even realize I was in week 5 already. But I had a mc last may so I want to be able to hide it. I showed at 8 wks with my mc. I had my mc at 12 wks so I am hoping to hold off until we have a doctors appointment at 12 wks.
miss emmy12 - 13 days ago
Ive told my mum and dad and bfs mum and a close friend but thats it until 10-12wks im having a hard time keeping it to myself thought im so damn excited lol
tnalakes - 13 days ago
@kitty im so bloated my belly is big but im so early lol
tnalakes - 13 days ago
ive told a few people but I dont share with the world persay til im showing :)
asiamarie91 - 13 days ago
Babybrown I am waiting a lil longer to tell people this time since I lost my baby at 10 weeks I think I am going to hold off til I am at least 12...its very hard though I want to tell everyone already I am so happy
kitty79 - 13 days ago
Hi all.. I'm off to 5 weeks! See you there!
As for telling... We have told family and friends and will probably announce on FB next week.
I got so bloated in last week .
Joy 2 Be - 13 days ago
Babybrown2010 - I think you can always share the exciting news whenever you are ready too Some wait until the 12w testing and 1st trimester but its all up to the individual
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