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Your `fetus`, about 5 weeks old

You are now in your second month of pregnancy and your developing baby is 3 weeks! You might just be finding out that you are pregnant and may have many concerns and questions. Some women still do not realize that they are pregnant yet. You might have already had a positive pregnancy test. Many tests can show a positive test result 10 days after conception, but it is recommended that you wait until you have actually missed your period. The baby has not grown very much from last week and is now approximately 1.25 mm long. You will not `show` yet for some time.

At this point in your pregnancy, you may begin to experience some symptoms. One early symptom of pregnancy is nausea. Some women will actually vomit and others will not. The nausea and/or vomiting that occur during pregnancy are called morning sickness. Most of the time morning sickness is worse in the morning, but not always. Morning sickness does usually improve or disappear by the end of the first trimester. Another early sign of pregnancy is the increased need to urinate. Frequent urination can continue throughout the remainder of the pregnancy because of the growing uterus and increased amount of fluids you are drinking. Many women also notice breast changes early in pregnancy. It is common to feel a tingling or sore sensation in the breasts or nipples. You might notice that the area around the nipple, the areola, becomes darker during pregnancy. It is also not uncommon to feel tired or fatigued at this point. You might feel like you need to nap at lunchtime and you may need to go to bed earlier to accommodate your body's needs.

As early as this week, the plate that will become the heart has developed. Your baby's brain, spinal cord, muscles, and bone formation are also beginning to form. The baby's skeleton is forming at this time as well. The embryo has a distinct organization that has a top, bottom, left, right, front and back. It is important that you continue or begin to take your prenatal vitamins to prevent birth defects.

On your initial doctors visit you may be checked on Hematocrit, hemoglobin, white blood cell count, blood group type, Rh factor, antibodies to blood group antigens, VDRL, rubella anti-Body titer, hepatitis B, toxoplasmosis, urine culture, and HIV.

Sometimes as early as the second month of pregnancy, the insides of your hands and the bottoms of your feet may itch and take on a reddish hue. This annoying condition is called palmar erythema. The increased color is nothing more than a curiosity of pregnancy.

See also:
Skin changes
Home pregnancy tests

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Dixie3 - 11 days ago
Hi girls, I got a BFP a few days ago. This will be baby #4 for me and a complete 'surprise'. My other 3 were very carefully planned so my husband and I are a bit shocked at the moment! Not sure how I'm feeling at the moment- a bit down I think because I thought my baby making days were done. I know the excitement will kick in soon and I will be really happy, I just have to come to terms with the idea of it all. Having 4 children was not something I had ever considered. I am not sure how far along I am because I wasn't keeping track of my lmp- going for a dating scan in a couple of weeks but I think I'm between 5-7 weeks. Looking forward to the shock wearing off and the excitement to start.

happybrownie - 12 days ago
Hi everyone! We found out two weeks ago that we are expecting baby no 2 :) I will be 6 weeks this Saturday. We have a daughter who is 4,5, and have really wanted siblings for her for a while now. I had 2 early miscarriages in the last 7 months so Im very anxious to see a heartbeat soon. I have my first GP appointment next week and hopefully she will send me for an early scan. I used to follow this website when I was pregnant with my daughter but I never commented before:)

mom2beof6 - 13 days ago
Hello week 5 :). How is everyone doing here ?

chrissy0423 - 13 days ago
Mrscarr- we have the same due date. :-) I can't help you with the nausea, I haven't had much of it. I'm a little worried because I don't really have many symptoms. The last time my symptoms went away, I lost the pregnancy. I'm hoping I'm just lucky so far.

mrscarr - 14 days ago
I am so nauseous! I'm pregnant with my third child, DD 11/12/15. But I'm also so hungry! I swear, this nausea gets worst with every pregnancy. I'm also showing a little baby bump as well. Anyone else showing early? Also help with nausea??? My ob/gyn apt is not for another two weeks. Should I just go to the hospital for some type of relief? Oh and congrats to everyone here! I'm excited for all of our journeys!

chrissy0423 - 19 days ago
I am 5 weeks today! Hopeful for this to be my rainbow baby. :-)

StefDek - 20 days ago
2b wow I am sorry you have experienced so much devastation. My heart is with you always! I am due with my 3rd on Nov 5th!! My first who is 4 was born July 31st and my second was born Sep 23rd so..This will be interesting!

StefDek - 20 days ago
Hello everyone. I just found this site and joined =] If you guys want to add me on FB that would be great. I just found out I am almost 6 weeks pregnant with my 3rd. I have 2 boys, a 4 year old and 18 month old. I am shocked because I was actually supposed to start BC tomorrow lol. I hope its a girl!!! I am getting my tubes tied after this one... This is exciting, nerve wrecking and scary all at the same time!! Even though its my 3rd I am still nervous. I have to have c-sections =[

joelyne - 27 days ago
I'M SO EXCITED AND SHOCKED! After having a spontaneous miscarriage on January 26th 2015 and Today March 3rd 2015 at 12 pm I took a first response 6 days sooner test and got a bfp. I couldn't believe my eyes, It happened a lot soone than I imagined, symptoms:sensitive to smells, tired, frequent trip to the bathroom and brown discharge sorry it's t.m.i Est Due Date sine MC is November 2nd 2015. Feeling absolutely blessed. @lilpigz: Congratulations!!!!! Good seeing you on here again.

Sarah4186 - 31 days ago
I found out earlier this week that my husband & I are expecting our 2nd child, we are super excited!! I also have Fibromyalgia and holy cow my body is hurting more than it ever has. Does anyone else have this illness as well or something close to it? If so how are you dealing with the additional body pains. I'm hoping this will pass but if not I'm still super blessed to be having another baby.

2bBlessedw2 - 32 days ago
LILPIGZ-Yay for ancient mamas!!!! LOL

surprise-4 - 32 days ago
Can't believe I'm back here again! #4 and a total surprise for us as it took years and clomid/injectables to get pregnant with my last two. We sold ALL of our baby gear three days before I took the test to rule out pregnancy before calling my doc. Oops! My hips are killing me. Ligament type pain. Especially at night. Don't remember hip and lower back pain this early with the others :( Happily feeling crappy here!!

monkeymomma - 32 days ago
I am already in maternity pants and extremely tired!

lil.pigz - 34 days ago
Hi all. I am 5 weeks as of yesterday. This is baby #8 for me. I have been on here for what feels like forever,lol. In fact 2b and I go way back. Guess we are like the ancient elders of this site,lol. I have 7 kids on earth, 5 angels in heaven. They have all been delivered by c-section as well. Hope to get to know you all better:)

2bBlessedw2 - 34 days ago
Hi ladies. I have been on this site for thousands of days! LOL I have an almost 7 year old girl and a recently turned 2 yo little boy. This is pregnancy number 16 for me. A long history of devastation and loss. My most recent losses were in March and Sept last year in the second trimester. I found out on V-day at 9DPO that I am expecting baby number 3. I pray this little baby makes it. My heart can't take much more pain. Congrats to all who are finding out that they are pregnant. This site is no where like it use to be 5-7 years ago...but I still like to come here for my pregnancies to meet mommies. I am due Oct 29th though I ALWAYS have my babies early so end of Sept or beginning of Oct is more likely...if I'm lucky and don't go too early like I did with my daughter! She was 13 weeks early! I figured I would post my comment in here too since its really quiet in the 4 weeks page. I'm 5 weeks on Thursday. 😊

monkeymomma - 34 days ago
I'm jealous of all of ya' ultrasound until 20 wks unless there's a concern!

monkeymomma - 35 days ago
Hello! I too have been on here since 2007, and have 2 boys. Back again for #3. Hoping for a girl but obviously want a healthy baby first.

kirra82 - 37 days ago
Hi Ladies!! Congratulations to all of you. This is my 3rd, first 2 were planned. This one is a welcomed 'accident'. Had an U/S last week but was too early to see anything other than the sac, will go back at 7 weeks. Looking forward to the next 7 months, this is definitely my last and I plan to enjoy it all :)

nikki.e - 39 days ago
Amw050383 congratulations! I'm so jealous! I have to wait until 9 weeks for my first ultrasound. Like you I'm having brief waves of nausea and tired, but nothing else.

amw050383 - 39 days ago
Hi ladies! I am 5 weeks 3 days today. This will be my 2nd and I am hoping to meet some new people here! Still feeling pretty good. A little tired, boobs a tad sore, and little brief moments of nausea...nothing major at all though. I cant remember when the nausea kicked in with my son so I am just waiting haha! I have my 1st ultra sound next Friday so fingers crossed all looks like it should! How are all you ladies feeling?!

nikki.e - 41 days ago
Hi ladies. I can't believe I'm back here. I've been a member since 2007. I have two gorgeous children, a girl and a boy, and although we have always questioned the idea of a third my husband was set on a firm no. We visited the dr 2 weeks ago to address my anxiety issues (panic attacks etc) so she did a full blood test on me including a pregnancy test. My tests came back great, healthy, and the pregnancy test came back negative. Anyway, my dr started me on meds for the anxiety. Monday I was going to go back to the dr because my perio was 8 days late and I was convinced it was because of the meds. I took a urine pg test just to rule out pregnancy and to my surprise the second line came up straight away. Three tests later I went back to my dr and questioned the blood test, and she ordered another one for which I got the results yesterday and yes, I am pregnant! My husband it over the moon, very excited! We gave ALL our baby stuff away I we have to start from scratch. I don't feel pregnant so I am eager to start feeling symptoms and have that scan done at 9 weeks. I used this site for both my pregnancies and made some awesome friends. I am looking forward to getting to know you and enjoy our journies together! X

happythirdbaby - 44 days ago
babylove5 they say cervical mucus comes around days before ovulation. So my came 18th and we had sex 21st and I suspect I ovulated 22nd but could well have ovulated 23rd, and if it is the later date then I am very much on the fence and may have another girl on the way... littleaussiechick, yes you're likely to have a boy this time!!!

LittleAussieChick - 46 days ago
HappyThird, interesting stuff! I have heard of the timing around ovulation thing for gender selection but hadnt heard the name 'Shettle' associated with it until now. :) I also hadnt heard of the orgasm creating an alkaline environment part either. I wish you all the best! BABYLOVE, what cycle day did you do the 'Deed' this pregnancy? Do you have any predictions to put out there now? Going on this theory you guys have described then - with my first being BD'ing on CD 17 and being a boy then my daughter BD'ing CD 14, I must be preg with a boy again because we BD day 17 this time ;)

babylove5 - 46 days ago
I didn't use a kit or anything just checked cervical mucus and that's a great way to know. The only reason I remember w my daughter was because I wasn't trying to get pregnant and it was early to Hv sex and get pregnant.

happythirdbaby - 46 days ago
babylove5 yeah i am quite sure I ovulated whenI thought I did, but sometimes have doubt as I was going by cervical fluid, instinct, etc, rather than an ovulation kit. Am praying it'll go ok, and am glad that it worked for you. My cycle is pretty regular...

babylove5 - 47 days ago
Happythirdbaby I did the same thing and I'm pregnant with my 4th boy. My first is a girl and I conceived her on like the 10th and I ovulate the 14th. My boys I had sex on the 13th at night and ovulate 14th. The only flaw in this method is if your ovulation dates vary.

happythirdbaby - 47 days ago
LittleAussieChick - that's incredible! 3 under 3.5!!!! 'Shettle' is supposedly one of the most reliable methods of trying for either sex. So to maximise the chances of conceiving a boy, I had to have sex nearly bang on ovulation day (male sperm swim faster but die quicker), and nothing for the days running up to it or after ovulation. It also says I have to orgasm(to create a more alkaline environment which the male sperm prefer). It also talks about foods you should or shouldn't eat but I didn't follow that really.

LittleAussieChick - 47 days ago
No symptoms for me yet either. If I remember correctly, week 6 is the nausea point for me. Although i have never experienced it too severe in the past, just a hungover like feeling in the evenings..

LittleAussieChick - 47 days ago
Hi HappyThird! Congrats on number three! Im expecting number three too. :) I have a son 3 in late March and a daughter 20 months...this pregnancy is a suprise! Not planned but now that the shock has settled we are very excited. Also anxious at the prospect of three within 3.5 years. Eeeps! lol What is 'Shettles'?

happythirdbaby - 47 days ago
Hi - I've just joined. I'm mum already to 2 lovely girls, soon to be 2 and 4. I'm hoping for a boy this time round (tried Shettles haha!) No symptoms yet, aside from backache and slight pains to the sides of my belly.

mumof3tob4 - 70 days ago
I am in hospital since yesterday waiting for scan to see if I have miscarried ectopic or if there's a baby still bleeding I know more once I've had scan stuck on fluids until we know what's what I think it's the end of the road for me thou

austinjeanxo - 70 days ago
Got to see my actual DOCTOR today. I LOVE her!!! She eased my mind so much!!!!!! Got a pelvic and she said she doesn't even feel like there is a mass in my ovary OR my tube!!!!! Getting more blood drawn today and she will call me Thursday if anything is wrong and I need to come back Friday for more bloodwork! Next actual OB appointment is on the 4th of feb!!! (My birthday!!!) =D

holz8519 - 70 days ago
austinjeanxo and mumof3tob4 any updates? Keeping you both in my thoughts.

mumof3tob4 - 71 days ago
I think I'm in the same position now I have brown pink discharge etc and pain my symptoms have gone hope it all works out for everyone

texasmamaof5 - 72 days ago
I have always had morning sickness and severe exhaustion with my 4 and so far this pregnancy nothing bad. I would say I don't *feel* pregnant (if comparing to the last pregnancies). The thing is we are so early, I think it just hasn't happened is only mm's long!

austinjeanxo - 72 days ago
Really small think streak pink line when I wiped today. Not a lot..... And my boobs are kinda hurting a little. Trying to stay positive. I go see my dr Monday mornjng.

mumof3tob4 - 72 days ago
Due to that reason too thought up may of been seen earlier too

mumof3tob4 - 72 days ago
That's a lot of mc I hope it all works well for u

holz8519 - 72 days ago
This is my 8th pregnancy. I've had 4 first trimester miscarriages already. Most resent one being September 4th at 9-10 weeks. DH and I would love to have one more to complete our family. We don't plan on telling anyone till at least 2nd trimester.

mumof3tob4 - 72 days ago
Holz have u had pre term babies

mumof3tob4 - 72 days ago
Austinjean I prefer to be just on here but u can add me on face book if u want my names sue krapels picture of daughter with a bowling ball in white dress but no one will know I'm pregnant on Facebook until later on

mumof3tob4 - 72 days ago
Ours go through midwifes we c doctor first then get our notes to start filling out then c midwife To go though everything then wait for dating scan and c midwife at around 10 weeks 16 week 25 weeks then more frequent then if high risk see consultant monthly too

holz8519 - 72 days ago
Went to the ob for a confirmation test as they wont schedule your first OB till they confirm a pregnancy. My first appointment is not till Feb 3rd. Hoping this lil one makes it to term. Rissa1 sorry for your loss.

texasmamaof5 - 73 days ago
I come here because I can remain nameless. Over all my 3 other pregnancies I had I've only friended one person from IAP on Facebook.

austinjeanxo - 73 days ago
How would everyone feel about a Facebook group so we could actually like group chat when online?? I could make it secret so no one can see who members are, for those of you who haven't told yet.... Just a thought.

texasmamaof5 - 73 days ago
I swear I'm already showing...probably cause I already looked pregnant from my last baby, lol. So really I was showing before I was pregnant! Damn belly! At least I have an excuse now.

austinjeanxo - 73 days ago
I'll be on daily. This is my safe place. <3

mumof3tob4 - 73 days ago
It is near 1am here now I am gonna have to get off to sleep son's just had a bottle I hope all works out ok for u and hope to chat soon with some good news

mumof3tob4 - 73 days ago
I didn't get any symptoms with first 2 2nd I felt sick for about 2 days thou but that's it so u can be lucky

austinjeanxo - 73 days ago
Haha, I don't feel pregnant lol.... Let's just hope that's just me being lucky.

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