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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

Comments on week 5

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HeatherT1029 - 6.1 hours ago
Yay!! First day on week 5!! It's pretty quiet in here though...!

mrsmcnamee - 3 days ago
Congratulations and best of luck to all you 5 weekers, unfortunitly we have M/C this week (5weeks) so I will no longer be taking this journey with you. But we have decided to keep trying, once im feeling better and my body is ready. we m/c on my husbands 34th birthday of all days :(. But we have two healthy boys, so we have to be positive. lots of luck to you all xoxoxox

flybear - 8 days ago
So funny seeing you here again babybuka. Hahaha I have cone back for all 3 of mine. It was the most fun the first time when we were here with the boys though.

flybear - 8 days ago
Don't have an official due date yet, but got my lab results back and my 4 the child is in the oven! Congrats to everyone - 11 days ago
I had my doc appt yesterday and everything looks good. The doctor did a scan and the baby implanted in the womb. - 11 days ago
babybuka, I have 3 kids. As far as showing sooner, I think it all depends on how the baby is positioned. When I was pregnant with my second I started showing at two months but when I was pregnant with my third I didn't start showing until about 4 months. I got pregnant again last year and I started showing at two months. For me it varies, but I have heard that with each pregnancy you start showing sooner.

babybuka - 12 days ago
Hey everyone!! I'm so excited to be back on this site. I was here when I was pregnant with my son and a little with my daughter. I am 5 weeks as of yesterday! This will be our third miracle and Im still a little in shock! Has anyone else had 3? Is it true you start showing sooner?? - 15 days ago
Five weeks pregnant today! I have a doctor's appt on Friday...excited but yet nervous about it. I lost a baby last year due to an ectopic pregnancy and my tube ruptured. I'm praying this baby is has safely made its way to the womb. Not having too many symptoms as of yet. I feel a little queasy in the morning and evening but during the day I pretty much feel good. I've had a little bit of cramping over the past few days but nothing major. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and to completing this pregnancy journey with you ladies!

liltyke7 - 16 days ago
YEAH..5 weeks!!! I think i found out super early so it feels like a while now. congrats all!! this is #3! 2 girls so hoping for a boy this go around. This will defenitly be the last one.

MamaSantos8 - 17 days ago
Spam I am exactly 5 weeks 5 days! We will be following this exactly. Unless of course the doctors change it on us. Congrats ladies! Welcome to the group!

spam84 - 17 days ago
Well after thinking nothing of being 12 days late....hubby made me take a test.....2 lines! Baby number 3 in on route. Very happy, but can't get to excited as I have the sickness bug 😕. If I've worked it out right am 5 weeks and 5 days 😊 Super exited!!

MamaSantos8 - 18 days ago
Thanks Jewjew! Hold old is your first?

jewjew - 18 days ago
mama so glad the miracle happened for you xx

jewjew - 18 days ago
hi ya - im feeling mega sick at the minute but when i eat it tends to go away for a bit - im also mega mega tired but my little one wants to play so cant relax as such like i did with her xx

MamaSantos8 - 19 days ago
I am also very nauseous and tired already! Anyone else? I waiting too long to have breakfast this morning and once I finally did, I worried about keeping it down. I wasn't this bad with my first. We shall see! Maybe this one is a boy...

MamaSantos8 - 19 days ago
Hi! I just found out I am pregnant this week! I have a 3 year old daughter and had a miscarriage in February. I am so excited to be pregnant again. It seemed like the wait was forever! But once we stopped hoping and waiting for it, it happened! Here we are! Hoping for nothing but a healthy baby!

jewjew - 19 days ago
hi i just found my old profile yeah - be using this one now instead of andysjulie one - cant believe how quiet it is in here lol - 19 days ago
hi everyone - just found out im pregnant again - shocked but happy - im 39 but age is a number and i do have a 16 year old and a 13 month old - 21 days ago
Hey, this is my 3rd pregnancy. I really enjoyed reading the comments on this site for the last 2 pregnancies, but decided to join in this time! This pregnancy was a complete surprise, was absolutely sure 2 was enough for me, but I'm so excited now that I'm pregnant. Found out at 3.5 weeks, so feels like forever already! Good luck everyone! - 23 days ago
Hello everyone, I have a little dilemma hope I get some answers. I had my son 11 months ago tomorrow by C-section waited for AF a good 19 months has once on sep 28 for a good 10 days and I haven't seen it since. I took about 5 HPT all negative.

sunshineythoughts - 26 days ago
Hello ladies!! I don't have a forum to belong to (considering my situation) so I thought i'd implant myself here for now. My dilemma: I know for a fact that I ovulated around October 6th or 7th. I have irregular cycles but I know my body. I was supposed to get a period Oct. 21st and well..still no sign of AF at all. I tested on Oct. 26th and it was negative. I am in limbo and it's driving me crazy not knowing. I'm starting to think this is an anovulatory cycle. I am not experiencing that many symptoms other than feeling activity going on in my abdomen. Just wanted to post here because I would be 5 weeks pregnant now. I am waiting for real symptoms to show up next week (if I am). That's the same time I started feeling symptoms with my daughter a few years ago. Any advice? Is anyone else in the same boat? or Was anyone in the same boat? How many weeks were you when you tested positive? How late was your period? Congrats to those who are pregnant!!! :) - 27 days ago
8blessings thank you so much :) I hope your symptoms calm down and you get to enjoy the pregnancy. I dont even have morning sickness yet I do feel a little nauseous at times but it goes away as soon as I eat. I usually get hyperemesis and the fact I am not even sick yet is alarming to me but I might just be blessed with not getting it this time :)

8blessings - 27 days ago
@nadia that's good to hear you don't have to pay for your scan praying your bubs is healthy and that you get to see the heart beat all the best :) - 28 days ago
So they didnt actually checked my hormone levels :( I was pretty pissed off but I rang to ask if I had to pay for my scan and turns out I dont so I will be getting it done on tuesday and I will be 6.4 weeks I hope we will see a heart beat. Xxx - 30 days ago
I had no more of that old blood. I went to dr yesterday and got my referral for a scan but she said its up to me if I want to get it done now and see maybe nothing or wait a week or so and be sure... I think ill wait till not next monday but the one after because then I will be well into week 7.. they took bloods and I think I will ring today and fond out my hormone levels.. this pregnancy is gona drag... HevAnnjohnson I forgot to say thats good you saw a heartbeat chances of miscarriage are way less so that is awesome :)

8blessings - 31 days ago
Hi ladies good to be in week 5 having bloods done on weds and im still deciding on a m/w,have woke up every morning feeling like crap/nauseaous along with lower back pain,hot and cold never had these symptoms so early on with my other pregnancies and heart burn sux too anyone else feeling like this?

HopingforaGirl35 - 31 days ago
Hello week 5! Got my blood results back this morning and hormone levels are consistent with being 5 weeks pregnant! DH and I are over the moon!! First app. booked with Ob. in week 8.. - 31 days ago
Thank you I hope do too it was only a tiny bit and even tho I did bleep with my second I still panicked when I saw it.

HevAnnJohnson - 32 days ago
@Nadiamov, yes we did see a hearybeat. As soon as i saw the heartbeat i cried because i felt relieved. My OB did set me up for another scan for 2 weeks, finger crossed everything is fine. I hope everything is fine with your and baby. I bleed with my first at 7 weeks and he is now 7 and healthy :) - 32 days ago
So I just had a little brown discharge on my pad but none on the paper when I wiped... got a gp appointment for tomorrow morning so I can get a referral for a scan. I got everything crossed this pregnancy will all go well - 33 days ago
I cant wait for Monday. I go to dr to get a blood test and referral for the hospital I want to give birth to. And hopefully they will ask me to do an early ultrasound given my past mcs... going by my dates I am 5 weeks 2 days tomorrow. See you in week 6 Christina :)

christina7289 - 33 days ago
I'm off to week 6 tomrrow - 34 days ago
Darn it it will not let me go on to my profile and update my details... I might have to make a new account - 34 days ago
Dreaming of 2 I had the same thing happen to me with my second daughter so it could as well be fine :) Christina 7289 I have had this a couple of times.. it doesn't sound good but keep positive hun it could be the dates messed up... good luck xxx

christina7289 - 35 days ago
I had an ultrasound and they said They saw thieves sack but no baby anyone ever had this happen before - 35 days ago
Heather Johnson did you get to see a heartbeat? If yes I wouldn't be worried. But even if you didn't there is always a chance that everything is still fine I dont really remember if it was week 5 or 6 that you get to see hb xxx

patiently waiting - 35 days ago
seriously...heart burn already? its going to be a long few months! I also agree that the groups are a lot smaller now than they were with my previous babies....i checked a few weeks up to see if it gets better (Assuming people in our week are still getting BFP) and all of them are pretty small.

Heather Johnson - 36 days ago
Hi ladies, I just got an ultrasound today & the baby is measuring 5 weeks 6 days but from my last period I should be 7 weeks 1 day. Should I be concerned? My next OB appt isn't until the 28th of October. - 36 days ago
Thank you ellemonroe I hope so too :) xxx

ellemonroe - 37 days ago
Your body is building a whole human being... so even though some people have smooth pregnancies from beginning to end that is very rare.. I on the other hand am never that lucky.... even though right now I am not having any symptoms eccept no AF... I am sure it is coming I started feeling a bit queezy today but nothing major.... so keep your head up girly this too shall pass @ nadia - 37 days ago
Thank you ellemonroe I haven't got it yet and also got some weird feelings like my belly gone all floppy and breasts too they were firm a couple days ago... I also feel mild pain like you get before period so I am trying to stay positive that it will all go well this time around.. xxx

Ellemonroe - 37 days ago
I swear things have changed so much around here the groups are so much smaller and no one really talks anymore.... we gotta spruce things up around here ladies

ellemonroe - 38 days ago
Hope you feel better as well @ naudia - 38 days ago
I am Starting to feel sick too Christina I hope I will not get hyperemesis again. This is my 3rd baby

Ellemonroe - 38 days ago
well welcome back @ skydivedoc and congrats on new baby and your anniversary.....I hope you feel better @ christina..... oily hair hmmm nope don't think I have come across that one yet... but one time my hair got really thin,and another time it was really thick and grew really quickly.... everytime is different....@ patiently

christina7289 - 39 days ago
I'm 5 weeks today and I woke up feeling sick

patiently waiting - 39 days ago
i feel so gross....this is my fourth baby but i dont remember my hair and skin feeling so oily with the other ones. anyone else?

skydivedoc - 39 days ago
I'm back! I haven't been on here for a really long time but I discovered today that I'm pregnant with baby #3- due date is June 18, 2015. My husband & I had our 5th anniversary yesterday & my daughter is turning 4 tomorrow so it's quite an exciting weekend! I'm looking forward to going through this with all of you. :D

Ellemonroe - 39 days ago
Hello everyone I am back again.... this is baby number 4 for us and to tell you the truth i am very much looking forward too it..... although my fiance is not.... he is not so excited this time around. considering we have a 10 yr old son, 3 yr old son, and a 2 yr old daughter. but I am sure he will warm up to what's to come. From what I have been reading baby number 4 is a lttle bit easier of a transition. So anyhow just want to hi to all of the lovely ladies that will be taking this journey with me.....

tabby607 - 50 days ago
Heading over to 6 weeks tomorrow. Which I'm super excited about... hope your guys symptoms subside.Best of wishes... see you guys soon

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