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You are 5 weeks pregnant.

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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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TanyaMomOf4 - 8 days ago
6 weeks tomorrow. I feel so queezy today! So queezy. I took a nausea pill at 6:30 this morning and it says to take every 8 hrs. By 11 am I thought I was going to vomit. I took another one just after 6 hrs. Not sure why but my siaters prescription says take every 6 hrs and mine says 8. Well the weekend is upon us so hoping to get a little rest. Probably not with 2 preschoolers.

TanyaMomOf4 - 10 days ago
I had a lot of period pains last week but less this week. I have been queezy since last week and tired too. I'm going to start working part time in a few weeks so that'll give me more time to rest.

kezboy2 - 10 days ago
I'm so tired and getting waves of sickness but nothing major. I'm still getting period like pains but I'm sure that's normal.

HM8432 - 10 days ago
Morning sickness has kicked in over here! ugh!! How are all you girls doing?

HM8432 - 11 days ago
Tanya I hope you feel better quick!! That must be awful! I have my first appt tomorrow!! (Other than a lab appointment) It's just with the nurse though, to go over medical history stuff, and not sure what else. They said it normally takes 40mins for this appt. I'm really excited though, makes it feel more real. They also will schedule my first ultrasound!! I can't wait to see my little bean!!

TanyaMomOf4 - 12 days ago
I helped my sister out Friday night. She was so sick with what she thought was food poisoning so I took my nephews overnight (ages 5 yrs and 18 months). It was not food poisoning. My 3 yo and I were throwing up last night. I think I'll be fine with morning sickness after how intense this is. I feel awful.

sarah6485 - 13 days ago
I had a scan today Been put back a week from 7 to 6 which I think Is accurate see baby beans heart beating away which was so reassuring. Seems real now 😊

TanyaMomOf4 - 13 days ago
A few more weeks till I feel in the clear. Last pregnancy was a nd but glad it was because it was with my ex husband. It was 2 yrs ago next month.

kezboy2 - 14 days ago
Yay week 5 :-)

Blessedwn4 - 40 days ago
Hey there ladies! I just found out we are expecting our 4th baby! I'm scared, but faithfully believe all things will be as it should through Him🙏🙌! We have 3 handsome, sweet, crazy, wild, precious boys (7,6,20 months), and I couldn't be more thankful! I'm trying to talk my hubs into not finding out this time. He's not exactly on page, but, this will be our last so why not? One of my biggest pet peeves? 'Are you hoping it's a girl?' Just want to tell ppl to stop! A healthy baby is all I pray for truthfully. I love having boys, and I wouldn't mind one more! Although, if God should put a girl in our family, we would be just as blessed!

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