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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
Missed-Period-FAQ



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mumof3tob4 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 days ago
austinjeanxo and mumof3tob4 any updates? Keeping you both in my thoughts.

mumof3tob4 - 10 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 - 12 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 yet...baby is only mm's long!

austinjeanxo - 12 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 - 12 days ago
Due to that reason too thought up may of been seen earlier too

mumof3tob4 - 12 days ago
That's a lot of mc I hope it all works well for u

holz8519 - 12 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 - 12 days ago
Holz have u had pre term babies

mumof3tob4 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 13 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 - 13 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 - 13 days ago
I'll be on daily. This is my safe place. <3

mumof3tob4 - 13 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 - 13 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 - 13 days ago
Haha, I don't feel pregnant lol.... Let's just hope that's just me being lucky.

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
Sorry ment to say you not unfortunately my phone chooses what it writes and I don't look before sending

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
I believe that there is a lot of hope and everything seems to be on ur side I hope all is good news for u ...do unfortunately have symptoms of pregnancy still

austinjeanxo - 13 days ago
Ya at the time I was 5 weeks 2 days

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
Ud of only just been 5 weeks wouldn't u at the time too? I know some don't c anything till 6 weeks either I have an introverted womb and as it's far back wouldn't c anything till further on even with internal scan that's what I was told anyway last year at my 12 week scan in a conversation I was having with them

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
It maybe polycystic overies which is common and to early to c baby 927 isn't to bad for early pregnancy either I don't want to get ur hopes up just for them to be gone but it all seems innocent just at the moment

austinjeanxo - 13 days ago
I'm just worried cause my levels were at a 927 and they didn't see anything and found tbe mass on my ovary.

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
Period pain is a normal feeling in early pregnancy too I felt it worse with each baby

austinjeanxo - 13 days ago
The pain honestly isn't that bad.... Just an annoying period like pain. No bleeding at all.... They saw a mass on my right ovary so we shall see .....

maimai88 - 13 days ago
Ausinjean- popping in from week 10, but I just wanted to let you know that I too had a lot of sharp, stabbing pains on my left side at the beginning of my pregnancy. This is baby #3 for me, and I never felt that way with my older two. Some days, the pain lasted all day and I was very worried- a sharp, stabbing pain in a very specific spot that was worse for some reason when I would use the bathroom (sorry tmi!). I was worried and ended up calling my Dr...the nurse told me to observe it for a few more days, take some Tylenol to see if the pain would go away, and if it did not, to come and get checked out to rule out ectopic. The pain was really intense at one point, but then the next day, it started to feel better and over the course of a week the pain went away completely ( by week 7). I had an ultrasound last week that showed a very active bubs with a hr of 177. It tured out the pain came from a (ruptured) corpus luteal cyst. Anyway, I also read in a few places that with ectopic, you wouldn't start to experience pain until later ( like 8 weeks or so), and that it would be absolutely excruciating. But I don't know if that is true for everyone. I hope you get some answers soon and hang in there!

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
It maybe just with everything that's going on then I don't think anywhere is good for big families even parents who work all hours possible hope things get easier for u

texasmamaof5 - 13 days ago
Going through some stuff with people we thought were good friends turned out only users, just angry in general. Plus scared of all the financial changes we about to go through. 5 kids is a lot! Society does not make it easy on big families.

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
I have horrible changes in mood all the time in pregnancy one min il be crying next min I get angry next min il be ok and its just always changing

texasmamaof5 - 13 days ago
Hope for good news Austin, we are early and ultrasounds don't always represent well what's going on. Man I'm pissy. Not sure if its hormones or what but I'm pissed off...at everyone.

mumof3tob4 - 13 days ago
I hope u both have good news

austinjeanxo - 14 days ago
I'm praying that my issue is that it's just a cyst and a baby will be where it's supposed to be in the next week or so. I want this baby so bad..... I hope it's not the cyst releasing the hormones and not a real pregnancy or an ectopic..... I just really want this to be a legit pregnancy and a healthy one.... I'm so scared...... Won't know anything till Monday. I'm a crying mess. =[

Rissa1 - 14 days ago
I'm waiting for the results from my blood test today for final confirmation that I'm no longer pregnant due to my miscarriage that started last Friday. The doctor did an ultrasound and said that my miscarriage isn't completed yet (there's still a little tissue left). He also said he could see the implantation site where the sac should be. :( Just wasn't meant to be...

mumof3tob4 - 14 days ago
Have faith mine felt like they was swelling but didn't I just needed to drink more ..

mumof3tob4 - 14 days ago
Texas I understand u about scans I know some say internal scans rnt safe and I here some but small about that they think ultrasounds rnt safe I I think that's why most just do 20 week scan to check baby over some places here now don't do 12 week scans either but use them if high risk I suppose there's so many risks to every thing and we have to choose what we feels best

mumof3tob4 - 14 days ago
Austinjean I wouldn't of left till I knew what was happening especially when could have ectopic pregnancy thinking of you

texasmamaof5 - 14 days ago
We are so early maybe they are thinking time will make it more obvious if there is something wrong or not. Doctors don't usually like to say 'I don't know' so she may just be delaying because its too early to make a call one way or the other and doesn't want to sound dumb. I know its hard but just try to remember, what will be will be. I hope you soon get the answers to help your heart heal. Stress is no good. Wish you had more caring guidance from the ones you turn to for help.

texasmamaof5 - 14 days ago
Not enough research that it is safe, some to suggest it isn't and even the medical community guidelines state unless there is a reason for ultrasound they suggest none given the lack or research if its safe. I don't get anything done. I feel the less they mess with us the healthier we are, put my trust in God and what he wants.

BusyBeeMommy - 14 days ago
austinjeanxo- I'm so sorry! That was very insensitive of her! I swear, some doctors have no compassion, and act like people are just a 'case'.

BusyBeeMommy - 14 days ago
I have never experienced feet swelling before the 3rd trimester. mumof3tob4- I'm sorry your pregnancies were so rough! With my son I was very lucky. I hope I'm the same this time around too. texasmamaof5- Why do you choose not to have ultra sounds? Just curiosity if you don't mind :) One quick question. Anyone experiencing getting very winded very easily? Also, my heart feels like it pounds when I sleep! I can't remember this with my son. The last time I was pregnant was 09/10

austinjeanxo - 14 days ago
I won't know anything till Monday..... I'm suppose to just act normal like I'm still pregnant ........ This is driving me insane! I don't like this OB she didn't answer any of my questions and made me feel like I was being blown off..... I was crying in her office And all she told me was we will see on Monday & that If my cramps get super bad to go back to ER. She didn't even go over my ultrasound with me.... Just kept telling me MONDAY...

havefaith35 - 14 days ago
have anyone had feet swelling . very early in pregnancy like at 4 weeks. like before you even know you pregnant. anyone have this

mumof3tob4 - 14 days ago
I have at least 6 scans through pregnancy as I'm high risk I have small babies I had pre eclampsia with first and baby born pre term my first scans around 12 weeks then the rest follow

texasmamaof5 - 14 days ago
I wont know either since I don't do ultra sounds.

mumof3tob4 - 14 days ago
They r psychic I can never hold out not knowing I would of gone without knowing with last baby but my 1st son has health problems and daughter doesn't really like boys so had to get them ready for him but both of them love their baby brother this time I just have to find out I usually go by babies heart beat n do a few olds wives tales before too

BusyBeeMommy - 14 days ago
mumof3tob4: I swear, kids can be psychic! I think we will choose not to find out the gender of this baby. We didn't know with our son until a non-stress test ultra sound at 41 weeks. It was an accident. We let the ultra sound tech know we didn't know, and we didn't want her to reveal on accident. Sure enough, the second he was on the screen, there was his penis, clear as day lol. It's so exciting not knowing.

mumof3tob4 - 14 days ago
Austinjean thinking of u



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