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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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baby ali - 16.8 hours ago
Izzy- I went hospital today they didn't do the scan as its too early they sed they wudnt be able to see anything so booked me in for the 9th sept, they did a pregnancy test and sed it showed a strong positive they sed not to worry the brown discharge cud be implantation bleeding. Am happy so far xxxx fingers crossed for the 9th tho. Let me know what ur result is x

izzy2020 - 17.7 hours ago
Baby ali-did you go for the scan? I hope everything is ok. x

izzy2020 - 1 days ago
Baby ali...I've not done the test yet, last night i got period pain again and then some brown discharge...I'll do the test today hopefully. Praying all goes well at the scan for you. X

baby ali - 1 days ago
Izzy- what country you from? And have u done a test yet hun

baby ali - 1 days ago
Got scan appointment at 11:am not looking forward to it

baby ali - 2 days ago
Izzy- same happened to me Normaly get way with working around the calendar lolzz am gonna go 2mrw for the scan if I can get baby sitter😒 feel bloated now.

izzy2020 - 2 days ago
But I'll definitely look into the contraceptions too

izzy2020 - 2 days ago
Baby ali...i pray that everything will be ok when you go for the scan. I've never been on any contraceptions before, i have 3 kids and I've breastfed them until just under 2 years and somehow I've got pregnant after stopping breastfeeding. We use condoms on the days I'm fertile (it had worked lol until this time). This time it was just the 1 day we didn't use lol I feel its too soon for me but otherwise I'll also be happy if i am. When are you going for the scan? My second born is going to start full time school too on Tuesday so its just me and baby at home and bump if i am pregnant lol

baby ali - 2 days ago
And another thing is my husband is pissing me off LOL keeps saying am not having a mc and everything's okay like he's the efin! Doctor! I told him I never bleed during pregnancy and this is totally different, I think he's secretly happy about the pregnancy now and wants the baby, he has to understand it might not be there wen we go for the scan and I Dnt want him to be hurt by it. Although he did say if I have mc we r going on proper contraception I was ment to get the implant but didn't have the chance I defo will this time soon as possible can't take this risk and put myself through this again. R u on any contraception? I can't believe I was sooo stupid and not actualy having the implant soon as possible after my son was born

baby ali - 2 days ago
Izzy- same here I thought I would see if anyone else is here with me lol this is a shock pregnancy for me, hope am not mc as I kind of okay with the idea of having number 4, my bleedings stoped today just wen I wipe abit of brown stain that's it, but need to go hospital for a scan to see if it's okay or not, done another test b4 and its positive, I suffer from sciatica from my previous pregnacy and that hasn't totally gone and am scared wen I become heavily preg I wouldn't be able to move etc and got 3 kids to look after got no1 to help me my family live far away, but my daughter starts full time school from 2nd September which am looking forward to and my 3 year old goes nursery part time and I got my son at home which this year will be a lot easier. Hope the baby is okay and I haven't mc 😔 will let you know after scan if I have or not, and hope u get the result u want xx

izzy2020 - 2 days ago
Baby ali..time really flys, i can't believe its been a year already, it doesn't feel that long at all. When the pregnancy thought came to me i thought to check out this site as it kept me going last time, i was so surprised to see your post as i remember reading alot of your comments. This time I've signed in and its actually worked as last time it just didn't let me sign in. Hopefully all will be ok.

izzy2020 - 2 days ago
Baby ali, I don't feel like I'm pregnant but i can tell from the taste in my mouth (that tin taste lol).. i just feel too confused, abit of a surprise for me this time. My periods are always on time and changes only when I'm pregnant. I just pray that everything is ok. I'll do the test, will let you know.

baby ali - 2 days ago
Izzy- my sons gonna be 1 years old on the 1st of September how time fly by

baby ali - 2 days ago
Izzy- mines been 5 days now brown stains- blood thing, I spoke to the doctor over the phone today she advised me to do another home pregnancy test to see if am still pregnant, I told her I used all the testers wil need to get one later and then call her with the result. NOw that me and hubby have decided to keep the baby and get it over and done with I Dnt even no if I am still preg or if it's an early mc soooo confused, feel abit feverish and breast feel weird :0( hope you get the result u want x

izzy2020 - 2 days ago
Hey baby ali, this is my first time posting but last year we must have been in the same week as i used to read the comments and i remember you. My little one will be 1 too in few days. I'm going through what you've just described is happening to you,had just a bit of bleeding on the day i should have come on then nothing at all and 2 days ago started again but just brown and now its stopped . I've not done test little one is still breastfeeding and really was hopping for the 3 year gap (all mine have been 3 years apart) I'm so confused too.

baby ali - 4 days ago
Hello ladies, found out today am expecting again! My son is going to be 1 years old next week, and this pregnancy is a mistake, me and hubby wanted 4th baby in 3 years time defo not now but God had his own plans I guess, am really in a horrible situation as both of us didn't want it but hopefuly my heart accepts this pregnancy, another thing is I started my period 3 days ago and still got it it's brown in colour and nothing like the normal heavy red period and got bad period cramps has anyone had bleeding and had a healthy baby at the end??? Am scared and confused at the same time, I wouldn't get rid of it even tho it's a mistake but with me bleeding I Dnt want to loose it either. I went to the doctors today they confirmed positive test and do a cervical test to make sure the pregnancy isn't ectopic? Which isn't and am happy about it, but they Dnt no if its early miscarriage I have to wait for a scan date etc. and also I had diabetes with my son last year during pregnancy and afterwards it went will I get it again this pregnancy? Will it go away after birth or stay? If anyone has any answeres will be greatful

ckaySA - 5 days ago
I guess it somewhat prepares you for when baby arrives ;)...anyway, can't help but laugh at all the crazy dreams i've been having as well...this always happens lol...I have to commend my husband for his tolerance of my ups and downs during this last few weeks...seems the previous 2 pregnancies have trained him well lol...

angelfree77 - 6 days ago
I had a hard time sleeping early in pregnancy too...actually since conception. I would go to sleep fine, but then wake up early...1:30, 2:30, 3:30...and not be able to get back to sleep. Finally, once I reached week 12, I was able to sleep through the night...mostly.

ckaySA - 6 days ago
Been up since 3:30am...why??? lol...but my sleeping patterns have somewhat gone in reverse...still have nausea but acttually had a good day yesterday...but sitting here now i can feel my stomach turn...hope everyone is doing ok...

Taylorsbunno2 - 8 days ago
@aussiemumma wow check u out! Keep it up! I've never been a smoker due to heart problems but I'm sure it's really hard to quit and the fact this time you don't fancy one and the smell makes u sick then go you! I LOVE chocolate but of thought of eating it right now makes me feel sick!

aussiemumma86 - 8 days ago
Ah nausea has just started to hit i woke up this morning and felt like i was sea sick i forgot how tender your boobiea get when pregnant. I have just been on a holiday with all my family for a week and now maling the 7 hour drive back home. Not looking forward to the drive at all. I need a holiday to get over my holiday. Hows everyone else feeling? I know some people will find this absolutely appalling but I'm a smoker and i didnt smoke with my first son, i smoked with my 2nd son and have stopped smoking this pregnancy so i feel great and proud of myself it was hard to start with but i just dont feel lile kne and not having one for a while i did a week ago have 1 puff on my partners and it nearly made me throw up i didnt realise how much i would of stunk after a smoke i can really smell my partner after he has one and its gross. Sorry for raving on just was a little proud of myself for stopping considering i was a pretty big smoker before being pregnant.

Taylorsbunno2 - 10 days ago
I wake up with no symptoms what so ever. By 11am when I'm hungry after breakfast nausea hits me until I eat something lol. It's 6pm here in the UK AND I could go to bed first time I've felt tired. Think I'm going to move over to week 6 tomorrow as I found out on Monday I was 5+. And I quite like Fridays lol so ill stick with a Friday till our scan haha. ANYONE CRAVING ANYTHING YET?

ckaySA - 10 days ago
@taylorsbunno2, congrats on the positive test!! @ aussimumma i am just as tired and it hits me out of the mid day i have to take a nap...and then early boobs are noticeably larger and nausea still off and on...but boy am i thirsty..which in turn results in lots more toilet runs which i don't especially like during the night when i'm trying to sleep lol...

aussiemumma86 - 11 days ago
Is anyone else so bloody tired? Come 7pm I'm so tired so i head to bed then in a few hours I'm wide awake its driving me insane. No real nausea here. But my boobs are insane lol so sore. Can't wait till 8th september fpr my first appt.

Taylorsbunno2 - 11 days ago
Wow just wow.. Monday i had lots of discharge so took a OPK. raging positive so thought it was a duff one so i took another one, to yet see another raging OPK. So I then found a cheapie HPT and a raging positive! I didn't quite believe it and wondered howmany weeks I ccould be as I got my coil out the 2nd June and haven't had a period since. I do have PCOS.. I then went to my local supermarket and brought aclear blue digital and it said 3+. So I think I'm between 5-6 weeks. Didn't have no symptoms what so ever lol. This is my 3rd pregnant I have 2 girls from my previous relationship so this is my 3rd and my partners 2nd. I feel mad haha!

ckaySA - 11 days ago
5 weeks today!! and been having nausea on and off since last week...but boobs getting real tender and heavier (to me)...not sure if it's the prenatals but been constipated this last week as well (lol)...oh the joys! Congrats on reaching 6 weeks Rissa1

Rissa1 - 12 days ago
Oh boy, nausea set in off and on today...but I'll take off and on vs. on all day like it was my last pregnancy! Excited that I'll start week 6 Wednesday. I'm sure I'll be on here before your 1st appointments, ladies, but just in case, lots of luck and baby dust to you! My 1st appointment is on August 31st. It can't come soon enough! ;)

ckaySA - 13 days ago
@aussiemomma I have my first appt on 8th September as should be exciting!!

ckaySA - 13 days ago
@aussiemomma. i so feel you on the tired bit...

aussiemumma86 - 13 days ago
Hello week 5! Extremely tired. I'm on a holiday at the moment and just can't keep my eyes open come afternoon time. Hope everyone isn't having to bad of ms my first appt is on the 8th september with my gyno should be around 8 weeks. So I'm looking forward to that

ckaySA - 14 days ago
i'm 4w4days and nausea and lightheadedness(?)lol...has been my stronger symptoms with my boobs becoming really full and sensitive now...oh not to mention the taking it one day at a time...Rissa1 and beegee, before you know it 1st trimester is over then we can start enjoying the journey a bit more ;)

Rissa1 - 14 days ago
Thanks for the encouraging words, ckaySA and beegee! Congrats to you both on your pregnancies! I think I'll feel a little more relaxed once I get closer to 12 weeks, but I was paranoid when I had my daughter as well. And you're right, beegee, I'll be sorry in a week or two if this pregnancy is anything like my pregnancy with my DD. Hoping that MS is really light this time around though because I go back to teaching next week! Maybe if I'm busy it will make the 1st trimester go by a little faster. One can hope, anyway! Haha! ;)

beegee - 14 days ago
Rissa1- I'm sure you're fine, and you're going to regret saying that you wish you had stronger symptoms in about 2-3 wks. I was experiencing the same thing each pregnancy. Hang in there momma

ckaySA - 15 days ago
@Rissa1 so sorry about your mc...i'm sure everything is fine...but i can also understand why you would be concerned...guess that would be a natural reaction after your experience...but hang in there...

Rissa1 - 16 days ago
Hello, Week 5! Is anyone else experiencing symptoms that come and go (like breast soreness and nausea)? The only constant is having to go pee more often, but that might just be because I'm drinking a lot more water than usual. I feel like my symptoms were stronger a week or two ago than they are now...I'm just paranoid because I had a miscarriage around this time 7 months ago. I haven't had any bleeding, but I'm still nervous anyway :(

jyvonnes14 - 31 days ago
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goingcrazywithfourth - 45 days ago
Had a US today and no yolk sac yet :( Dr said it was normal but I have had 3 MCs so of course I'm worried. I have another one scheduled in 2 weeks.

goingcrazywithfourth - 47 days ago
Yay week 5!!

JDH - 54 days ago
Hi ladies! I'm feeling a little strange so far with this pregnancy. It's #4 and my husband and I decided to wait a while to tell people. His family will be super supportive and excited but I'm worried that my mom will not share in our excitement. Just worrying me a little. I'm not sure how I'll hide it for too long. My bloating has been awful just like with #3 and my belly button has already started changing. It's possible I'm further along. I have an 11 month old and never got my period back before testing positive for this pregnancy! I'm excited for them to be so close.

june2012 - 54 days ago
Exactly 5weeks today and so far I am okay except that I get tired. Op everyone else is doing fine in here... - 67 days ago
I'm so tired can barely do anything during the day at nights by 7 pm I'm done

lasal - 67 days ago
I five weeks 2 days and so tired! Anyone else this tired?

JustTheBaker - 73 days ago
WilliamsonBabies, if you are still around, there is a very good chance you are still pregnant! HCG levels double about every 48-72 hours while pregnant, but sometimes they are off to a slow start. I'm a surrogate, so had my HCG levels tested. Mine were low to start too, but have started doubling, and I've just hit 5 weeks now. Good luck to you!

xEricaLynn - 78 days ago
@shellybelly ~ Your due date will vary according to the progress your baby is making regarding his or her size as the pregnancy progresses. My last period was November 7, 2014, and according to calculators I should be due August 13, 2015. However, my OB has my due date as August 16, 2015. I wouldn't worry too much about your due date, as baby will come when he or she is ready anyway. Congrats! :)

shellybelly81 - 79 days ago
if you get a positive 5 days before your missed period, does that move your due date up? it obviously implanted early.

ladylinksbaby - 81 days ago
So i go in tomorrow morning to my doctors to be referred ro a ob. Nausea just set in so im bummed about that lol.

WilliamsonBabies - 83 days ago
I am sad to report that I had a MC on May 22nd at 5 weeks along. When I went to the ER and they tested my blood for my HCG level and it came back as 19 (which is really low). My Dr told me to get my blood taken a week later to make sure it had returned to 0. So I went and had my blood taken on 05-29-15 and my HCG level came back as 23.42. My Dr was very confused about this because it should not have gone up at all!! She told me to try the same blood test a week later. So on Friday June 5th I had my blood taken again and this time my HCG level doubled it is now at 44.84!! So now they are going to be doing an ultrasound this wendsday to try and find out what is going on. I have looked online but have not found anything similar to my case. Has anyone heard of this? I am totally at a loss on what is going on with my body. Is there any chance I could still be pregnant?

3scompany - 100 days ago
Hi, I got 2 bfp's on tuesday. This is my 6th pregnancy, and I have 3 kids. It wasn't completely unexpected, but it was still surprising! I'm excited! For now, my due date is Jan 20th. My first appointment is June 11th. My early ultrasounds usually end up pushing my due date to 9 days past the due date calculators.

WilliamsonBabies - 100 days ago
Hello week five!! I can't wait for my first appointment!! They are making me wait till I am 8 weeks before the Dr will see me!! It seems like forever!!

Arborlon - 102 days ago
Just found out I'm pregnant a few days ago. Estimated due date January 15th. Still shocked lol.

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