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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

Comments on week 5

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I have been doing well. Just nausea on and off. I havent been too tired or sleepy. I get my first ultrasound in 2 to 3 weeks. I'm very excited. Hope everyone is doing well.

TinaMumof3 - 8 days ago
So my husband took me out for tea last night and I ordered my usual from there. It arrived and I began tucking in, half way through I thought I was going to be sick and had to leave it!!! Gutted lol! Looks like the nausea has kicked in along with feeling mega tired and achey chest, esp when I take my bra off. Week 6 for me in 2 days :) first midwife appointment next week. How is everyone doing? xx

babyblessings - 39 days ago
Thanks everyone for the support! It is just so comforting to know that people out there know what it's like! And that there are people who actually believe babies are a blessing! Hope everyone is having a good day!! Just got my first real experience with nausea while I was sleeping last was bad, but comforting too! I know that symptoms come with all those hormones doing their jobs!

g7 - 40 days ago
Welcome nausea 😣

bgscoobyluver - 40 days ago
Hi everyone, Kinda snooping around but saw ur post babyblessing. I completely understand and have experienced something similar when I was pregnant wit my 4th. I got a little ignorance thisw time too but bc im havin twins that news kinda trumps the fact that im having babies 5n6 and makes them excited LOL. But it sux that babies become something horrible to others once u get to a certain number but forget them! Congratulations on ur new blessing!

G7 - 40 days ago
O babyblessings that is just terrible. I am so sorry. ugh. I asked my mother in law about 6 months ago what she thought of us having another one - she said I was too old. My mom said she worried about autism - so I'm expecting raised eyebrows. We are going to tell them on Christmas which will be 15 weeks. But man I'm so sorry you had to experience that.

larisa929 - 40 days ago
My sono is scheduled for Nov 10. I can't wait! Only my mom and best friend know (besides my hubby). I'm waiting to say anything to anyone else bc I miscarried at 8 weeks 2 years ago. It's so hard to keep it in! I want to tell the world! Lol

babyblessings - 41 days ago
My ultrasound is scheduled for Nov. 9th. We just had a 4 day trip with my Mom and sister last week and I just couldn't hold it in. So by the 3rd night I let my 6 year old tell everyone. It was a disaster! No one even said congratulations until like 20 mins after we told them, like an after thought. All we got was 'When is this one due?' It is our fourth but yeesh!! I was so upset.I just expected a hug or something! They couldn't even be bothered to get off the couch. The men came over and shook my husbands hand, but nothing from my mom and sister! I went to my room and just cried. My family is obviously not normal! My husbands family will be much more supportive. So, I really regret telling them so soon. Honestly, because they don't deserve to know with that kind of rude behavior. But it is done. can't take it back. I won't see any of them again until thanksgiving, which is when I should have told them! Sorry to vent...But I needed that : )

Jennish - 41 days ago
I had mine! But then again I'm actually at the end of week 6 hahah. My week is boring though so I'll hang out with you ladies instead. ;)

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