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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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weber3 - 22.8 hours ago
@Amy congrats and glad to be on this journey with you. I had a healthy baby at 40 and another at 42 and hoping this one will turn out the same. almost at week 7. eachieve new day is a miracle to me. there are several of us ava mama's on here.

amy110 - 1 days ago
Hi Girls :) So excited to be back. Glad to make it to week 5 - the first weeks of the first trimester are so scary. Lost two in the past, but was blessed with two as well! I pray this one is strong and healthy - turning 40 at the end of the month, and this may be nearing our last shot. So glad to be here!!!

weber3 - 3 days ago
I know I can only handle one baby at a time so surely that's all God is gonna give me. Wishing for a boy cause my boys are the best. But I will not be disappointed whatever I get. My girl is a big handful so one girl is enough but for her sake I would like a girl cause she wants a sister so bad.

aussiemum86 - 3 days ago
I'm really looking forward to the 12th of may for my first u/s not that far away but I'm dying to get it done to male sure there is 1 bub and not 2 I'd die if i had twins lol. I have 2 boys so really hoping for a girl but will be blessed with what ever as long as the baby is healthy.

weber3 - 4 days ago
@sarah yeah after a loss our innocence is taken away and pregnancy just isnt the same carefree experience. it is full of fears and tears and analyzing everything we or our bodies do or feel. i just try to take one day at a time and enjoy today and thank God every time i pee and there is no blood on the toilet paper. I feel good about this pregnancy and so hope that my feelings are right.

weber3 - 4 days ago
@aussiemom i have my first appointment on the 12 of may as well. i feel quite queasy at times. not sure how this pregnancy will go but i am never sick, just feel sick. and yeah my breasts are so tender. i nearly lose it when anyone touches them.

weber3 - 4 days ago
@notsureandscared. I am glad you told your mom. Hope she was ok with it. How did she react? just thought since you brought God into the picture.....i think praying about this a dangerous thing...abortion is wrong before God. It is murder which is never right. so God would never tell us to abort our babies.

NotSureAndScared - 4 days ago
@weber3 Thank you for your encouragement!!! I finally told my mom today and I will see what GOD says outside of my bf's voice and my own fears voice... Praying through it all.

sarahann - 5 days ago
Thanks weber3! The one I lost was my second pregnancy, it was towards the end of 2008, so a while ago now. I didn't know we had lost it until I had a scan and showed the heart had stopped beating. It was in the first trimester and I had to go for a D&C as I didn't miscarry naturally. I never worried with the first pregnancy, but now after the missed miscarriage I've been anxious ever since.

aussiemum86 - 6 days ago
Today my bb are killing me really tender today. Apart from that i haven't had any nausea i guess that's a good thing in one way. I do feel sorry for the other mummies that get really bad ms. I booked for my first gyno appt today i go on the 12th may. Soo looking forward to that. I head to the doctors tomorrow to get a referal for the gyno and book a dating scan not that i really.need one but i get to see bubs, so any chance i can take i will. Has anyone else been to there doctor yet or had an u/s ?

weber3 - 7 days ago
Isn't it so amazing that these little ones already have a hear?just been studying the picture in week 5

weber3 - 7 days ago
@sarahann congrats and praying you have a great pregnancy. I had one baby at age 40 and one at 42 and hoping this pregnancy goes well. Glad to be on this journey with you. And sorry for your previous loss. How long ago was it? I had a loss about 3 months before my 2 year old. @jory yeah I appreciated hearing your input about older mom's.

NotSureAndScared - 7 days ago
I'm not married. Just found out I'm pregnant on Tuesday. My boyfriend and I are from two opposite cultures (Black & Arab) and just made it official although I've known him for a while... we're in the 'honeymoon' phase of falling in love and I'm afraid... abortion is being discussed (although I've never had one) and I'm just not sure how his family will tolerate our child... part of me is super excited since my son is 5 and i wanted more children... well once I was married & settled. Mostly venting but feel free to comment any advice.

sarahann - 7 days ago
Thanks jory927! That's great to know from a 'child's' point of view :)

jory927 - 8 days ago
Congrats @sarahann!! My mom had me at 43, I have loved having an 'older' mom!

aussiemum86 - 8 days ago
Hello week 5! Yay! Hows everyone doing?

sarahann - 8 days ago
Hi all! I'm back again on this site, although I didn't expect to be! I've got a 7yo girl and 5yo boy, and years ago gave away all our baby stuff as we were happy with our two. Well, nature has other ideas, and having just turned 40, I've just found out we're now expecting number 3! I'm a little worried because of our age, but so excited at the same time! My dates have me at about 8 weeks, however I had an ultrasound which puts me at 5 weeks. Hoping for all to be ok (we lost one to a missed miscarriage previously). Glad to be joining you all on this journey!

weber3 - 8 days ago
@krystal congrats!!! So exciting to have #2!!

weber3 - 8 days ago
@notsureandscared I would encourage you to not worry about what the family thinks. This baby growing inside of you is your family and you will regret it one day. I know several people who have had abortions and it really hurt them and haunted them for the rest of their lives. Men come and go in life but our kids are with us forever. When I was much younger I was pregnant from a relationship and not married and had made an appointment to terminate the pregnancy. I started seeing babies everywhere and I kept having thoughts that I was going to have to stand before God one day and give account for what I did and I simply realizes I could not live with that on my conscience forever. I wish you much support and love at this time in your life. Big hugs to you as you face this huge mountain thst is before you. Please give life to your baby. It is a gift from God that will bless you more than you will ever know. One day you and your man will be out of the honeymoon stage and your man will be different than he is now and that baby will so bless your life with love and fill some of the lonely spots in your own heart. I have also hears of people who had abortions and we're never able to conceive after. I know one girl who was having trouble conceiving and her hubby was going to leave her for another woman if she could not give him a baby. Just some thoughts from my own experience. Hugs to you.

jory927 - 8 days ago
Congrats @krystalg90!!!

krystalg90 - 8 days ago
I got a BFP yesterday and the DR said I was about 6 weeks :) baby number two hoping for a boy :)

NotSureAndScared - 9 days ago
I'm not married. Just found out I'm pregnant on Tuesday. My boyfriend and I are from two opposite cultures (Black & Arab) and just made it official although I've known him for a while... we're in the 'honeymoon' phase of falling in love and I'm afraid... abortion is being discussed (although I've never had one) and I'm just not sure how his family will tolerate our child... part of me is super excited since my son is 5 and i wanted more children... well once I was married & settled. Mostly venting but feel free to comment any advice.

weber3 - 12 days ago
Is anyone feeling any symptoms yet? I was worried that I wasn't even peeing a lot yet but that changed today lol. Starting to feel a bit of pressure not much but I finally feel a bit pregnant. Week 4 felt like an eternity. So glad I made it to week 5.

Dixie3 - 30 days ago
Hi girls, I got a BFP a few days ago. This will be baby #4 for me and a complete 'surprise'. My other 3 were very carefully planned so my husband and I are a bit shocked at the moment! Not sure how I'm feeling at the moment- a bit down I think because I thought my baby making days were done. I know the excitement will kick in soon and I will be really happy, I just have to come to terms with the idea of it all. Having 4 children was not something I had ever considered. I am not sure how far along I am because I wasn't keeping track of my lmp- going for a dating scan in a couple of weeks but I think I'm between 5-7 weeks. Looking forward to the shock wearing off and the excitement to start.

happybrownie - 31 days ago
Hi everyone! We found out two weeks ago that we are expecting baby no 2 :) I will be 6 weeks this Saturday. We have a daughter who is 4,5, and have really wanted siblings for her for a while now. I had 2 early miscarriages in the last 7 months so Im very anxious to see a heartbeat soon. I have my first GP appointment next week and hopefully she will send me for an early scan. I used to follow this website when I was pregnant with my daughter but I never commented before:)

mom2beof6 - 32 days ago
Hello week 5 :). How is everyone doing here ?

chrissy0423 - 32 days ago
Mrscarr- we have the same due date. :-) I can't help you with the nausea, I haven't had much of it. I'm a little worried because I don't really have many symptoms. The last time my symptoms went away, I lost the pregnancy. I'm hoping I'm just lucky so far.

mrscarr - 33 days ago
I am so nauseous! I'm pregnant with my third child, DD 11/12/15. But I'm also so hungry! I swear, this nausea gets worst with every pregnancy. I'm also showing a little baby bump as well. Anyone else showing early? Also help with nausea??? My ob/gyn apt is not for another two weeks. Should I just go to the hospital for some type of relief? Oh and congrats to everyone here! I'm excited for all of our journeys!

chrissy0423 - 38 days ago
I am 5 weeks today! Hopeful for this to be my rainbow baby. :-)

StefDek - 39 days ago
2b wow I am sorry you have experienced so much devastation. My heart is with you always! I am due with my 3rd on Nov 5th!! My first who is 4 was born July 31st and my second was born Sep 23rd so..This will be interesting!

StefDek - 39 days ago
Hello everyone. I just found this site and joined =] If you guys want to add me on FB that would be great. I just found out I am almost 6 weeks pregnant with my 3rd. I have 2 boys, a 4 year old and 18 month old. I am shocked because I was actually supposed to start BC tomorrow lol. I hope its a girl!!! I am getting my tubes tied after this one... This is exciting, nerve wrecking and scary all at the same time!! Even though its my 3rd I am still nervous. I have to have c-sections =[

joelyne - 46 days ago
I'M SO EXCITED AND SHOCKED! After having a spontaneous miscarriage on January 26th 2015 and Today March 3rd 2015 at 12 pm I took a first response 6 days sooner test and got a bfp. I couldn't believe my eyes, It happened a lot soone than I imagined, symptoms:sensitive to smells, tired, frequent trip to the bathroom and brown discharge sorry it's t.m.i Est Due Date sine MC is November 2nd 2015. Feeling absolutely blessed. @lilpigz: Congratulations!!!!! Good seeing you on here again.

Sarah4186 - 50 days ago
I found out earlier this week that my husband & I are expecting our 2nd child, we are super excited!! I also have Fibromyalgia and holy cow my body is hurting more than it ever has. Does anyone else have this illness as well or something close to it? If so how are you dealing with the additional body pains. I'm hoping this will pass but if not I'm still super blessed to be having another baby.

2bBlessedw2 - 51 days ago
LILPIGZ-Yay for ancient mamas!!!! LOL

surprise-4 - 51 days ago
Can't believe I'm back here again! #4 and a total surprise for us as it took years and clomid/injectables to get pregnant with my last two. We sold ALL of our baby gear three days before I took the test to rule out pregnancy before calling my doc. Oops! My hips are killing me. Ligament type pain. Especially at night. Don't remember hip and lower back pain this early with the others :( Happily feeling crappy here!!

monkeymomma - 51 days ago
I am already in maternity pants and extremely tired!

lil.pigz - 53 days ago
Hi all. I am 5 weeks as of yesterday. This is baby #8 for me. I have been on here for what feels like forever,lol. In fact 2b and I go way back. Guess we are like the ancient elders of this site,lol. I have 7 kids on earth, 5 angels in heaven. They have all been delivered by c-section as well. Hope to get to know you all better:)

2bBlessedw2 - 53 days ago
Hi ladies. I have been on this site for thousands of days! LOL I have an almost 7 year old girl and a recently turned 2 yo little boy. This is pregnancy number 16 for me. A long history of devastation and loss. My most recent losses were in March and Sept last year in the second trimester. I found out on V-day at 9DPO that I am expecting baby number 3. I pray this little baby makes it. My heart can't take much more pain. Congrats to all who are finding out that they are pregnant. This site is no where like it use to be 5-7 years ago...but I still like to come here for my pregnancies to meet mommies. I am due Oct 29th though I ALWAYS have my babies early so end of Sept or beginning of Oct is more likely...if I'm lucky and don't go too early like I did with my daughter! She was 13 weeks early! I figured I would post my comment in here too since its really quiet in the 4 weeks page. I'm 5 weeks on Thursday. 😊

monkeymomma - 53 days ago
I'm jealous of all of ya' ultrasound until 20 wks unless there's a concern!

monkeymomma - 54 days ago
Hello! I too have been on here since 2007, and have 2 boys. Back again for #3. Hoping for a girl but obviously want a healthy baby first.

kirra82 - 56 days ago
Hi Ladies!! Congratulations to all of you. This is my 3rd, first 2 were planned. This one is a welcomed 'accident'. Had an U/S last week but was too early to see anything other than the sac, will go back at 7 weeks. Looking forward to the next 7 months, this is definitely my last and I plan to enjoy it all :)

nikki.e - 58 days ago
Amw050383 congratulations! I'm so jealous! I have to wait until 9 weeks for my first ultrasound. Like you I'm having brief waves of nausea and tired, but nothing else.

amw050383 - 58 days ago
Hi ladies! I am 5 weeks 3 days today. This will be my 2nd and I am hoping to meet some new people here! Still feeling pretty good. A little tired, boobs a tad sore, and little brief moments of nausea...nothing major at all though. I cant remember when the nausea kicked in with my son so I am just waiting haha! I have my 1st ultra sound next Friday so fingers crossed all looks like it should! How are all you ladies feeling?!

nikki.e - 60 days ago
Hi ladies. I can't believe I'm back here. I've been a member since 2007. I have two gorgeous children, a girl and a boy, and although we have always questioned the idea of a third my husband was set on a firm no. We visited the dr 2 weeks ago to address my anxiety issues (panic attacks etc) so she did a full blood test on me including a pregnancy test. My tests came back great, healthy, and the pregnancy test came back negative. Anyway, my dr started me on meds for the anxiety. Monday I was going to go back to the dr because my perio was 8 days late and I was convinced it was because of the meds. I took a urine pg test just to rule out pregnancy and to my surprise the second line came up straight away. Three tests later I went back to my dr and questioned the blood test, and she ordered another one for which I got the results yesterday and yes, I am pregnant! My husband it over the moon, very excited! We gave ALL our baby stuff away I we have to start from scratch. I don't feel pregnant so I am eager to start feeling symptoms and have that scan done at 9 weeks. I used this site for both my pregnancies and made some awesome friends. I am looking forward to getting to know you and enjoy our journies together! X

happythirdbaby - 63 days ago
babylove5 they say cervical mucus comes around days before ovulation. So my came 18th and we had sex 21st and I suspect I ovulated 22nd but could well have ovulated 23rd, and if it is the later date then I am very much on the fence and may have another girl on the way... littleaussiechick, yes you're likely to have a boy this time!!!

LittleAussieChick - 65 days ago
HappyThird, interesting stuff! I have heard of the timing around ovulation thing for gender selection but hadnt heard the name 'Shettle' associated with it until now. :) I also hadnt heard of the orgasm creating an alkaline environment part either. I wish you all the best! BABYLOVE, what cycle day did you do the 'Deed' this pregnancy? Do you have any predictions to put out there now? Going on this theory you guys have described then - with my first being BD'ing on CD 17 and being a boy then my daughter BD'ing CD 14, I must be preg with a boy again because we BD day 17 this time ;)

babylove5 - 65 days ago
I didn't use a kit or anything just checked cervical mucus and that's a great way to know. The only reason I remember w my daughter was because I wasn't trying to get pregnant and it was early to Hv sex and get pregnant.

happythirdbaby - 65 days ago
babylove5 yeah i am quite sure I ovulated whenI thought I did, but sometimes have doubt as I was going by cervical fluid, instinct, etc, rather than an ovulation kit. Am praying it'll go ok, and am glad that it worked for you. My cycle is pretty regular...

babylove5 - 66 days ago
Happythirdbaby I did the same thing and I'm pregnant with my 4th boy. My first is a girl and I conceived her on like the 10th and I ovulate the 14th. My boys I had sex on the 13th at night and ovulate 14th. The only flaw in this method is if your ovulation dates vary.

happythirdbaby - 66 days ago
LittleAussieChick - that's incredible! 3 under 3.5!!!! 'Shettle' is supposedly one of the most reliable methods of trying for either sex. So to maximise the chances of conceiving a boy, I had to have sex nearly bang on ovulation day (male sperm swim faster but die quicker), and nothing for the days running up to it or after ovulation. It also says I have to orgasm(to create a more alkaline environment which the male sperm prefer). It also talks about foods you should or shouldn't eat but I didn't follow that really.

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