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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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monkeymomma - 13.2 hours ago
I am already in maternity pants and extremely tired!

lil.pigz - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 days ago
I'm jealous of all of ya' ultrasound until 20 wks unless there's a concern!

monkeymomma - 3 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 - 5 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 13 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 15 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 - 15 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.

LittleAussieChick - 15 days ago
No symptoms for me yet either. If I remember correctly, week 6 is the nausea point for me. Although i have never experienced it too severe in the past, just a hungover like feeling in the evenings..

LittleAussieChick - 15 days ago
Hi HappyThird! Congrats on number three! Im expecting number three too. :) I have a son 3 in late March and a daughter 20 months...this pregnancy is a suprise! Not planned but now that the shock has settled we are very excited. Also anxious at the prospect of three within 3.5 years. Eeeps! lol What is 'Shettles'?

happythirdbaby - 15 days ago
Hi - I've just joined. I'm mum already to 2 lovely girls, soon to be 2 and 4. I'm hoping for a boy this time round (tried Shettles haha!) No symptoms yet, aside from backache and slight pains to the sides of my belly.

mumof3tob4 - 38 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 - 38 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 - 38 days ago
austinjeanxo and mumof3tob4 any updates? Keeping you both in my thoughts.

mumof3tob4 - 39 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 - 40 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 is only mm's long!

austinjeanxo - 40 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 - 40 days ago
Due to that reason too thought up may of been seen earlier too

mumof3tob4 - 40 days ago
That's a lot of mc I hope it all works well for u

holz8519 - 40 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 - 40 days ago
Holz have u had pre term babies

mumof3tob4 - 40 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 - 40 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 - 40 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 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 41 days ago
I'll be on daily. This is my safe place. <3

mumof3tob4 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 41 days ago
Haha, I don't feel pregnant lol.... Let's just hope that's just me being lucky.

mumof3tob4 - 41 days ago
Sorry ment to say you not unfortunately my phone chooses what it writes and I don't look before sending

mumof3tob4 - 41 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 unfortunately have symptoms of pregnancy still

austinjeanxo - 41 days ago
Ya at the time I was 5 weeks 2 days

mumof3tob4 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 41 days ago
Period pain is a normal feeling in early pregnancy too I felt it worse with each baby

austinjeanxo - 41 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 - 41 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 - 41 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 - 42 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 - 42 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

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