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Week 5

This is a common week where moms-to-be will know that they are pregnant. Signs include your missed period and an increase of hormonal levels, morning sickness, fatigue, nausea, and sore breasts.

The size of the baby:

At this week, your baby’s size is similar to an apple seed.

The weight and height of your baby:

The height of the baby is around 0.13 inches or 3mm from the crown towards the rump or bum.

About your baby:

Your baby looks more or less like a tadpole. The embryo during this stage starts developing organs like liver, stomach, heart, and kidneys along with the systems like the nervous, digestive, and circulatory system. The amniotic sac, umbilical cord, and placenta are in the forming stage while the baby has a yolk and gestational sac around it.

About your body:

Morning sickness is most commonly seen during the first trimester. Other than that, you’ll experience fatigue, nausea, cramps, cravings and unusual symptoms. with an urge to urinate frequently. In addition, you might experience slight cramps when the embryo gets implanted within the uterus and stretches your ligaments. This is when spotting occurs as the cervix becomes sensitive during pregnancy. That being said, symptoms during pregnancy vary from one person to another, so there’s also a possibility that you might not feel any of these and experience symptoms like slight bloating!

Do & Don’ts:

  • Get plenty of rest during this period as according to most moms-to-be, the first trimester is one of the challenging phases of pregnancy. Look after yourself during this period and eat a balanced diet.
  • For treating morning sickness, try having small, frequent meals. Consume vitamin B6, take lozenges for reducing nausea, ginger capsules or acupressure wristbands.
  • For reducing fatigue, you can perform some light exercises, have some rest, and eat after every few hours so that your blood sugar levels are maintained.

Checklist:

  • Perform a pregnancy test once you miss your period
  • Make an appointment with your doctor when the pregnancy test is positive
  • Start consuming prenatal vitamins and eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Stay hydrated
  • Maintain a pregnancy journal
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
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