Pregnancy Week 5 – Symptoms and Development
By pregnancy week 5, you are well into the first trimester of pregnancy and you’ll begin to see more and more of the major signs of pregnancy. Your baby is still not much bigger than a grain of rice. But the bones, spinal cord, heart, and muscles are steadily developing. The placenta also becomes more established and the umbilical forms to transmit nutrients from your blood supply to your baby.
Common Symptoms in Pregnancy Week 5
No more spotting!
As your baby will be fully implanted in the uterus, pregnancy spotting after week 4 of pregnancy becomes less common. An appointment with your obstetrician may be in order if you are experiencing spotting or bleeding.
Some unlucky moms to be will experience morning sickness from about week 5 of their pregnancy. This can last just a few weeks, or up well into the fourth month depending on your constitution. We’re still not totally sure how nausea during pregnancy got this name, either – it can strike any time of day or night!
You may also begin to experience slight pregnancy pains, tenderness or heaviness of the breasts and nipples. You may also find that you need to pee more often.
The other symptom you might experience is increasing tiredness. Your HCG pregnancy hormones are working overtime in your body and resulting fatigue is common.
Your Pregnancy To do List
Give Your Baby the Best Nutrients:
Good nutrition and exercise during pregnancy at this stage is really important – try and take a walk every day, drink plenty of water and eat lots of fruit and vegetables. The placenta is working hard to provide nutrients to your growing baby so you need to make sure there’s plenty available. This will also help combat fatigue and also ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Invest in Some Good Bras:
Find yourself a couple of really comfortable supportive maternity bras. You may not feel ready to switch to “Mom” bras, but they will help to ease breast pain during pregnancy and prevent sagging in the future. Modern maternity bras are much more stylish and practical that the old fashioned ones, too.
Pregnancy Resources for Week Five
Nausea during pregnancy from about week 5 is probably the most common, and most disruptive, symptoms of the first trimester of pregnancy. This article gives useful tips on how to minimize morning sickness so you can get on with life!
Download some great books to your kindle (or order real books!) and start reading up on everything there is to know about pregnancy, delivery, and parenting.
It’s never too early to start making positive lifestyle changes to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and give your child the best possible start in life.