5 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Baby Size, Foods to Eat, Pregnancy Tips

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35
Weeks to go!

5th Week Pregnancy Highlights

First Ultrasound!

This will be your first prenatal visit and you might have your first ultrasound during this visit. Your baby’s heart may start beating by next week!

Important announcement

Since your pregnancy is confirmed and you get a few tell-tale signs like nausea, vomiting, etc., you may choose to announce it to your near and dear ones, if you wish.

Pregnancy Milestone

At week 5, you’re into your second month!

Your Baby’s Development
During Week 5

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Week 5
Baby’s Growth

weight (lbs)

0.1 g.

Length (cm)

0.34 cm.

Approximate size

Orange Seed

How Big is Baby?

Your baby is now the size of an apple seed!

By week 5, you must have missed your period and checked the pregnancy through home pregnancy tests. It is time to visit a gynaecologist to confirm the baby’s presence in the womb. Right now your baby looks like a tadpole growing vigorously!

Baby’s Length: 0.25 cm.

Baby’s Weight: 0.1 g.

Mother’s Changing Body:
What to Expect

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During this period, you may experience mild physical discomfort as the body is preparing to nurture and develop your little prince or princess.

Women with irregular menstrual cycles might not know that these symptoms are due to pregnancy and it will take a few more days for them to discover it.

5th Week Pregnancy Symptoms

No symptoms?

Don’t worry. Many women don’t feel anything yet this week. In fact, most early pregnancy symptoms don’t start until next week

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Pregnancy Tips for Week 5

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This is a preconception phase and you need to take better care of yourself to ensure a smooth pregnancy. Therefore, you should

  • For frequent urination, do not cut back on your water uptake instead avoid diuretics such as caffeine to keep a check.
  • The trick to controlling nausea is simple - do not skip meals even if it makes you feel sick.
  • To control excessive saliva, you can try sugarless chewing gum which can keep your mouth a little dryer.
  • The best tip for food craving is to listen to your body and eat healthy food.
  • Take enough rest and eat right to beat fatigue

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