If you are 5 weeks pregnant, the pregnancy ailments (if you already had) worsens and more of the hCG hormone is produced. If you do a pregnancy test now, it can tell you that you are pregnant. Women who are sensitive to these hormones suffer from nausea, headache, fatigue and sensitive or tense breasts. If you have no complaints, you can praise yourself very happily. In any case, you do not have to worry as long as you do not have extreme blood loss, fever or abdominal pain.
Your baby's growth
At 5 weeks pregnant your baby grows to about 2 millimeters. This is similar to a rice grain. That seems very small, but you will be amazed at how much has already been developed. There are already starting arms and legs (in the form of bumps), there is started with the construction of the heart, the brain and the spinal cord is formed. At the beginning of this week or end of last week, the embryo still looked like a tadpole, but with an internal ultrasound a head, tailbone and starting spine can be seen.
Beware of toxic substances
The last thing you want is that your pregnancy be terminated early. It is therefore wise to be careful with harmful substances.
Do you still smoke? Then throw away your cigarettes. Also leave the wines or other alcoholic beverages.
If you have a cat, now that you are 5 weeks pregnant, you better not change the litter box. The stool of your cat can contain a parasite that can cause serious abnormalities in your child. Therefore, pay attention also when you work in the garden and wear gloves for safety. This parasite can also be found in raw meat products such as tartar and filet americain.
5 weeks pregnant with no symptoms
Even though you have no symptoms of pregnancy yet. Be careful with cheeses made from raw milk. With these cheeses there is 'au lait cru' on the package.
Finally, it is also better to avoid organ meat (such as liver sausage) from now on.
Also read: What you can or can not eat during pregnancy!
There is also a very handy book about pregnancy that every woman should read. Written by specialists and a handy reference book for when you want to look up something quickly.
Help others with fertility problems
If you are 5 weeks pregnant, you have a certain amount of hormones in your urine. These hormones can help other couples with fertility problems. The organization Mothers for mothers collects urine from women who are just pregnant so that medicines can be made. Would you like to help others to be in happy expectation? Then contact this organization.
5 weeks pregnant: In the pregnancy calendar you follow the development of your baby from week to week