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5 weeks pregnant - all you need to know

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five week pregnant you've just been

initiated to the pregnancy Club week

five is a common time for moms to be to

find out they're pregnant that's because

by now you've probably realized you've

missed your period and then thought whoa

maybe I should take a test Plus at five

weeks pregnant

heightened hormone levels may be giving

you symptoms that are tough to ignore

like sore breasts nausea and fatigue

okay so the club might not be so fun

right now but you'll eventually be so

glad you were remembered just give it oh

about eight more months how big is baby

at five weeks pregnant at five weeks

pregnant baby is the size of an apple

seed yep your embryo is now measurable

though at week five of pregnancy it's a

wee 0.1 three inches from crown to rump

and baby's gearing up for much more

growth in fact in the next week he or

she will almost double in size grow baby

grow five weeks pregnant is how many

months five weeks pregnant is about one

month pregnant yes you just discovered

you are pregnant and you've already got

one month in the books that's because

most doctors start counting pregnancy

from the first day of your last period

only eight months to go five weeks

pregnant symptoms

the pregnancy symptoms you feel that

five weeks are just the beginning of

this law of changes your body is about

to go through no need to dread the

entire pregnancy based on what's

happening right now many months to be

say the first trimester is the toughest

so think of it as getting the rough

stuff out of the way early in the

meantime take care of yourself and get

plenty of rest eat right and figure out

ways to help yourself feel better if you

are wondering what to expect at five

weeks pregnant here's what's most common

sore breasts morning sickness gets all

the attention but aching boobs may

actually be the most common symptom at

five weeks pregnant morning sickness

this bad boy is so inaccurately named

nausea and early pregnancy can happen at

any time of the day not just morning and

unfortunately some pregnant moms feel

queasy pretty much all day in fact if

you are five weeks pregnant with twins

you may be more likely to have severe

morning sickness experiment with

different strategies to find what helps

you deal with the queasy specced eating

small frequent meals is one good one you

might also try vitamin b6 ginger

capsules special nausea reducing

lozenges or lollipops and acupressure

wristbands fatigue at five weeks

pregnant it's normal to want to nap in

the middle of a board meeting a dinner

date a well pretty much any time you're

zapped from making a baby and there's

not much you can do about it except get

some extra rest do some light exercise

and eat every few hours so your blood

sugar doesn't drop so much that you lose

even more of your energy frequent

urination you might notice yourself

having the urge to pee more often early

in pregnancy this symptom at five weeks

pregnant is because your kidneys are

actually expanding cramps around four or

five weeks cramping could be a sign the

embryo has implanted nicely into the

lining of your uterus or it could be a

sign your uterus is expanding and

stretching your ligaments if you're

feeling cramping at five weeks pregnant

that severe or painful call your doctor

and get checked out to make sure it's

not a sign of a problem spotting when

you're five weeks pregnant spotting can

seem scary but a little blood on your

underwear could also be a sign of

implantation you might also spot a bit

after sex

since your cervix is more sensitive now

that you are pregnant this is totally

normal but if you are having something

that's less like spotting and more like

leading at five weeks pregnant or really

if you are concerned at all call the

doctor

some moms-to-be who are five weeks

pregnant feel no symptoms at all or it

might feel like at five weeks pregnant

symptoms come and go

and all of that is totally okay just

because you're not feeling sick or sore

doesn't mean there's something wrong

with the pregnancy

it just means you are lucky five weeks

pregnant belly at five weeks pregnant

your belly may look unchanged or you may

be a bit bloated or feel like you've

already gained a pound heck you might

feel so sick that you can't even worry

you could have lost a pound all those

scenarios are considered perfectly

normal and totally okay all pregnant

women are different than how their

bodies change throughout pregnancy

varies widely you're probably starting

to wonder a bit about overall pregnancy

weight gain the short answer is you

don't need to worry too much about it

yet doctors only recommend gaining a few

pounds during the first trimester and

that will probably happen without you

thinking too much about it the long

answer is that you will need to gain

weight your doctor will discuss

personalized weight gain recommendations

with you know that they vary based on

body type

here's what the American College of

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

recommends if you're underweight your

recommended total pregnancy weight gain

is 28 to 40 pounds in the second and

third trimesters aim to gain about a

pound per week if you're of average

weight your recommended total pregnancy

weight gain is 25 to 35 pounds

in the second and third trimesters aim

to gain about a pound or a little less

per week if you're overweight you're

recommended total pregnancy weight gain

is 15 to 25 pounds in the second and

third trimesters aim to gain a little

over a half pound per week if you're

obese your recommended total pregnancy

weight gain is 11 to 20 pounds in the

second and third trimesters aim to gain

about a half pound per week if you're 5

weeks pregnant with twins your

recommended total pregnancy weight gain

is 37 to 54 pounds in the first half of

pregnancy aim to gain about a pound per

week in the second half gained a little

over a pound per week wondering if you

could be 5 weeks pregnant with twins if

you were you probably wouldn't know it

yet though as we mentioned above some

twin moms swear they had worse morning

sickness they also may gain weight more

rapidly and start to show earlier than

women having one baby would 5 weeks

pregnant is a good time ask your partner

for a massage you might not have a big

bump but at 5 weeks pregnant your body

is working fast and furiously to grow

baby so you deserve a little TLC right 5

weeks pregnant ultrasound

your week five embryo doesn't look like

much more than a tadpole right now but

he or she's already starting to form

major organs heart stomach liver and

kidneys and systems digestive

circulatory and nervous if you don't

have a medical history that puts you at

higher risk for pregnancy complications

you won't likely have a five weeks

pregnant ultrasound instead your OB will

probably have you make an appointment

for your first prenatal visit around

week eight or nine and you'll just have

to wait impatiently we feel your pain

sorry when you do have your first

ultrasound the doctor or technician will

measure baby from crown to rump and

could adjust your due date based on

baby's size which would change which we

have pregnancy you're in you will have a

slew of blood tests and urine tests to

be sure you and baby are both doing fine

so while you are totally amped up to see

babies tiny fluttering heartbeat on the

ultrasound screen remind yourself that

you can wait a few weeks for the blood

draws and peeing in a cup welcome to the

club

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