With every passing week now you are going to gain a few pounds. Don’t worry this will happen over a period of 8 months. But hey you just got a reason to go shopping, so put on your favorite pair of heels as soon you won’t be able to wear them after a while and buy some comfy jammies. By the 5th week of pregnancy, the baby is growing furiously in the uterus, and your body has started showing evident signs of pregnancy.
What’s going on in my body?
At five weeks pregnant your body might appear unchanged, but all the clothes that you can no longer fit into will tell a different story. This could happen because of your increased appetite or pregnancy bloating.
Others symptoms which can be experienced in 5 weeks pregnant include:
Swollen Feet and Ankles
Fast Growing Fingernails
While pregnancy causes the female body to go through some intense changes, it also brings a few changes that you will cherish and enjoy like:
• Soft and healthy hair
• Ample Bosom
• The proverbial “glow.”
What is the baby doing?
At 5 weeks pregnant, your baby has grown into the size of an apple seed. Now the embryo can be measured, and at 5th it is approximately 0.13 inches from its crown to rump ( head to bum). The baby has made 3 layers by now – ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm, that will later form the tissues and organs in his/her body.
In the following weeks, the baby will gradually double in its size. With the growth of the baby, the size of your belly will also start increasing.
5 Week Ultrasound
The babies in 5 weeks pregnant females have developed the yolk sac and gestational sac, which can be seen in an ultrasound. Within five you will also be able to tell if you are having twins. Twins usually have two separate sacs of fetal poles and yolk sacs. But if you are carrying identical twins, your uterus will consist of two yolk sacs, and only one gestational sac and the length of the embryo would be around 1.25mm long.
Start using anti-stretch mark lotions to prevent them
Take 400 mg of folic acid every day
Increase your calcium intake
Also Check: 6 Weeks Pregnant