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Week 5

Week 5 is commonly known as the period during which the moms-to-be come to know that they are pregnant. You have missed your periods till this week and you have increased hormonal levels, morning sickness, fatigue, nausea, and sore breasts.

The size of the baby 
The size of the baby during this week is similar to an apple seed.

Weight/height of the baby
The height of the baby during week 5 is around 0.13 inches or 3mm that is from the crown towards the rump or bum.

About your baby
During the 5th week, the baby looks more or less like a tadpole. The embryo during this stage starts developing organs like liver, stomach, heart, and kidneys along with the systems like the nervous, digestive, and circulatory system. The amniotic sac, umbilical cord, and placenta are in the forming stage while the baby has yolk sac and gestational sac around it.

About your body
Morning sickness is most commonly seen during the first trimester. Other than that you’ll experience fatigue, nausea, cramps, cravings and unusual symptoms. You might feel an urge to urinate frequently. You will feel cramps as the embryo gets implanted within the uterus and stretches your ligaments. You might find spotting as the cervix becomes sensitive during pregnancy. Symptoms during pregnancy vary from one person to another, so it is not obvious that you’ll feel all these symptoms during pregnancy. During the 5thweek of pregnancy, you might feel nothing or feel slight bloating as if you have gained a pound.

Do & Don’ts 
• Get plenty of rest during this period as according to most moms-to-be, one of the toughest phases of pregnancy is during the first trimester. Look after yourself during this period, eat a balanced diet and find out ways to feel better.
• For treating morning sickness, try having small, frequent meals. Consume vitamin B6, take lozenges for reducing nausea, ginger capsules or acupressure wristbands.
• For reducing fatigue, you can perform some light exercises, have some rest, and eat after every few hours so that your blood sugar levels are maintained.

• Perform a pregnancy test once you miss your periods
• Make an appointment with your doctor
• Start consuming prenatal vitamins
• It’s better to have enough amounts of water
• Maintain a pregnancy journal
• Eat a healthy, balanced diet
• Establish a plan in order to save the baby

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