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5 Weeks Pregnancy - What are the Symptoms in a 5 weeks Pregnant Women?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 05 Jan 2019 - Written by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Sailaja Vuppu - MBBS

The symptoms of 5 week pregnancy include swollen breasts, morning sickness, fatigue, urge to urinate more, and abdominal cramps. When a woman is 5 weeks pregnant, then the size of the baby is similar to an apple seed. The formation of the vital organs in the body has already started during this stage of pregnancy.

Let’s Discuss in More Details About Symptoms at 5 Weeks Pregnant:

You are 5 weeks pregnant now and all set to join the pregnancy club, or it may be the time when you just missed your periods and thought of taking pregnancy tests strikes your mind – in both ways just stick to this article to know all about 5-week pregnancy symptoms. The gimmick of hormones may indicate 5 weeks pregnant symptoms that are simply difficult to ignore.

1- Swollen or Sore Breasts

Generally, it is the morning sickness, which grabs all the attention. But sore and aching breasts may be one of the most prominent symptoms, which signify that you are pregnant.

2- Fatigue

Your body is highly committed to the task of making a baby, which takes a lot of energy; hence you may feel drowsy or tired all the time as you need to rest more. Also, it's pretty obvious that you may want to take a power nap at different intervals of the day, pretty much in between office hours, in a kitty party or simply in leisure time at 5 weeks pregnant.

3- Morning Sickness

Morning sickness can be defined as a feeling of being nauseated or sometimes an urge to vomit. Women at 5 weeks pregnant may experience a feeling of nausea at any time of the day during early pregnancy.
A 5 weeks pregnant lady feeling morning sickness
In case you are lucky enough to be blessed with twins then you are more susceptible to experience severe nausea during first trimester of your pregnancy.

4- An Urge To Pee More

Frequent urination is a sign, which denotes that your kidneys are now expanding during early pregnancy. You may experience a sudden urge to pee more often at 5 weeks pregnant.

5- Abdominal Cramps

Mild pain or abdominal cramps similar to the menstrual cramps may be a sign that the embryo has nicely invaded the walls of your uterus. These cramps are due to the expansion and stretching of your ligaments. Such mild pains are normal but in case of severe pain consult a healthcare professional and get a medical checkup done to ensure there are no pregnancy-related risks involved.

6- Spotting

When you are 5 weeks pregnant a spot of little blood may not seem the right thing to you at first sight. However, it can be a sign that the implantation has occurred successfully and your seed is now burrowed to the lining of your uterus. So its normal to have bleeding which tends to appear more than spotting but heavy bleeding similar to that of menstrual bleeding can be a sign of serious issue related to your pregnancy.

Belly At 5 Weeks Pregnant

At 5 week pregnancy, you may be concerned about the appearance of your belly as you may not want to appear pregnant. Usually, the appearance of your belly remains unchanged, up to 18 weeks of pregnancy - so don't worry. However, you may feel bloated or feel like you have put up a little weight. Moreover, doctors do suggest for a healthy weight gain throughout your pregnancy depending upon your body type.

How Big Is Your Baby At 5 Weeks Pregnant?

At week 5 pregnancy size of your baby is similar to that of an apple seed.

5 weeks pregnant size of baby

Yes, you’re right, your baby is now measurable and the size of the baby measures around 0.13 inches when measured from head to buttocks. By next week your baby may grow almost double in size.

How Your Baby Look Like At 5 Weeks Pregnant?

At 5 Week pregnant, the embryo just looks like a tadpole. Your Baby has now begun to form major organs like heart, stomach, liver, kidneys and many systems like circulatory, digestive and nervous.

What Happens To Your Body At 5 Weeks Pregnant?

The symptoms you experience at 5 weeks pregnancy are just a result of your hormonal surge. Many ‘Moms To Be’ realize that first trimester is the toughest of all and want to get rid of the discomfort at the earliest. This is a phase, which needs swift attention to your health as your body needs plenty of rest, healthy diet and ways to make you feel comfortable.

Checklist At 5 Weeks Pregnant

The first trimester is the most crucial time for you as well as for your baby. You need to follow certain regimes for keeping your health in good condition. Here is a checklist you should follow during 5-week pregnancy-

1- Switch To A Healthy Diet

As proper nutrition is very crucial for you and for the growth of your baby, it is advised to include fruits and vegetables in your diet to make it richer in vitamins and proteins. Moreover, you must load up your diet with BIG 5 nutrients like folate, zinc, iron, calcium, and fiber.

2- Get Proper Health Check-Ups Done

Undergoing regular health checkups is an important aspect for keeping yourself and your baby healthy.
Regular health checkups is important when you are pregnant
Regular health checkups can be a helping hand in identifying and reducing pregnancy-related health issues.

3- Start Planning For Your Baby’s Future

As you are going to be a mommy soon, it brings a lot of responsibilities to you. So start planning to give your baby a bright future and come up with a plan to save more money and resources for your baby.

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal

Written by

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician
Agra

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal is an obstetrician, gynecologist and infertility specialist who is providing her valuable expertise in the field of gynecology and infertility issues. She ensures that the patients receive the required fertility treatments well on time. Dr. Kavita specializes in the treatments like High Risk Pregnancy Care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Reproductive Medicine. Currently, she is practicing at Amit Jaggi Memorial Hospital, Vibhav Nagar, Agra.

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Vedika Sharma

You might have short breath and constipation too during the 5 weeks of pregnancy and they are completely normal.

Oct. 3, 2018, 12:11 p.m. 5.0

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Nupur Kathuria

I am 3 weeks pregnant and I am scared to have all those symptoms soon. Wish me luck!

Sept. 15, 2018, 2:35 p.m. 5.0

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Charu Joshi

This is the best time to have multivitamins tablets and increase your immunity level as you might be sensitive to various germs during your 5 weeks of pregnancy.

Aug. 26, 2018, 5:59 p.m. 4.5

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Satya Gupta

At 5 weeks pregnancy, the heart and circulatory framework of the baby start to shape in the center layer. This week, the little heart of the baby starts isolating into chambers, beats and pump blood. The central layer frames the child's muscles, ligament, bone and under the skin tissues.

Oct. 28, 2017, 3:54 p.m. 4.5

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Sujata Lavani

You must eat as healthy as possible in your 5 weeks pregnancy. Eat vegetables that are dark green like broccoli, kale and spinach. You should have carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, corn and yellow peppers also. 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables such as spinach or lettuce, or 1/2 cup chopped vegetable...

Oct. 28, 2017, 3:54 p.m. 5.0

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