5 weeks pregnant
If you are 5 weeks pregnant, you can almost say with certainty: you are pregnant! Congratulations! The embryo is less than half a millimeter in size, but already consists of 125,000 cells and is developing at lightning speed. The heart is formed this week: love is already starting to grow
Your baby in week 5 of your pregnancy
The embryo looks like a tiny tadpole in week 5 of your pregnancy and is developing at breakneck speed. This tadpole already has a head, back and … tail! Rest assured, it completely disappeared in week 11 of your pregnancy and becomes part of the rest of the body.
The brain and spinal cord of the embryo are formed in week 5 of your pregnancy. The principles of blood circulation and the heart are also laid. The heart and blood circulation are the first parts that function. This will allow the embryo to grow rapidly, because oxygen and nutrients can now be pumped around quickly. It is impossible to imagine at this time that the embryo was once a fertilized egg . At the beginning of week 5, it already consists of 125,000 cells!
You in week 5 of your pregnancy
The pregnancy test is reliable from the fifth week of your pregnancy. You can’t believe it when you take the test: it’s positive, you’re pregnant ! Unfortunately, there can also be lesser sides. The symptoms of pregnancy can become increasingly severe. You can feel exhausted and your changing hormone balance can cause mood changes . There are many emotions involved in a pregnancy, and your body sometimes does not cooperate now.
Are you overdue, but is the pregnancy test negative ? Perhaps you have tested a little too early or there are other possible causes for the absence of your period .
You are probably on a pink cloud, while the uncertainty is also increasing. Will you become a good mother? Is it not too early? Most women choose to keep their pregnancy still for a while, so you now carry a big secret with you. A cocktail of emotions, while you also suffer from those pregnancy ailments … It is not easy, it is exciting!
7 steps that are important now
There are probably all kinds of questions going through your head now that you know you are pregnant. What should I eat and what should I not eat? When should I make the first appointment with the midwife? Read here 7 steps that are now important to you in this period.
Tip for 5 weeks pregnant
It cannot be said often enough: starting this week, a pregnancy test is reliable! Now it can become clear whether you are really pregnant or not . So go, get a test and do your pee (something that you will probably have few problems with during this period).
Also Read: Baby 3 weeks old , Baby 4 weeks old
Tips for You This Week
Avoid the litter box
Score! According to experts, moms-to-be shouldn’t clean the kitty litter box. It may cause an infection called toxoplasmosis, which could harm unborn babies.
Not only are you off litter-box duty (cat feces are a source of the parasite) for the duration of your pregnancy, but you also shouldn’t eat raw or undercooked meat or feed it to your cat, and you shouldn’t play in or clean out a child’s sandbox, which could be used as a litter box by local cats.Schedule a teeth cleaning
Teeth cleanings are okay for pregnant women — and needed since about 40 percent of moms-to-be have periodontal disease, which ups their chance of preeclampsia.
Dental X-rays should be saved until after baby arrives, though, unless the risk of not having one done outweighs the relatively small risk of radiation to the fetus.Know your off-limits foods
It’s time to take some eats off the menu, like unpasteurized foods and undercooked meat, fish and eggs. These can cause food-borne illnesses that are bad for baby.
Other foods that pregnant women should avoid include hot dogs, deli meats, fish with high mercury levels and raw sprouts.Soothe an upset stomach
When you need to quell a queasy stomach, here are some tips to try: Eat a protein-and-complex-carbohydrate combo, like whole wheat crackers and cheese or granola and yogurt. Or skip the solids and sip a smoothie or soup.
Make sure you get eight glasses of fluid a day, especially if vomiting is leaving you dehydrated. Ginger can be good for what ails a queasy pregnant woman. Use ginger in cooking — like in ginger-carrot soup or ginger muffins — infuse your tea with it, nibble on some ginger biscuits, nosh on some crystallized ginger or suck on some ginger candy.
And if your symptoms are particularly rough, ask your practitioner about taking a vitamin B6 supplement.Learn how to manage bloat
Gas: It’s like a cosmic joke — some of the healthiest foods can leave you feeling gassy…and not at all in the mood to eat your veggies.
Opt instead for healthy substitutions that won’t bring on the bloat — for example, mango instead of broccoli or strawberries instead of cabbage. Pop bagel chips instead of potato chips and poached chicken breast instead of those once-beloved chicken fingers.
And here’s a really simple way to deflate those tummy bubbles: Instead of sparkling water, opt for plain.Exercise safely
Should you or shouldn’t you work out when you’re nauseated? That all depends on how a workout makes you feel. If the queasies have you down at 5 weeks pregnant, try stepping outside for a brisk walk. Chances are, you’ll feel better — both from the fresh air and the exercise — after about 15 minutes.
Other workouts are fine, too, if they sit well with your stomach. Just make sure you have a tummy-approved snack (nothing that’s likely to come back up during warm-ups) before and after you work out, and don’t forget to stay hydrated.Pick your proteins
You know you need your protein, but chances are, you’ve had a falling out with meat (and chicken, and fish…) and can’t even be in the same room together, never mind share a plate.
You’ll eventually be able to stomach animal foods again, but until then, pick up protein from cottage cheese, yogurt, beans or soy products, especially tofu or edamame. Or consider quinoa, a nutty grain that packs a super-punch of protein in a comforting package.
If it’s leafy greens that turn you a not-so-delicate shade of chartreuse, become a yellow belly. Yellow vegetables are often easier to take, so try carrots or yams, or go for the beta-carotene in cantaloupe, mango, peaches and apricots.