From Body Carre we are going to see two pregnancies of two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.
5 weeks gestation: the embryo already has a beating heart! Yes, and if you are lucky, on the ultrasound you will be able to see the rapid rhythm of the heart even though you can barely see your baby. Its size is comparable to that of a sewing needle. His head and heart are so small that an ultrasound at this stage would be impossible to detect. The head in this phase is the part of the body that develops the most. The brain and nervous system are forming at their peak, and it is very important that the mother is taking folic acid because it helps prevent malformations in the embryo. The entire structure of the small body is already substantially formed, the yolk sac and the placenta are giving full support through the micro blood vessels, with all the oxygen and nutrients necessary for the proper growth of the baby.
Now the baby is an embryo that is no larger than 2mm! Imagine a very small grain of rice that is not yet in defined shapes. Its appearance is very similar to a tadpole, but the most beautiful that could exist. Very soon it will have human features and may be easier to see on ultrasound.
By the way, speaking of ultrasound, some women often do it in this period of pregnancy. It is common not to see the baby, but only the gestational sac, as well as the yolk sac at 5 weeks of pregnancy. If this happens, don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal! Your heart may start beating in this period, but still without a proper rhythm, but your little heartbeat is expected to return to normal soon. The heartbeat begins to go through an involuntary contraction of the heart ventricles, which will enliven the others around you. In a matter of seconds, the heart begins to beat and within it a new life grows even stronger!
The internal sensations of the mother in the 5th week of pregnancy
At this stage, the woman may have missed her period, but the hormones were already giving clues. Humor can be a real roller coaster! Now sad, sometimes happy, sometimes angry, sometimes extremely hungry or dizzy. In this phase, symptoms start to appear, but some women feel nothing at all! The embryo’s fetal development will bring even more symptoms to the body , because the corpus luteum hormone that supports early pregnancy is being stimulated.
This stage is ideal to see a trusted doctor. You will need to start prenatal care as soon as possible. If you have not done a blood test, your doctor will order it, do not be alarmed, they will do many more! You might just be disappointed with the time it takes to get the ultrasound done. Remember that the longer you wait, the better. Allow time for fetal development to happen and you can more accurately visualize the miracle of life!
The ideal time to get an ultrasound more reliably is from the 7th week. When I did it in the 7th week the gynecologist said that I was really only 6 weeks old. I mean, if I had done it earlier, I wouldn’t have seen anything! And this happens more often than you think. So try to manage your anxiety and your heart.
Sensations and external factors in the 5th week
The world will become much more colorful and your skin can have a change (to be less or more oily or dry) and the hair will become shinier! You will be radiant and many of us will see the differences that motherhood is bringing you. You may no longer support your favorite shampoo or perfume. Remember that any medication you are taking should be stopped, but with medical support. Talk to your gynecologist to exchange any medications that you should continue or discontinue that could potentially harm the developing fetus.
You just joined the pregnancy club! Week 5 is a common time for expectant moms to discover all the revolutionary changes related to pregnancy. That’s because by now you’ve realized that your period has missed and then you thought, Whoa… maybe I should get tested! Also, at 5 weeks pregnant, elevated hormone levels may be giving symptoms that are hard to ignore, such as sore breasts, nausea, and fatigue. (Those same hormones are what the pregnancy test detected to give a positive result.) Okay, so the “club” might not be so much fun right now, but in the end you will be so glad to have a new member of the family. . Just wait about eight more months.
How big is the baby at 5 weeks pregnant?
At 5 weeks pregnant, the baby is the size of an apple seed. Yes, your embryo can now be compared. Although in week five of pregnancy, it is a small 0.13 inch from crown to cranium and the baby is preparing to continue its unstoppable growth until the last week of pregnancy. In fact, in the next week, he or she will almost double in size. Grow up, baby, grow up!
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Can we already talk about months in the 5 week?
In the fifth week of gestation, you are approaching the month of pregnancy. Yes, you just discovered that you are pregnant and you are already a month old according to what you have already read. That’s because most doctors start counting your pregnancy from the first day of your last period. There are only eight months until the time of the baby is born.
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 5
The pregnancy symptoms that are generated in five weeks of pregnancy, represent only the beginning of the revolutionary changes that your body is about to undergo. You should not feel afraid of the whole pregnancy, based on what is happening right now: many moms say that during the first trimester is the most difficult stage of the process, so try to think less about what is coming, better try what These weeks are as calm and comfortable as possible, remember that there are many changes to come. In the meantime, take care of yourself and get plenty of rest, eat well, and discover some ways to help yourself feel better. If you’re wondering what to expect at 5 weeks pregnant, here are the most common symptoms in week 5 of pregnancy:
- Pain in the breasts Morning sickness gets your full attention, but sore breasts can actually be the most common symptom in a 5 week pregnancy, they are more sensitive and slightly swollen.
- Morning sickness. This symptom is misnamed “morning sickness”, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day, not just in the morning. And unfortunately, some pregnant moms feel dizzy most of the day. In fact, if you’re 5 weeks pregnant with twins, your morning sickness may be severe. You can try different strategies to find the one that best suits your needs, remember that every woman is different, especially if the woman is pregnant. Eating small meals on a frequent basis is a good option. You can also try Vitamin B6, ginger capsules, special pills to reduce nausea, and acupressure bracelets.
- In the 5 weeks of pregnancy, it is normal to want to take a nap in the middle of a board of directors, a dinner date, a… well, almost any time. You are going to have a baby and there is not much you can do about it, except get a healthy pregnancy, do some light exercise and eat every few hours because, in this way the sugar levels are maintained, so your energy during the day is not looks so affected. This symptom at 5 weeks pregnant is because the kidneys are expanding. (Whoa!)
- Colic. Around 4-5 weeks, colic could be a sign that the embryo has implanted very well into the lining of the uterus or it could be a sign that the uterus is expanding and stretching the ligaments. If you experience cramps in the fifth week of pregnancy that are quite severe or painful, call your doctor and request a check-up to make sure that your pregnancy is running smoothly.
- Light staining. When you’re 5 weeks pregnant, spotting can be a sign of fear, but a little blood on your underwear could also be a normal sign of implantation. Light bleeding may also occur a little after sex, as the cervix is more sensitive now that you are pregnant. This is totally normal, but if there is certain spotting more frequently in your 5-week pregnancy or such bleeding worries you, the ideal is to see a doctor immediately.
Some women in the 5 weeks of pregnancy do not have any symptoms. Some mothers may even feel symptoms come and go during the fifth week of pregnancy. And all of that is fine! Just because you don’t feel sick or in pain doesn’t mean there is something wrong with the pregnancy. It just means that you are one of the unlucky ones not to have the most frequent symptoms of pregnancy.
Development of pregnancy at week 5
In the fifth week of pregnancy, your belly may show no changes, you may look a bit bloated or feel like you’ve already gained a pound. Although you can also feel so sick that it is difficult to eat and worry that you have lost a pound. All these scenarios are considered perfectly normal, so you should not worry. Pregnant women are different and the way their bodies react are different too.
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 weight yet. Doctors only recommend gaining a few pounds (1 to 5 to be exact) during the first trimester (which ends after week 13), and that will probably happen without you giving it much thought. The long answer is that you will need to gain weight.
It will be your doctor who will discuss personalized weight gain recommendations with you, as they know they vary by body type. Here’s what the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends:
If you are a low weight woman (BMI less than 18.5):
- The recommended total pregnancy weight gain is 28 to 40 pounds.
- In the second and third trimesters, aim to gain about a pound (1 to 1.3 pounds to be exact) per week.
If you have an average weight (BMI from 18.5 to 24.9):
- The recommended total pregnancy weight gain is 25 to 35 pounds.
- In the second and third trimesters, the goal is to gain about a pound or slightly less (0.8 to 1 pound to be exact) per week.
If you are overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9):
- The recommended total pregnancy weight gain is 15 to 25 pounds.
- In the second and third trimesters, the goal is to gain a little more than half a pound (0.5 to 0.7 pounds to be exact) per week.
If you suffer from obesity (BMI of 30 and over):
- The recommended total pregnancy weight gain is 11-20 pounds.
- In the second and third trimesters, the goal is to gain about half a pound (0.4 to 0.6 pounds to be exact) per week.
If you are 5 weeks pregnant with twins:
- The recommended total pregnancy weight gain is 37 to 54 pounds.
- In the first half of pregnancy, the goal is to gain about a pound per week.
- In the second half, gain 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, although, as we mentioned earlier, some twin pregnant mothers claim they had pretty bad morning sickness. You can also gain weight faster and “start to show” multiple changes compared to other women with a single pregnancy.
5 weeks pregnant is a good time to ask your partner to give you a massage. You may not have big changes, but at five weeks pregnant, your body is working fast to let the baby grow, so you deserve a little rest and a delicious massage.
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Ultrasound at week 5 of pregnancy
Your embryo at week 5 looks more like a tadpole at this time, but it is already beginning to form most of the important organs such as: the heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, in addition to its digestive, circulatory and nervous systems.
If you don’t have a medical history with a risk of complications during pregnancy, you probably won’t have an ultrasound that is just 5 weeks pregnant. Instead, your obstetrician will likely make an appointment for your first prenatal visit around week 8 or 9. You’ll just have to wait impatiently. Don’t rush it, it’s for the best.
When you have the first ultrasound, the doctor or technician will measure the baby from crown to rump and may adjust the probable date of birth based on the size of the baby (which would change the number of weeks pregnant immediately). Through a series of blood tests and urine tests, you can ensure that the baby is developing properly and that his conditions are the most optimal to carry the pregnancy to term.
Therefore, while you are calm you can even see and enjoy the baby’s small heartbeat as a vibration on the ultrasound screen, remember to wait a few weeks for the blood to flow and pee in a cup. Welcome to the club!
Considerations regarding pregnancy at week 5
Reminders for the week:
- You must maintain a healthy diet.
- Start a pregnancy magazine.
- Start organizing a savings plan for the baby.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.