When it comes to arriving at week 5 of your pregnancy, some very wonderful events begin to take place. Here’s a look at what to expect at this stage of your pregnancy.
Your baby has a heartbeat! Yes, at week 5 the plate that is used in forming the actual heart in your baby has developed to the point where it starts beating. Although it is impossible to hear it you can be assured it is happening. This is a life changing moment to say the least.
Another event that takes place during this week of your pregnancy is that your baby’s neural tube starts the process of fusing. This is one of the reasons why your doctor has you taking folic acid. It helps with proper formation.
For mom, this is an equally eventful week as this is when morning sickness begins to make its daily appearance. If you haven’t known you were pregnant yet, you will now.
Another area that provides you with more notice of being pregnant is your breasts. Are they feeling more tender lately? If so, don’t be overly concerned because this is normal. It may help to purchase and wear a jog bra of some sort to help hold them in place.
It is important to note that if you are not experiencing these pregnancy symptoms it does not mean anything is wrong with you. Some women are blessed in this area and don’t go through this as bad as others.
Finally, make sure you continue to eat well, or start to if you haven’t known you were pregnant up to this point. Try to eliminate a lot of the fats and sugar if possible. The excess weight (over and above what is normal) you put on now will be tougher to take off later.
That is the highlights for this week in your pregnancy. Everything is moving in the right direction and even better things are in store.