Week 5 Pregnancy Secrets Revealed For 2021 | Health USA

By | October 26, 2021
week 5 pregnancy

Week 5 pregnancy is the first period or period of menstruation. Most women are just beginning to realize that she is probably pregnant. In many cases, the period is a little earlier or later than the specified time of each month. So they can understand the matter of pregnancy more later. There may also be some bleeding through the menstrual tract as the fetus sits on the wall of the uterus (implantation bleeding); Many people misunderstand it as a period or menstrual blood.

In addition to the period being stopped during this time, some symptoms appear in the body of the pregnant mother, from which the matter of pregnancy can be initially inferred.

Symptoms of week 5 pregnancy

  • Feeling more tired than usual.
  • Mild pain or pressure on the breasts.
  • Metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Nausea (especially in the morning, so it is called “morning sickness”).
  • Headache.
  • Mood swings or frequent mood swings.
  • Significant changes in eating habits. Sudden onset of strong appetite for a new food or distaste for a favorite food.
  • The sense of smell is more intense than before.
  • There is a tendency to get upset / cry over small things. These symptoms are caused by fluctuations in the body’s hormones during pregnancy.
  • The increased amount of white discharge.
  • Feeling of pain in the lower abdomen like period or menstrual cramps, abdominal discomfort, or bloating.

Maternity services (also called maternity services)

Contact a doctor you know or a maternity clinic or nearest health center as soon as you are sure you are pregnant, so you can start receiving pregnancy services at the right time. After contact, the doctor or health worker will arrange your first checkup, medical treatment, and necessary examination.

If you have any health problems that may affect your pregnancy, such as heart or lung problems, seizures, mental health problems, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, asthma start taking your pregnancy services as soon as possible. Urgent.

Do not stop taking any medicine that you were taking before pregnancy without consulting a doctor.

Things to keep in mind:

Do not stop taking any medicine that you were taking before pregnancy without consulting a doctor.

Also, try to build a healthy eating habits. Eat more nutritious food, so that both your body and the fetus get the necessary nutrients.

Indigestion is a common problem during pregnancy. Eat small portions each time to avoid indigestion, so eat frequently and drink plenty of water in week 5 pregnancy.

In addition to folic acid and vitamin D tablets, eat vitamin C-rich or sour foods – such as lemons, oranges, malts, mangoes, guavas, mangoes, apples, etc. Vitamin C will help your baby grow and develop.

Week 5 Pregnancy

How the fetus is growing

At this stage, the basic structure of the main organs of the fetus is formed and the nervous system of the baby (brain/brain and other organs related to perception are formed together) is already developing. At this stage, the embryo (the embryo turns into your full-grown baby in the future) is about 2 millimeters long.

The heart tends to form a simple tube-like structure. Some of the baby’s own blood vessels are already formed and blood flow begins. Usually, in week 5 pregnancy the baby’s heart starts beating for the first time and the heartbeat starts.

A wire-like portion of these blood vessels connects the baby to the mother’s body, which will later become the umbilical cord.

At the same time, the cells in the outer layer of the embryo form a groove, which folds more deeply into a hollow tube-like structure called a neural tube. This neural tube will later form the baby’s brain and spinal cord.

An anencephaly can occur from a defect in one end of the neural tube (the beginning or the side of the head), where the skull bones do not form properly. Spina bifida can be caused by a defect on the other end (end or tail) – it does not form the spine properly, leaving a gap in the spine.

Folic acid helps prevent spina bifida. So you should start taking folic acid as soon as you are sure of week 5 pregnancy (even if possible it can be started before pregnancy).

Content Reference:


Elyse J. Singer, MD

Infectious Diseases

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