Feel your pregnancy on the 5th week
Congratulations, if you are 5 weeks pregnant. By this point of time, mom-to-be can realize their pregnancy. After all, they have experienced missed period and undergone the urine test to confirm their pregnancy. When you are 5 weeks pregnant, the pregnancy hormones in your body are at the highest levels which highlight various symptoms of pregnancy in your body. You will experience tenderness of breast, fatigue, bloating and more. Apart from these, you will be driven by the ocean of emotions which is a very common symptom during pregnancy week by week.
Baby’s development in the week 5
Deep inside your uterus, the embryo is developed at the commencement of the 5th week of your pregnancy. The placenta is still not completely formed in this week yet the growth of embryo continues to become fetus. At this point of time, the size of the embryo is not more than the size of the sesame seed and it looks like a tadpole rather than a human baby.
Development of organs: The mesoderm, the ectoderm and the endoderm are the three layers of which the embryo at this stage is made of. These layers will further develop into different organs of your baby. Some of the cells have now developed into neural lube. This will later become the spinal cord of the baby. The lube shaped heart is developed in the embryo with uncoordinated beating. During this week, the development of brain and ear also begins.
Symptoms that your body can experience during 5th week of Pregnancy
Pregnancy symptoms week by week change automatically. There is no need to worry if you experience following symptoms in your 5 weeks of pregnancy:
Food cravings: Changing hormones of your body results in the food craving. It is absolutely normal and you can get everything which you feel like to eat. Make sure that you take limited amount of food and avoid all those foods which your body can’t stand at this point of time. You can look for the substitutes to satisfy your cravings.
Excessive salivation: It is confusing to withstand the morning sickness with excessive saliva. It is the most common symptom which a pregnant lady can experience from her 5th week. Sugarless gums can help you to keep your mouth dryer.
Excessive tiredness: Your body is now involved in the development of embryo implanted in your uterus hence it is obvious to feel tired all the time. Listen to the call of your body to rest so that formation of placenta and development of embryo can take place without any problem.
Precautions to take during the 5th week of pregnancy
Take proper rest: Take plenty of sleep to feel relaxed and comfortable. Immediately take the help of your doctor if you experience the serious cramp or pain in your stomach. Avoid doing heavy work. However, you should continue the right impact exercises to stay healthy and fit.
Take right amount of folic acid: As you already know that the formation of spine takes place in this week so there is a need to take care of your health for the right formation of spine. If the neural lube is wrongly formed then it can cause spina bifida and other kind of spine related disorders in the embryo. Start including at least 400 mg of Folic acid in your diet to promote the good development of your embryo. Peanuts, hazelnuts, brown rice, sprouts and spinach are some good sources of folic acid.
Foods to avoid: Stop eating unpasteurized foods and some kinds of fish. You also have to avoid uncooked meats and eggs if your 5 weeks pregnant. These types of food can cause various types of food borne diseases which can lead to miscarriage.
Completely abstain from drinking and smoking: Alcohol and smoking can be fatal for the embryo and may result in the termination of your pregnancy. Thus, avoid drinking and smoking.
Stay happy: your emotional well-being is beneficial for the stability of your pregnancy. It plays an important role in the implantation of embryo. Thus, when it is confirmed that you are pregnant and its already week 5, then keep away all the things that can bring you stress.
Week 5 ultrasound scanning
Everyone knows that in the present time, ultrasound scan is the best method to confirm your pregnancy and to ensure that your baby is developing in the right manner. Due to the advancement of technologies, various types of ultrasound technologies have been developed. However, in the 5th week of pregnancy which has occurred naturally there is no need of ultrasound. When pregnancy has occurred through IVF treatment then pregnancy ultrasound in the 5th week is probably an important test.
Scan for the important pregnancy factors: Ultrasound in the 5th week will help to get a clear insight if the implantation has occurred successfully or not. It can clearly show the insight of your uterus and the embryo planted in it. Normal ultrasound scan can be able to detect the heartbeat of the baby in this week. Number of babies, position of the placenta and ectopic pregnancy can be identified in the ultrasound in the 5th week.
Details of the 5 weeks pregnancy ultrasound: For many of the women, the ultrasound at the 5th week can be the first ultrasound for pregnancy, if they have realized their pregnancy late. External ultrasound enables the doctor to see the gestational sac and yolk sac. Yolk sac and fetal pole in different sac can be seen if you are carrying fraternal twins.
In case, you are carrying the identical twins then there will be two yolk sacs and one gestational sac. In the pregnancy of 5 weeks, the gestational sac will measure 6 to 12 mm. Yolk sac can be easily detected by the doctor through transvaginal ultrasound. There are some spaces at the implantation site. Sometimes, the cardiac motion is seen in the embryo which is 2mm-3mm long. This is super exciting for soon-to-be parents to see the images of their growing baby through ultrasound.