Pregnancy Week Five

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By now, you will have seen a positive pregnancy test and maybe even a positive blood test by your doctor. Your cycle is officially one week late. You are 29 to 35 days along, starting into the 2nd month. The baby is taking shape, it is no longer a ball of cells, but it looks like a teeny tiny little body, it even had a tiny tail. If you have a transvaginal ultrasound, you might be able to see a tiny blip of a heartbeat. However, do not be alarmed if you cannot. The baby is still so tiny, and the heart even tinier, you may not actually get to see the heartbeat on an ultrasound until 7 to 9 weeks.

By now, you may be experiencing those pregnancy symptoms, especially frequent urination and possibly morning sickness. Your emotions may feel like they are on a rollercoaster, as you have to get use to the fact that you do indeed have a little baby growing in you and your hormones are surging. You need to keep stress away, try to get as much rest as possible, and yes, continue with the proper nutrition. Right now, the baby is forming their vital organs. What you eat, pills you swallow, drinks, etc goes right to the baby. Unless you have clearance from your doctor, do not take anything. Less is best.

This is the point many share the news they are expecting. Because you have the proof of the positive pregnancy tests and maybe even the confirmation of your physician. Your belly may be swelling, or it may still look flat. Either way is normal at this point. Some women will swell up almost immediately while others may be able to sail on into the second trimester before they start to show.

If this is your second or subsequent pregnancy, you will know that all pregnancies are different. What you felt and experienced with the first may be completely different the next time.

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