You’re almost halfway through your first trimester. Even though you may not appear to be pregnant on the outside, and you still haven’t fully felt this miracle, rest assured that a lot is going on inside of you.
It’s also strange if we keep comparing the size of the fetus to certain foods, but actually, with these first weeks, it is also normal. It’s just meant to help avoid confusion because we all have a similar understanding of the image of the same thing. So, when you’re 5 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of a grain of corn or raspberry, a grape, a pea, or even a blueberry. Your uterus is like a medium-sized orange. That said, you will surely be able to imagine it right away.
Your 5th-week fetus is about 10,000 times bigger than when you first conceived, but you still can’t feel the tiny pea moving in your uterus. And it will continue halfway through once you’ve passed the second (next three months) of your pregnancy.
Physical changes during the 5th week of pregnancy
- You may become constipated because the hormone progesterone released during pregnancy relaxes the muscles that affect the large intestine and slows it down. To overcome this condition, you need to drink lots of water and increase fiber in your diet.
- You will continue to have the same symptoms as you did in the 5th week of pregnancy. A greasy feeling, inability to tolerate certain foods, vomiting, and even heat in your breasts may appear throughout. all day.
- You feel like you have to swallow constantly, almost like you need to wear a bib, but it’s not really that much. Always take care of your oral hygiene. When brushing your teeth or cleaning your tongue, remember not to let the brush or tool go too far into the throat, because the reflex in this area of yours now can be very sensitive, which can cause sore throats.
- You can get lots of acne as if going back to puberty at 5 weeks pregnant. This phenomenon is simply due to the influence of hormones that are rapidly increasing in the body when you are 5 weeks pregnant.
- You may feel hot all the time and want to take off your clothes as soon as you get the chance. This is due to the increase in blood volume as well as the hormones in the body common during the first weeks of pregnancy.
- You may feel your abdomen “thick” even though it is not until 12 weeks that the uterus is raised from your pelvis. Some pregnant women gain weight in the first trimester, while others lose weight, it is completely up to the individual.
- You may feel really tired, and even a lot of sleep won’t make it go away. This is a common symptom in the early stages of pregnancy, but by the end of this period, your health and energy should return to normal.
Changes in emotions
- Emotions do not change much in the 5th week of pregnancy. When you look at the physical appearance, you may still feel that you cannot believe that you are pregnant, but can only rely on the symptoms you are having.
- If you have friends who are trying and trying to conceive but haven’t been able to, it’s natural to feel guilty about them. In this case, you can be sensitive to their feelings, but don’t try to contain your own excitement.
- At 5 weeks pregnant, you can begin to realize the reality of being pregnant. You begin to worry about parenting and raising a child from infancy to adulthood. We recommend that you only tackle one problem at a time, don’t worry too much, and be confident in your abilities. If possible, relieve it by talking to your mother, or to someone who has had children and may have felt the same way as you do right now.
5 weeks pregnant has entered the uterus yet?
Some studies show that, when fertilized, the number of sperm released can be up to 250 million in each ejaculation to find an egg. In the end, only the strongest and fastest sperm can meet the egg to fertilize and form a zygote. This is the time when the process of conception officially begins.
Therefore, it is difficult to conclude whether the 5-week fetus has entered the uterus or not. Depending on each case, the time of pregnancy “implanted” in the uterus of mothers is different and there is no specific number.
Normally, 7-10 days or 13-15 days is the time it takes for the fetus to settle in the mother’s uterus. Therefore, it is very difficult to know when you ovulate. Doctors usually use the first day of the most recent period of the mother to calculate the gestational age. With this method, the gestational age can be wrong from 7-14 days, so many mothers by the 5th week but the fetus has not entered the uterus.
Why is the pregnancy late in the uterus?
To know the reason why the pregnancy entered the uterus late, mothers can refer to some of the following reasons:
- Mother’s health: The zygote enters the uterus sooner or later depending on the condition and menstrual cycle of each person.
- Ectopic pregnancy: If the mother has an ultrasound but the pregnancy has not been found in the uterus, even though the mother has used the test strip, the result is 2 lines and is delayed by 2 weeks, the mother has a high risk of having an ectopic pregnancy. This situation is very dangerous for the mother. Without intervention, the mother can have abdominal bleeding, which can lead to death, or later can no longer become pregnant.
- Fallopian tubes and fallopian tubes: For mothers who have had tubal surgery before, or have narrow and small fallopian tubes, it will take longer for the pregnancy to enter the uterus than other mothers.
Signs that the pregnancy has entered the uterus
- Bleeding during pregnancy: When the zygote has entered the uterus and begins to the implant, the mother will experience vaginal bleeding and pain in the lower abdomen. The amount of bleeding is only a little and is dark brown or light pink. Many people will be confused and think that they have started a new period.
- Feeling tired: When fertilization is successful, the hormones hCG, estrogen, and progesterone increase suddenly. This makes the mother’s body feel sluggish and tired.
- Higher body temperature: At the beginning of pregnancy, blood circulation takes place more and the amount of blood going from the heart and blood to the heart also increases. Besides, the body also accelerates the metabolism to nourish the fetus as well as provide oxygen for the baby.
In addition to the above-mentioned signs, mothers may also experience other symptoms such as delayed menstruation, sensitivity to odors, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.
How does a 5-week-old fetus develop?
- The bones of the fetus are starting to form, the facial contours are also starting to become clear. I don’t know who the lips will inherit from, but the other nose is definitely my family! You will be very pleased with these. And what’s more, your baby’s head in the back will grow faster than the front.
- The mouth and tongue also begin to form during this 5th week, along with the hands and feet. Until now, your baby’s limbs will still look like paddles slapping around the sides of his chest, but they’ll quickly grow more defined.
- Much of your baby’s growth this week is in the brain, with about 100 new brain cells forming every minute. So it’s not uncommon for you to feel hungry all the time, as you always need energy from food to support the growth of your baby inside.
- Your baby’s gonads are also starting to form, but it’s still too early to determine your baby’s sex via ultrasound.
- Your baby’s kidneys are in place but haven’t started filtering the blood. They will soon begin to produce urine, contributing a fair amount of fluid to the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby during the next 8 months.
5 weeks pregnant what to eat and some other tips
- You should make an appointment with your dentist. Poor oral hygiene and gum disease are associated with preterm birth as well as a number of other pregnancy risks. Talk to your dentist about how to maintain good oral hygiene during pregnancy. And always remember to say you’re pregnant, as X-rays can always be risky at any stage of pregnancy.
- Consider eating more ginger. Many people claim that gingerbread, ginger beer, or ginger candy can help with nausea. Eat small meals, and avoid leaving meals too long apart. Don’t worry if you can’t stand tea or coffee at this stage. Many women say that this is the first of many foods that they dislike during pregnancy. Instead, try herbal or mint tea, or simply cold water.
- Cut out salty (high-salt) snacks and use bread spreads instead. Most women crave salty and sour at this time, but if they keep snacking continuously, it can be more than a main meal, but without much nutrition. Instead, for a snack, choose a spread that is rich in B vitamins and has more nutritional value than just sugar.
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