5 Weeks Pregnant
You might feel pregnant, specially if you’re going through some of the early pregnancy symptoms, but you wouldn’t look pregnant. Not just yet. Your baby at this stage probably the size of an orange pip.
Your Pregnancy Test
The hormone pregnancy hCG by now is quite high to positively confirm your pregnancy. So now is a really good time to have it if you haven’t done so already. And of course if you haven’t seen your GP yet you really should be making that appointment top of your to do list.
So What’s Your Little Miracle Doing At 5 Weeks?
Although he/she is no bigger than an orange seed, the umbilical cord is now forming and by the end of this week, your baby’s brain and spinal cord will be forming as well.
The heart is already starting at a basic level, it’s made up of two channels that already bumping blood and as soon as those tubes fuse together your baby’s heart is fully functioning.
Few other organs will start to form this week such as the neural tube and the digestive system.
How Is Your Body Doing?
If you are experiencing some mood-swings this is perfectly normal:
- Your hormone levels are up and down.
- You already missed a period.
- You are probably experiencing the early symptoms of pregnancy.
Well, if you are not familiar with your hormones during pregnancy, there job really is to tell your body to prepare for the growth of your baby, here’s a brief introduction:
- Estrogen: The estrogen will control the levels of progesterone and hCG to keep them where they should be.
- Progesterone: This one will maintain the function of the placenta. It will also stimulate your breasts to grow, so if they are feeling tender you know why?
- hCG: The hCG will support the corpus luteum which will nourish your baby until the placenta is ready at week 10 of your pregnancy.
Once again, here’s the lovely Heidi Murkoff from what to expect, to tell you all about it:
If you have any questions at all about this week or if you need any help or further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us,, either through the comment box bellow or through the contact us page. I look forward to hearing from you real soon. Until then as always:
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