Pregnancy Week 5
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By this week you have probably begun to suspect you
may be pregnant. There is a simple test you can take
at home that measures the level of HCG (human chorionic
gonadtrophin) present in your urine. They are usually
accurate as early as the day your missed period is due.
Once you have a positive result, you should make arrangements
to see your doctor to begin prenatal care.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
- You may be unusally tired, due to your body adapting to the demands of pregnancy.
Be sure to get plenty of rest.
- You may have tender breasts. Your nipples may appear darker, and more
prominent. Be sure to wear a good support bra.
- You may experience a metallic taste in your mouth.
- You may experience morning sickness. If you find that queasiness
is a problem, try keeping crackers by your bed in the morning. Some
women find that eating 6 small high-carbohydrate meals instead of 3
large meals helps as well. Try to avoid fatty foods.
Preggie Pops and Sea Bands can help relieve the pregnancy related nausea.
- You may need to urinate more frequently.
This week, your baby is about 0.05 inch long. The
central nervous system, muscles and bone are in the
early stages of developing. Baby is also developing a