If you just discovered that you are pregnant, then congratulations to you now are the time that you should be getting ready to enjoy motherhood soon!
From weeks 4 to 7 are the most common time where women discover they are pregnant, so you may want to begin by reading back weeks 1 to 4 for more sign and tips.
Most partners does not remember when they had conceived for babies, this is why it is challenging to know when exactly when ovulation occurred, so pregnancy is determined from the first day of your Last Menstrual Period (LMP).
So by counting from you LMP, your pregnancy will last around 40 weeks.
Visit To Nearest Obstetrician This Week.If you still have not schedule to do appointment for your first prenatal visit, then you should go ahead and do so as soon as possible.
Get to discuss with your family and friends to know which obstetrician is the best of their reviews.
Pregnant Body Changes.Actually, there are still probably nothing much changes was noticeable to those around you at this time.
About 50% of pregnant women will begin to experience morning sickness normally will begins around 6th week of pregnancy.
You may face morning sickness not just within the morning, but also facing it during the day, or in the evening.
If morning sickness is getting very severe by which you are constantly vomiting and not keeping anything down, then you should talk to your doctor, or obstetrician to get help.
You can also expect to face any of the following symptoms in this 5th week of pregnancy such as light-headedness, frequent urination, acute sense of smell, abdominal cramps, light bleeding, fatigue, food cravings and aversions, constipation, increased discharge, and mood swings.
Week 5 Baby’s Growth?Your baby’s shape currently looks more like a tadpole than a baby and is the size of an apple seed.
Now the heart of baby is beating at a steady rhythm, where as its structures were becoming to form eyes and ears and fetal skeleton are also started to form.
In fact, your baby is adjusting to grow bigger, whereas in the next week 6th, almost will double its size.
Baby Size In This Week?At this moment, you baby is still small, measuring about range of 0.118 inches (3 millimeters) long. Measurements of baby’s length are done from head to the buttock until 20 weeks.
Pregnancy Care Tips .For the cases if you had experience morning sickness, then you might be facing appetite loss.
However, you may be wondering how much weight you should expect to gain even though you just loss your appetite.
Pregnant women are suggested to gain weight at 25 to 35 pounds (11.3 to 15.9 kilograms) during pregnancy especially for those who are weighting at “normal weight” right after you conceiving for baby.
For women who are underweight, they should gain about 34 pounds (15.4 kilograms).
Whereas for women who are overweight, they should gain about 20 pounds (9 kilograms).
So you should begin to look into eat foods you like, but stay alert that you should not gain too much weight is what you should look after.
Going to check-ups is a must for a healthy pregnancy, if you had not yet schedule your first prenatal doctor visit, then you should do so. Your doctor will let you know what actions to take to make sure your baby stay healthy for 9 months.
It’s crucial to get supplement of prenatal vitamins that pack along with high levels of folic acid to help lower risk of birth defects.
Current prenatal vitamins are provided with omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA as well.
These few nutrients are very important for proper brain and eye development in your baby.
Add healthy foods to your diet like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, beans, nuts, and dairy makes an important role for your baby’s health.
Be sure to cook fully your foods and avoid high mercury fish and also prevent from unpasteurized dairy to avoid bacterial infection in growing baby.
You must avoid from smoke and limited to small amount alcohol or caffeine since your pregnancy do not safe in this environment.
You should let your doctor know about all medicines you are taking while pregnant such vitamins, supplements, and herbs.
For Your Partner While You Are Pregnant.Try helping out with the household tasks to ease you pregnant wife such as simple as cleaning the floors by vacuuming, dump the trash bags, wash the dishes for her or cook her favorite meal can be very helpful.
You must help your pregnant wife more and more especially when she is getting nearer and nearer to delivery and after the baby has arrived.
You will discover that you can do a lot more than you think you can’t when it is required to care for your wife and new born.