5 Weeks Pregnant
5 weeks of pregnancy in obstetrics is considered by the 1st day of the last menstrual bleeding woman. If the menstrual cycle she is 28 days, then 5 weeks of the time delay corresponds to the first week of next menstruation.
5 weeks of pregnancy begins its second lunar month.
Changes to the fetus
At 5 weeks of pregnancy the fetus size of about 5 - 6 mm, weighs 1 gram and is called an embryo. The fetus floats in the liquid-filled bubble, he already begin to disappear gill slits and tail.
The fetal period is the first 8 weeks of pregnancy, since the formation of the placenta during fetal fetal replaced.
At 5 weeks of pregnancy are rapidly developing the rudiments of many organs and systems. It was during this period are laid:
- Upper respiratory tract;
- The lower respiratory tract;
- The urinary system;
- Endocrine system;
From the outer germ layer continues to develop the neural tube from her in the future will form the spinal cord spine. In a period of 5 weeks of neural tube with one hand partially overgrown. An important role in this is folic acid, which is prescribed to all pregnant women as a preventive measure at the planning stage of pregnancy and in the early stages. Because the neural tube then develops the whole central nervous system. On each side of it laid the beginnings of muscle tissue.
Heart, the germ of which was formed as a narrow tube a week earlier, begins his first, yet very regular contractions. First, it reduces a little less - about 124 - 128 beats per minute.
At 5 weeks, the embryo can be considered to face the beginnings of an eye, the eye socket, a slot for a mouth and nose, and on the sides of the torso - the beginnings of arms and legs in the form of bumps. Where are the fingers, it is already possible to notice their rudimentary elements.
By the end of 5 weeks of pregnancy forms the upper lip, and if some unfavorable factors take effect on the fetus during this period, the unborn child may form a congenital - cleft upper lip, more popularly known as "hare lip."
At 5 weeks of pregnancy are formed precursor of future reproductive cells (sperm and eggs) - gonoblast and yolk sac begin to form blood cells.
Changes in a woman's body
At 5 weeks of pregnancy symptoms may appear early toxicity - morning sickness, often turning into vomiting, excessive salivation, weakness and malaise. A pregnant may experience craving for salty or sour. Early morning sickness lasts up to 12 weeks, and then it displays come to naught. If signs of toxicity are expressed significantly, should consult a doctor.
At 5 weeks of pregnancy hormonal changes can give themselves felt constipated (relaxing effect on the muscles of the hormone progesterone) and a slight increase in breast.
Belly 5 week old pregnancy size. Under the influence of the hormonal surge of release 5 weeks of pregnancy from the genital tract may become more abundant, they are normally clear or whitish, odorless.
In that case, if the 5 weeks pregnant stomach ache, and pain accompanied by brown or bloody discharge from the genital tract - are dangerous signs of a miscarriage.
Screening for 5 weeks pregnant
At 5 weeks of pregnancy the next menstruation does not come in time. A pregnancy test is often positive. Modern test systems react to minor amounts of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin in urine, and can display two strips of the day after the first delay of menstruation.
This term can already register with the pregnancy to the obstetrician-gynecologist at the antenatal clinic. He will appoint the necessary research and consultations with specialists.
In the US for 5 weeks of pregnancy can be clearly seen fertilized egg attached to the uterine wall. Its size, together with the surrounding water and the membranes are about 1 cm. During the ultrasound at 5 weeks of gestation using expert class machines can be seen the first heart rate, confirming that the fetus is alive and growing.
Recommendation 5 weeks pregnant
In that case, if the next menstrual period has not come while taking contraceptives or intrauterine device, and the test showed two bands, the contraceptive measures should be immediately discontinued.
If 5 weeks pregnant stomach ache or lower back, you should consult your doctor - this may be the first symptom of pregnancy termination. Also, a physician should consult with the onset of bleeding, because bleeding is normal in the 5 weeks of pregnancy should not be.
It is recommended to continue taking folic acid tablets, or go to the reception of multivitamins for pregnant women (on doctor's advice).
The diet should follow a healthy way, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meat and fish. Alcohol in any form is prohibited.