Your body at week 5

Pregnant mother at week 5

You are now five months pregnant (or in your sixth week if that’s how you prefer to count it).

How your baby is growing

You may not look pregnant yet (you may not even have any signs) but your baby is growing fast. The heart — no bigger than a poppy seed — begins to grow though at this stage, the embryo still appears more like a tadpole than a human. Important organs, including heart and the kidneys, have begun to develop, and the neural tube, which connects the brain and back, closes. To find out more on the development of your baby’s this week click here.

How your life is changing

Pregnancy symptoms carry on or start during this week. If you are like many women, you’ll discover sickness (and not only in the early hours), weariness, the discomfort of sore breasts, as well as having to urinate more often. All are ordinary, each is irritating, but the thing that is good is that they are merely part of being pregnant so they will not continue eternally. Some women also get headaches in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Yet, you will find several pregnancy signs which you should not ignore. Always rush to the nearby hospital or your physician are there to assist you in these circumstances. Click here to know more about early signs of pregnancy.

It is important that your baby gets all of the nutrients she needs to grow, so eat well at every stage of pregnancy. Small regular meals and regular drinks can help to prevent stomach upset and to fight sickness and exhaustion. It helps to consume a wide variety of foods, specially if you’re vegetarian.
Get a free pregnancy diet plan by registering on Ango, you can also request a custom plan from our dietitians.

Pregnancy tip:

“For a natural morning sickness remedy, try munching on cucumber soaked in water.

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