So at 5 weeks pregnant you will likely have a strong suspicion that you have become a baby factory. You will likely have missed your period, which is a big clue.
The quickest way to find out is to buy a home pregnancy test from your local pharmacy.
Your pregnancy is confirmed! You will probably want to calculate your baby’s EDD (estimated date of delivery). This is done by counting 40 weeks from the day you started your last period, but this is an approximate date as it’s difficult to determine the exact date of conception. Or you can use this due date calculator.
Due Date Calculator
What’s going on with you and your baby at week 5?
The embryo is only just visible to the naked eye and is about 4mm long. Despite this, the spinal column, brain, heart, muscles and bones are beginning to develop.
The placenta, which nourishes your baby and the amniotic sac, which is full of fluid and holds your developing baby, are still forming too.
By the time you are 5 weeks pregnant you will probably be aware that you are, but there may be few or no physical changes yet, apart from your period not starting.
However, some women experience early symptoms such as tiredness, tingly breasts (like before you start your period), darkening of the nipples, the need to urinate frequently, morning sickness and a metallic taste in their mouth. For information on more of these early symptoms see my page on early signs of pregnancy.
Once you have established that you are indeed pregnant, you will want to think about making an appointment to see your doctor, so that he or she can start the process of arranging your ante-natal care.
You are probably feeling either very excited or a little bit overwhelmed. Lots of changes lie ahead, and you may or may not have planned them. Give yourself time to adjust to this new chapter in your life.
My Second Pregnancy Diary - Week 5
It’s funny, I know it doesn’t guarantee anything, but I feel a strange relief now that I’m 5 weeks pregnant. Probably because last time I didn’t get that far.
I feel really excited now and full of happy memories of my last pregnancy. Davo doesn’t want me to tell anyone at all that I’m pregnant for as long as I can keep it in. This is hard for me because I’m the sort of person who tells certain close friends and family virtually everything, but I do my best and also enjoy the challenge of keeping my mouth shut for once.
I can tell a couple of close friends have already guessed but I’m keeping quiet and trying not to give anything away.
I’m getting mild nausea on and off, I tell myself if it stays like this I’ll be fine. My breasts are noticeably bigger and a bit sore and at only 5 weeks pregnant my tummy already appears to be changing shape!