Pregnancy generates many doubts, especially in new mothers. For this reason, we want to make a special week by week of each stage. In this article we will talk about week 5 of pregnancy .
Physical exercise , sexual intercourse, medications or medical tests , vaccines… All these issues are usually the ones that generate the most doubts among pregnant women. Everything changes very quickly and there is a lot of information. But what are the changes that occur in week 5 of pregnancy?
WHAT HAPPENS IN WEEK 5 OF PREGNANCY?
It is very likely that this week you still do not know that you are going to be a mother. Despite this, the future baby is already the size of a small seed. As we were talking about week 4 of pregnancy , the baby still does not have any kind of shape. However, your body has already started to feel some changes, and you may feel nauseated , dizzy , tired or even have an increased urge to urinate.
If you have already taken the pregnancy test and it has been positive, it is likely that at this moment your mind is full of doubts and mixed feelings.
HOW IS THE BABY IN WEEK 5 OF PREGNANCY?
The truth is that it is still an embryo that is barely two weeks old and measures approximately half a millimeter. Some forms can be differentiated but it does not have a human aspect.
In this week the neural tube and spinal cord belonging to the baby’s nervous system begin to form. The heart, skeleton, and muscles are in their earliest stages of development.
In week 5 of pregnancy, and in general in the first months of pregnancy, care is very important, since it is a delicate period.
MEDICAL TESTS AT WEEK 5 OF PREGNANCY
With the confirmation of pregnancy, it is time to go to the gynecologist. However, it will not be until the 6th week of pregnancy that the first ultrasound will be carried out to check that everything is in order and that the implantation of the embryo has occurred correctly. In any case, the doctor will need to perform a routine gynecological examination to verify the pregnancy, and blood and urine tests will also be necessary.
Throughout your pregnancy, but mainly from this week, in which you will already know if you are pregnant or not, it is very important that you adopt more healthy habits: do not drink alcohol , drink plenty of water, increase your intake of acid folic acid and do moderate physical exercise.
Remember that you should not take medicines without a medical prescription either, since some treatments may be contraindicated during this period.
CAN PREGNANCY BE TERMINATED AT WEEK 5?
As we indicated before, at this stage many women do not even know that they are pregnant. But you should know that if after receiving the news you consider that it is not the time, it is possible to interrupt the pregnancy. In fact, the voluntary termination of pregnancy is possible until the 14th week.