5 Weeks Pregnant | Symptoms and Your Baby

5 Weeks Pregnant | Symptoms and Your Baby

5 Weeks Pregnant

When you’re 5 weeks pregnant, this is the first week after your missed menstrual period.

Don’t be alarmed if you notice a little blood around this time.

Implantation bleeding may occur when the tiny blastocyst burrows into the uterine lining.

As a result, sometimes a little blood comes away, which may appear to be a light period or spotting.

Always report any blood loss to your healthcare provider, but bear in mind this is a likely possibility.

At 5 weeks pregnant, the tenderness in your breasts and nipples may increase. This is also the week that you may notice some mild stomach cramps and backache.

If the cramping is painful then you should seek advice from your healthcare provider. You may start to notice early symptoms of pregnancy, but these can start at different times for each woman.

5 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

According to BellyBelly forum members, here are some symptoms they experienced when 5 weeks pregnant. Please note that everyone is different and you may have some, all, or none of these at this stage of pregnancy:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Sore breasts
  • Waking up hot and sweaty at night
  • Heartburn
  • Sore back/lower back
  • Nausea
  • Light headed
  • Sensitivity to smells
  • Things taste “different”

5 Weeks Pregnant – Your Baby

Your baby looks more like a tadpole at this stage and in the centre is a tiny bud, which will develop into organs, bone and muscle! Your baby’s brain and thyroid gland have already started to develop and the tiny heart has divided into two chambers and begun beating.

The placenta and umbilical cord has developed and is helping to feed your new baby. It is responsible for pumping in oxygen, expelling waste, and supplying essential nutrients to your baby during pregnancy. Pretty impressive!

Your baby is growing rapidly but is still very tiny – only 3mm long, which is about the size of a sesame seed.

Here are some articles that may be helpful if you are 5 weeks pregnant:



Last Updated: July 22, 2016


Kelly Winder is the creator of BellyBelly.com.au, a writer, doula (trained in 2005), and a mother of three awesome children. She's passionate about informing and educating fellow thinking parents and parents-to-be, especially about all the things she wishes she knew before she had her firstborn. Kelly is also passionate about travel, tea, travel, and animal rights and welfare. And travel.

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