Week 5 of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Calendar: You are now 5 weeks pregnant

5 weeks old fetus (baby)

Week 5 of fetal development

Missing your menstrual period can be the first sign of your pregnancy. There may be other reasons for missing your period, so confirm your pregnancy by doing a pregnancy test of your urine. Congratulations! You are now officially pregnant. What to do on confirmation of your pregnancy.

  • Share your happiness with your partner.
  • Plan your menu for a healthy balanced diet throughout your pregnancy.
  • Don’t over-exert physically.
  • See your gynaecologist for investigations and physical examination. Start taking Folic acid tablets (five mg) daily, which is required for the baby’s nervous system growth.Calculation of expected date of delivery

    The expected date of delivery will be calculated 40 weeks from your last menstrual period (LMP), which is an approximate date.

    Your baby

    At week five your baby is taking shape. By now the embryo has a clear shape. The nervous system is also developing.

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