PregnancyWeek BY Week

Week 5 of Pregnancy

In the week by week pregnancy calendar, you are now counted among the number of pregnant mothers. The fifth week of pregnancy is the week when you hear the good news of becoming a mother because now you have missed your period and you are thinking of taking a pregnancy test. In the 5th week of pregnancy, the rise of progesterone hormone may cause symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and swelling of the breasts, which you completely ignore.

The state of the fetus in the fifth week of pregnancy

In your womb, a small cell mass is growing rapidly. In the fifth week of pregnancy , she is only the size of a sesame seed and has no special shape. At this time, the embryo is composed of three outer, middle and inner layers (ectoderm, mezoderm and endoderm layers), which later form the organs and tissues of its body. Some of the fetal cells are forming large body organs such as kidneys and liver, and on the other hand, his neural tube is at the beginning of the growth path.
This neural tube (which will later become your baby’s brain, spinal cord, nerves, and spine) grows in the outer layer called the ectoderm. Also, this layer will eventually form the baby’s skin, hair, nails, breast glands, sweat glands, and tooth enamel.

The formation of his heart and circulatory system begins in the middle layer or mesoderm. Your baby’s tiny heart chambers will form at week 5 of pregnancy, and his heart will begin to beat and pump blood. The mesoderm layer will form his muscles, cartilage, bones and subcutaneous tissues.
The inner layer, or endoderm, is involved in the formation of the lungs, intestines, primary urinary system, as well as the thyroid, liver, and pancreas. Meanwhile, the placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nutrients and oxygen to your baby, are working.

Mother’s condition in the fifth week of pregnancy

Like some women in the fifth week of pregnancy , you may experience nausea and vomiting (which may occur at times other than the morning), chest pain, fatigue, and frequent urination. All these symptoms are normal, all of them may bother you, but on the other hand, these events are part of pregnancy and none of them are permanent and will not last forever. People around you will not see any signs of the amazing growth that is taking place inside your body.

Exercise with caution

If you were an athlete before pregnancy, now you can continue your exercise with less intensity , otherwise it is better to have daily activities and a light walk, and after the 20th week of pregnancy start prenatal sports . Exercise will help you deal with the excess weight you carry and prepare you to face the more difficult stages of pregnancy.
If you set up a regular exercise program for yourself after the 20th week of pregnancy, you will find that it will be easier for you to return to your normal state after giving birth. Choose a balanced and safe exercise activity that you like. Walking and swimming are good choices for pregnant women.

What to eat in the fifth week of pregnancy?

There is no need to take supplements separately at this time, the sunlight and the consumption of fish and fish oil once a week are enough.
Because the baby’s bones and teeth inside the womb need calcium. Therefore, the presence of this vitamin is necessary for calcium absorption. Vitamin D is found in large quantities in fish oil, and in addition to that, sunlight is also a very good source of this vitamin.
It’s time to stop eating certain foods such as unpasteurized foods, raw meat, eggs, and fish that contain mercury because they can cause allergies.
It is also recommended not to change the domestic cat’s feces container, because if the cat is infected, you may also get toxoplasmosis infection . Getting infected with toxoplasmosis or cat parasite during pregnancy is very dangerous and leads to deafness and blindness and genetic abnormalities in the fetus.


Important symptoms of the fifth week of pregnancy

There is frequent urination in early pregnancy, but it is not caused by an increase in the size of the uterus because there is no visible increase in the size of the uterus. In the fifth week of pregnancy, look at these conditions with a positive view and consider these trips like exercise. These trips to the bathroom may make you think that you should drink less fluids, but never do it and still try to drink as much water as you can .

Take care of your skin

During pregnancy, due to changes in body hormones, one month you may experience acne and pimples and the next month you may experience excessive skin dryness. Since acne during pregnancy is caused by the closing of skin pores by fat, use daily and non-drying skin cleansing solutions to clean the skin and gently apply the germ mask on the skin several times a week. For home treatment of oily skin, mix two egg whites and apply on your face and wash it after 15 minutes. To prepare a homemade moisturizing mask, you can also cook oatmeal until its juice thickens, and after it cools down, apply it on your face and wash it with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.

Do not take these skin medications

Since the use of some skin medications are associated with some birth defects, do not use the following skin medications during pregnancy:

  1. Antifungal drug
  2. Tetracycline is an antibiotic commonly used to treat pimples and acne
  3. Minoxidine, hair strengthener

List of important tasks in the fifth week of pregnancy

  • In the fifth week of pregnancy, it is necessary to choose a doctor or midwife and make an appointment with him. To prepare for the examination, write down the first day of your last period (this is necessary to determine the approximate time of the baby’s birth).
  • Make a list of important pregnancy questions. Ask your relatives and your husband about their medical history. Your doctor may ask you about chronic diseases or genetic abnormalities in both families.
  • Don’t forget to take care of your teeth. During pregnancy, due to the increase in saliva, the oral environment becomes more acidic and the possibility of damage to the teeth is higher.
  • It is recommended not to use X-rays to photograph teeth and other organs in any way.

Appropriate weight in pregnancy

In the fifth week of pregnancy, your belly does not change and you may only be a little bloated. It is even possible that you lose weight due to anorexia. But it is better to know that all this is normal in the fifth week of pregnancy. Pregnant women are different and their bodies undergo extensive changes during pregnancy. Maybe you are worried about being overweight and you don’t want to gain too much weight, while you shouldn’t be too afraid of this issue. Doctors recommend 0 to 1 kilogram of excess weight for a person with a normal body mass index. You have to gain weight anyway. Your doctor will give you personalized advice on weight gain, as each person’s body is different.

If your BMI is less than 18.5:

  • The recommended total weight for your pregnancy is 12.5 to 18 kg.
  • In the second and third trimesters, aim to gain 500 to 700 grams per week.

If you are a healthy weight and have a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9:

  • The recommended total weight for pregnancy is 11.3 to 15.8 kg.
  • In the second and third trimesters, the goal is to add 350 to 450 grams per week.

If you are overweight and have a BMI of 25 to 29.9:

  • The recommended total weight for your pregnancy is 6.8 to 11.3 kg.
  • In the second and third trimesters, you should gain 225 to 320 grams per week.

If you are obese and your body mass index is 30 or higher:

  • The recommended total weight for pregnancy is 5 to 9 kg.
  • In the second and third trimesters, the goal is 180 to 270 grams of extra weight per week.

If you are pregnant with twins

  • The recommended total weight for pregnancy is 18 to 20 kg.
  • In the first half of pregnancy, the goal is to gain 500 grams per week, and in the second half, you need to gain a little more than 500 grams per week.

Get a massage

The 5th week of pregnancy is the right time to ask your partner to mسassage you . You don’t have a big belly right now, but your body is working fast and your baby will grow soon, so you deserve a little massage.

Secure your job

Make sure your home and workplace are safe. Some jobs and hobbies can put you and your baby at risk. If you are normally exposed to chemicals, heavy metals such as lead and mercury and some biological agents, it is true that you are in the fifth week of pregnancy , but you should make changes in your lifestyle during this time. Remember that some cleaning products, pesticides, solvents, and lead in drinking water that is transferred from old pipes can be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about your lifestyle so you can find ways to avoid or eliminate the risks that threaten you at home or at work, and avoid X-ray exposure at all.

Ultrasound of the fifth week of pregnancy

This ultrasound is performed vaginally because the accuracy of the work increases and there is no risk for you and your fetus. The dark area of ​​fluid contains the gestational sac. Finally, this fluid is replaced by the amniotic fluid in which the fetus lives in the coming months. The white circle inside the liquid is called the yolk sac. Before the complete formation of the yolk sac pair, it plays an important role in providing all the nutrients needed for the baby’s growth.

Religious recommendations of the fifth week of pregnancy

You are at the beginning of the second month of pregnancy and it is good to know that the second month is the month of the face, at the beginning of this month the body parts of the fetus appear as buds. It is better to always perform ablution and avoid eating forbidden foods and recite Surah Malik on Thursdays and Fridays

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