The pregnancy symptoms the female feels at 5 weeks of pregnancy are just the beginning of the changes her body is about to go through. Don’t worry, the entire pregnancy would not be as troubling as it may look now. Most females have the first trimester as the toughest. The pregnant woman is suggested to get plenty of rest, eat healthy, stay comfortable and happy. Here is what she is likely to feel at 5 weeks of pregnancy-
Pregnancy 5-week symptoms can include-
Honestly, morning sickness is inaccurately named. Morning sickness or simply nausea in early pregnancy can show up at any time of the day, not just around the morning. And the bitter reality is that many females have nausea pretty much all day. A 5 weeks pregnant female with twins, is more likely to have severe morning sickness. To help ease the problem, it is suggested to eat small, frequent meals and not eat anything heavy that can make you bloated. The female can also consult her doctor and start vitamin B6 supplements, ginger capsules, special nausea-reducing lollipops or lozenges, or acupressure wristbands.
Along with morning sickness, aching breasts is another common symptom at 5 weeks pregnant.
At 5 weeks pregnant, it is normal to want to feel sleepy pretty much any time or all the time. Some light exercise, light, small frequent meals can help you feel energetic and less drowsy.
As the pregnant female’s uterus expands, it can press against her bladder. This is likely to cause an increased urge to urinate more frequently. It may be uncomfortable to go to the bathroom so often but it is advised to pee whenever you want to avoid bladder infections. Also, drink plenty of water and fluids to keep UTIs at bay.
5 weeks of pregnant females may experience bloating or mild cramping. This can be due to the egg implanting or due to the uterus stretching. Sneezing, coughing, or changing positions can make the cramps worse. Mild cramping is not a cause alarm, but, contact your doctor immediately if on experiencing severe pain that does not go away. (Also Read: Abdominal pain in pregnancy- Is it Normal? )
Light bleeding or spotting, around the time of the missed period, is usually the implantation bleeding. Some females with healthy pregnancies may have spotting for the complete first trimester.
Food cravings and aversions
The pregnant female’s changing hormones can lead to a change in her appetite as well. She may avoid some foods that she used to enjoy, or you may crave foods that she did not earlier like. (Also Read: Pregnancy diet chart- what to eat during pregnancy )
The food a pregnant female eats will now start moving more slowly through the digestive system to give the nutrients more time to get absorbed into the bloodstream and reach the fetus. The delayed transit can often cause constipation. Eating a fiber-rich diet and drinking a lot of water and other fluids can help to relieve and prevent constipation. (Also Read: Know About the Risk of Piles during Pregnancy )
Increased vaginal discharge
Vaginal discharge during pregnancy is mostly normal. Normal vaginal discharge during pregnancy is usually thin, white, milky, and may have mild odor vaginal. If you notice green or yellowish vaginal discharge which has a strong smell (or accompanied by redness or itching), contact your doctor as it is likely the sign of a vaginal infection.
Pregnancy can cause a lot of emotions. Not only can the idea of a new baby cause emotional stress, but the changes in your hormones can also affect your emotions. It’s normal to feel a variety of emotions, such as elation, sadness, anxiety, fear, and exhaustion.
Warning signs of a miscarriage
As per “The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists”, about 10% of pregnant females have a miscarriage. Vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of a miscarriage. This vaginal bleeding is heavier than spotting, and may also contain clots. The female may also experience abdominal pain or pelvic cramps along with severe back pain. Call your doctor immediately on experiencing any bleeding during the pregnancy.
Tubal or ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy in which the fetus grows outside the uterus, mostly in a fallopian tube. Such a pregnancy is not viable and is life-threatening for the female. Symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, and cramping (mostly on one side), shoulder pain, fainting or dizziness.
Call the doctor right away if you notice symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy.
How is 5 Weeks Pregnant Belly?
At 5 weeks pregnant, the female’s belly may look a bit bloated and she may have morning sickness very often. The female is suggested to gain 1 to 5 pounds during her first trimester to help stay healthy during the pregnancy.
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