CHANGES TO MUM
Although you will not look pregnant yet there are many symptoms of pregnancy that start at or continue from week 5. One of the main signs of pregnancy will be a feeling of nausea (not just morning sickness but any time of day), however not everyone gets this. Like all of the symptoms of pregnancy, all women are different and may suffer from some or none of these.
If you have been trying to conceive, you will also be paying close attention to your menstrual cycle and if your period is late. At week 5 a woman’s period is 1 week late and therefore a pregnancy test can be taken to confirm that you are in fact pregnant.
Once again, woman can experience irregular periods or even implantation bleeding, therefore a late period is another sign that is not always as straight forward as one may think to detect pregnancy. For further information on symptoms of pregnancy, follow the links in the menu.
Once you have confirmed that you are in fact pregnant, you may not have realised how far along you are or could possibly be very confused by all of the dates, I know I was.
You are 5 weeks pregnant counting from the first day of your last menstrual period, therefore including the couple of weeks before you would have even been ovulating. Therefore your estimated date of delivery is calculated based on the first day of your last period, be sure to keep a record of this date.
Many websites have calculators you can use to input this information and work out your EDD, but of course your doctor will also confirm these.
Ultrasounds of the baby’s progress will further confirm the dates and how far along in the pregnancy you are. Your EDD can change based on the ultrasound and they may adjust your baby’s due date.
CHANGES TO BUB
RISKS: From the moment you find out that you are pregnant there are some things you should know, mostly about what you can and cannot do physically (i.e. what’s safe for the baby) and also about nutrition. For further information on this please click the relevant links in the menu.