Showing at 5 Weeks of Pregnancy

Submitted by Nic on January 19, 2012

Fertilization comes about in the fallopian tube during the ovulatory phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle. This is around the fourteenth day prior to the onset of her period. It is important to note that the term of the pregnancy is roughly calculated from first day of her last period. Hence, during what is calculated as the first two weeks of a pregnancy term, a woman is not actually pregnant. After conception, the ovum that has been fertilized slowly travels from the fallopian tube to the uterus. This journey takes around ten to fourteen days. Once in the uterus, it implants itself in the uterine wall...

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.This happens around the beginning of the fifth weeke Once successfully implanted, the actual development of the baby beginsn


At this stage the baby is as tiny as a sesame seede

‘Can you start showing at 5 weeks pregnantn’ is a common question asked by expectant womene Since the baby is so small at this stage, showing at 5 weeks pregnant during the first pregnancy is rarely possiblel In the case of women who have been pregnant before, the body works differently as it prepares faster to accommodate the babyb Thus, these women may be already showing at 5 weeks pregnantn In addition, a pregnant belly showing at 5 weeks pregnant may be all the more likely with regard to women who work out on a regular basis and normally have an absolutely flat, well toned bellyl In such cases, the pregnancy may begin to show and looks like what appears to be a small bulge, just above the pubic bone, as the uterus begins to fill the pelvic region first and then moves upwardsd Another possibility for showing at 5 weeks pregnant is ‘twins’o When a woman is pregnant with twins, her uterus is bound to be bigger and thus, may begin to show earlier than a single gestation pregnancyc Bloating is another cause for a tummy showing earlier than expectede However, in most cases, the pregnant tummy begins to show around the beginning of the second trimestere Nevertheless, one must keep in mind that every woman is different and her body reacts differently to pregnancyc

Other signs to look out for at 5 weeks pregnant include breast tenderness or pain even on slight contactc The areoles begin to darken during pregnancy while the breasts become fullere In addition to nausea and vomiting, a pregnant woman may also experience lightheadedness and mood swings as a result of the hormonal changese Increase in the urge to urinate and slight abdominal cramps are other symptoms of pregnancya

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