Your Pregnancy Week 05


5 Week Pregnant: Pregnancy Calendar

During pregnancy, you will feel anxious and worried about what will happen to you and your baby in these 9 months. Every week of pregnancy bring new bodily changes and we are here to provide you details of 5 week pregnant and you can get a lot of information about what to expect in every week of pregnancy. Here is a guide to your pregnancy journey.


Babies Development In 5 Week Pregnancy

The first thing you will notice is a missing period. You might be thinking that you are pregnant. But by this time the nervous system of the baby has already started developing. On the top most layer of cells, a groove will form. The cells will fold up and round to make a hollow tube called neural tube. Now this will form the baby’s brain and spinal cord. The tube has two parts i.e. a head and a tail end. The heart is also forming and your baby has some blood vessels. These blood vessels will connect your baby with you by forming strings. This will become umbilical cord. Umbilical cord is baby’s lifeline and a connection between you and your baby. Blood circulation occurs through the cord carrying oxygen and food to the baby and carrying wastes away.


Diet

You will feel food cravings but will also feel food aversions. You might start disliking some foods. You should remember a few important things. It is very important to eat healthy because your body utilizes the nutrients and energy from food that you eat. A healthful diet contains all essential nutrients for you and your baby. You should eat following foods:
 Eat fresh fruits and at least include one citrus fruits to your diet like oranges. This is because citrus fruits are rich source of Vitamin C.
 Eat vegetables. Choose vegetables that are dark green like spinach and broccoli and spinach. Also eat carrots, sweet potatoes and corns etc.
 Add dairy foods to your diet because these are rich source of calcium. Drink milk and eat yogurt.
 Add protein rich foods to diet like eggs, fish, meat and beans etc.
 Follow a balanced diet.


Exercise

Exercise is good for health but you should follow some steps:
 Talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise.
 Rise slowly if lying or sitting as it will not cause a feeling of dizziness.
 Avoid exercises that cause pain.
 Try walking, cycling on stationary cycle and low impact aerobics.
 Stay hydrated.


Precautions

Following precautions should be taken::
 Start taking antenatal appointments.
 Avoid junk food.
 Eat healthy foods that give you energy and take vitamins and folic acid as well.

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