One of the best moments of pregnancy is when you actually find out that you are pregnant. This piece of news brings so much happiness to you and your loved ones that nothing else seems important anymore. You will probably find out by the end of the first month after conception.
By this time the embryo has implanted itself in the walls of the uterus and started deriving nutrition through the placenta. The first rush of hormones has also settled down into a steady flow and the body is slowly adjusting to the months ahead. A normal menstrual cycle tends to be somewhere between 28 and 32 days and most pregnancies are confirmed after the first day of missing your period.
So if your cycle is of the normal duration as well, you should probably have your pregnancy confirmed by the 5th week after actual fertilisation of the egg. You can do this in a very simple manner by using a home pregnancy test or going to the doctor’s clinic for a proper urine and blood test. But by now various clear symptoms of pregnancy also start manifesting themselves. It is important to be aware of these symptoms in order to continue with a healthy pregnancy.
Signs of Pregnancy At 5 Weeks
Here is a list of symptoms that are commonly seen at 5 weeks after conception.
Increase in Frequency of Urination
The uterus starts expanding in anticipation to accommodate the baby as it grows bigger and presses against the bladder. Pregnancy hormones also ensure that urinary system starts working more efficiently than before in order to rid the body of toxins. These factors contribute towards your increased urge to urinate. By the second month, you may want to visit the bathroom as often as once every hour and even more at night while you are sleeping.
Pregnancy related nausea usually sets in around the 5th or 6th week of pregnancy. It tends to start very suddenly on any given day. Women may feel uncomfortable at a particular time of the day or throughout the day depending on their body functions.
Nausea also brings with it feelings of craving for certain foods and aversion to others. Many women also find that nausea is triggered off by certain smells like stale food or refrigerator smells.
The body is working much beyond its normal capacity during this time which can obviously take a toll on your system. You may feel constantly fatigued all the time and find it very difficult to get out of bed in the morning. This is sign that your body needs rest and you should indulge yourself as much as possible even if it means that you have to take some time off from your job or household chores.
Your breasts will start looking much bigger by now because they are swelling up with newly opened milk ducts. They may also feel very sensitive and tender to the lightest touch. Some women also complain of itching all over their breasts which is a sign that the skin is stretching.
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