• Week 5

Week 5

Your Baby:

The embryo in the first weeks of pregnancy is unnoticeable and so small that can only be seen by a microscope. In this stage it is divided into three layers of cells: The endoderm: the top layer that will become the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, spinal nerves and vertebral column) The mesoderm: the middle layer will become the circulatory system. The ectoderm: is the bottom layer where we will find intestine, lung, thyroid and other important internal organs

Baby weight now: less than 1 gm

Baby size now: 5 mm


Your Body

You may already have discovered that you are pregnant, for the delay of the period or because your body will produce enough HCG hormone to be detected. Although there are many internal changes it may not be easy to say what you are going through really, but you can notice: morning sickness, vomiting or your breasts are much more sensitive, painful and replete, more developed olfactory sense, cravings ... as well as emotional changes.



Prenatal supplements are important, especially those containing folic acid which will reduce up to 50 % the occurrence of neural defects for your baby, & will produce red blood cells and maintain its growth.  Also you can obtain the folic acid in foods such as: meat (beef liver, chicken and turkey), dark green vegetables (spinach, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli or chard), whole grains (wheat, rice, corn or oats) and also potatoes, eggs, fruits (melon, banana or orange) and soybeans. You have to write down the first day of your last period to help your doctor determine the date of your delivery.

Your first medical visit aims to: detect any abnormality immediately, evaluate possible future risks, determine the risk of genetic diseases and make analysis, if necessary, such as urine & blood analysis & determination of Blood type...