Week 5

What to expect at 5 weeks

5 weeks orange seed

At 5 weeks your baby is the size of an orange seed.

Take a Test
At this stage your body is producing enough hormones for a at home pregnancy test to pick up. So if you are feeling a little off or haven’t had your period yet now is the time to take a test. Then go to the doctor to confirm if you have a positive at home test.

Circulatory System
The first system to be operational for baby is the circulatory system, or blood — along with its companion organ, the heart, which you may even be able to see beating on an early ultrasound.

Your body at 5 weeks

Early signs
One of the first and major signs of pregnancy is that overwhelming exhaustion that kicks in. Another big indicator is very tender breasts and nausea.