Pregnancy development calendar
      Pregnancy development calendar


      Week 5 of Your Pregnancy

      Your Baby

      The tiny heart begins to beat, with 100 to 120 beats per minute which is about twice as fast as yours. Your baby now has a recognisable shape and the first blood vessels and cells with different functions are formed. This lays the foundation for the development of the brain, spinal cord and sensory organs. The size of the embryo at this time is 2 to 3 millimetres.

      Length 2-3 mm

      Your body

      Often feeling exhausted and tightness in the chest are first signs of pregnancy. If the first pregnancy test at home shows positive, you may wish to consult your doctor as soon as possible to ascertain your pregnancy. Your doctor will discuss with you in detail on the important nutrients for you and your child.

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