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Your Body at Week 5
Welcome to week 5 of your pregnancy. Feeling like everything is extra tiring and extremely exhausting? Well, your body is doing a lot more than what it’s ever been used to. Growing a baby isn’t easy ladies, so it’s fine to take a step back and put your feet up this week.
Your Baby At Week 5
It may seem strange to the outside world that you are growing a little human inside of you but it’s truly amazing at how fast things are developing in there. Your baby is starting to look like a tadpole this week. The spinal cord is beginning to form and the neural tube starting to close. Soon your baby will start growing a thin layer of skin to protect them.
From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.
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