Your Pregnancy At Week 5

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In a nutshell
Baby Has Developed Its Heartbeat
Your Baby Looks Like A Tadpole
Urge To Use The Bathroom More
Continued breast growth

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.

Week 5 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: English Meaning: "Bright in mind and Spirit"
Gender: Female Origin: Russian Meaning: "Cheerful"

Recipe of the Week

Blueberry Mojito Mocktail
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5 Min
Serves 4
6 Ingreds


  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • Lime juice
  • Soda
  • Crushed ice

Cooking Instructions

  1. Have your blender at the ready to blend them blueberries.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, pop the mint leaves and sugar inside.Add the lime juice and pureed blueberries also. Shake it!
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass of your choice, fill the glass with crushed ice. Top up with soda and gently stir,garnish with lime wedge, blueberries and mint sprig!

Week 5 TODO's

  1. All the same advice given in week for, is advised for this week! Keep up the fantastic work of not only looking after yourself but that little one growing inside of you.

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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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