5th week

LET'S GET MEASURED!

Size of baby: 1.25 mm

Have you realized your pregnancy yet or still not? Because deep inside your uterus, the foetus grows at a furious pace! Now, it consists of three layers, the ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm, which later will create all the organs and tissues. The neural tube from which will grow the brain, spinal cord, nerves and the spine, begins to grow in the upper layer (ectoderm). From this will develop the skin, hair, nails, mammary glands and sweat glands as well as tooth enamel. The heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer (mesoderm). This week, its tiny little heart begins to split into champers, beats and pumps blood. The mesoderm will form the baby's muscles, cartilage, bones and subcutaneous tissue. The third layer (endoderm), will house the lungs, intestines and rudimentary urinary system, liver, pancreas and thyroid. Meanwhile, the placenta and the umbilical cord are "working" feverishly, to give food to the baby!

5η Εβδομάδα

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

 

... Nausea you feel due to chorionic gonadotropin, which the placenta produces? Most women in the first trimester of pregnancy, are suffering from nausea, a metallic taste in mouth, excessive salivation and other pinpricks. What can you do to reduce your symptoms is not to let your stomach empty for long hours, but instead to consume frequent, small and healthy snacks like bananas, carrots or whole grain crackers.

If you listen to your body carefully, will correctly lead you. It is by its nature constructed to protect the baby that "hosts". Trust it! At this period you can do small irregularities without guilt. It's not your fault... The nature "request" it!

The truth is that you will not often know what to do. You will think "I am Pregnant. And now what? Can I drink coffee, do exercise, to swim?". Pregnancy is a natural condition. And the foetus did such a long journey and faced enormous difficulties to be implanted in your uterus, be sure that it will fight hard to stay there and grow, until it is in your arms. You're not sick. You're Pregnant. Just at the first trimester of pregnancy you have to be careful at few things, such as to the movements and possible bumps. Meaning, you can go out with a car, but not with a motorcycle. You will swim, but you will not do water skiing. You will do the little house work, but you don't need to climb up on the chair to hang the curtains!

Do not to panic, but you should know that most abortions, about 80%, occur before the first 12 weeks. But generally, the rate of miscarriage is small. The vast majority of women terminates their pregnancy successfully. There are several factors leading to a miscarriage, which most probably do not concern you. As we said, the baby does not want to let you go!

Advice

Get constantly informed about what to expect, and what should you watch out for each week of the 36 weeks of your pregnancy that have just started! The texts following from now and for all subsequent weeks are informative and will help you have a peaceful pregnancy. So stay with us! We will be waiting for you for next week too... We are just warming up!

Have a nice week ... and enjoy your reading!