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The First Trimester

In this section, we will present information week by week about how your baby is growing, symptoms that you may be experiencing, thoughts to consider and tips for a healthy pregnancy.

Week 5

Welcome to week five!

Your tiny human now has a beating heart and is about the size of a sesame seed.

Other structures are beginning to form like your baby’s brain and spinal cord. The placenta, an organ designed to provide all the nutrients that your baby will need while in utero, is continuing to form. How amazing is all that! Maybe you and your partner have decided to tell close family or a couple of friends how excited that you are to be expecting a baby.

Your tiny human now has a beating heart and is about the size of a sesame seed.

How my Baby Grows

Symptoms Mama may Feel or Experience

Thoughts to Consider

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cheryl Sharp,
Certified Nurse Midwife
Chief Content Officer