Pregnancy week 5

First signs of pregnancy: week 5 of being pregnant - You will be able to take a pregnancy test this week.

This week you will be able to take a pregnancy test. You may know you are pregnant if you have done an early test, but will probably not be experiencing morning sickness yet. However you may notice other signs of pregnancy such as changes to your sense of smell. A plug of mucus has sealed your cervix.

Your baby

By week five your baby's brain and the rest of the nervous system have started to develop. Your baby is gently floating in amniotic fluid. The nose, eyes and hands are forming and basic hand 'plates' are present. The heart is now beating strongly at twice your own rate. Blood vessels have formed and a tiny umbilical cord has connected itself to the rapidly developing placenta. Your baby measures around the length of a grain of rice.

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im already a mum of 5 but just found out im 5 weeks pregnant with our 6th child im sooo excited me and my partner have been trying since july last year got a few aches in my tummy and back needing a wee more often and tender breast no sickness yet keeping my fingers crossed lol :)
by vikkiirowe 16th Jun 2011, 3:09pm
hey all i have found out i was goin to have my first baby a week ago and i am 21 me and my partner are very happy and cant wait i went to the doctors when i found out and they said i was only early days but we have work it out as i am 5 weeks and 2days and the baby will be due in dec 7th i have been feeling very tried and sick at night but not in the morning and have a very little bump and am also getting cramps and butterflys in my tummy and have been going to the loo more lol cant wait to be a mummy just abit scared that something could happen xx
by Han1989 11th Apr 2011, 9:41am
hi all i have just found out im 4 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child i am very happy but cant seem o stop worrying tht something is gonna happen is this normal?? i also am feeling really sick like all day and getting funny butterfly feelings in my tummy is anyone the same??? xxx
by samanthax 24th Mar 2011, 8:43am
Hi, I am 5 w and 3 days pregnant, so happy and excited as been on the ttc forum for last two and a half years. Can't shake the worrying feeling which i hope will go as soon as we have our early scan on 17th march where i will be about 7 weeks!

I have had enlarged and tender breasts and nipples, at times butterflys in my tummy and cramps but then they suddendly go! needing to wee a lot more including once or twice in the night.
i pray everything will be ok and thinking postive, we found out we were 4 weeks at our first IVF appt so it feels like was meant to be.

oh, and tiredness really bad!
congrats on all your BFPS and good luck in your pregnancys xxx
by bunny79 8th Mar 2011, 6:04pm
hi to mumtothomas, i am 5 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby also. And like yourself this pregnancy is totally different except this time around i feel marvellous apart from the sore boobs but they are not too sore. When i was pregnant with my daughter i was sick every day, all day for the first 5-6 months, i didnt feel pregnant just felt really really ill. Like you im a worrier and me too will worry until i have had my 12 weeks scan and so on. R u going to find out the sex and would you like a girl now as you have a boy?

Hey all, good luck to everyone and congratulations to lardiegirl, you must be over the moon xx
by Mum2TiaPaige 22nd Nov 2010, 3:36pm
hi a 17 year old girl..young, yes, i know. I have reason to believe that i am roughly 5 - 6 weeks pregnant..ive put on a tremendous amount of weight in my hips, legs and tummy..hardly no control over apetite..anyone feeling this? I recently had a light pinkish period afew weeks ago..only light spotted bleeding that lasted for a couple of days..just wanting to know if any one else has experienced the same? I also had painful tender breasts for roughly three weeks..their not as soar but still tender and itchy this normal? also cramping (not as severe as period)? Slight lower back pain? And once more, gas and colds? Such as wind, burping, blocked nasal area, cough or soar throat? Mood swings towards my partner!? I have not yet had a urine test yet, still waiting for blood test nervous!! and extremely excited! If anyone can help me out just by giving me some info, i would be forever greatful!! Thankyou ladies, congratulations for those we have successfully concieved and special good luck to those who trying and not giving up!! Xox
by jazzie17xx 22nd Nov 2010, 3:35pm
hey all Just found out im 5 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby! This time is totally different, been sick for last 2 weeks and my boobs are huge and so so sore, when I had my son I had no sickness so its a 1st for me! Im a natural worrier and will worry up till my 12 week scan n then till my 20 week and then till the birth, so to all u 1st time mums its natural to worry and be nervous!
Congrats Lardiegirl and good luck xxxxxx
by MumToThomas 19th Nov 2010, 5:42pm
hi all well I have been trying for children for 10 years and i have just found out i am 5 weeks pregnant I sat there and cried and could and still can not believe in I am so worried about the 12 week stage as I don't want to curse it as I have been trying for ages and it is such a gift to be given the miracle of life I only have sore boobs at the moment but will not complain about any of it so need to make a appointment with the doctor now so please ladies get in contact if your feeling nervous like me x
by maceysmummmy 18th Nov 2010, 11:07am
Hello everyone,i had one miscarriage on feb 2010, now I'm pregnant and now 5th week,but my Dr told me that the level of thyroid hormone is very low(0.169) and it was the cause of my first miscarriage,I'm taking thyroid tablets from the day of ovulation but Dr is telling that 23 of this month she will take a scan & then only we can decide. Me & my husband are in tension, we r praying to God as it is 3.5 years after our marriage. Now I'm in Dubai.
by JODIN 15th Oct 2010, 3:52pm
hey to all the pregnant ladies on this site! im very new to this... I took a test last tuesday one day after my missed period and it was positive, i went to the chemist to get another clear blue digital test and it said pregnant 1-2 weeks!!! i couldnt believe it. I will be 5 weeks on monday. My fiancee and i are both really excited and i just hope everything goes ok. :) good luck everyone and congratulations again!
by tinkerbella88 20th Sep 2010, 5:30pm
how many weeks pregnant before the sex of the baby is determed
by linda51 20th Sep 2010, 5:30pm
Been trying for 2 years! Just got a BFP!!!! First time ever!
by blurf 2nd Sep 2010, 10:46am
hi just found out i'm 5 weeks pregnant i'm very happy but also worried i'm having really bad pains in my womb feels alot like period pains is anyone else feeling these pains
by annamarie33 1st Sep 2010, 10:08am
omg just found out im 4wks pregnant even though i had my last baby last september im so excited i hope its a boy as i have 2 girls ...
by londonlass5 27th Aug 2010, 4:39pm
im 4-5 weeks pregnant and it is sooo exciting but im always worryin about miscarrying, i have had some cramping period like pains but there all normal as ur body is goin threw so many changes right now and your womb is stretching i just cant wait to be 3 months gone does any1 else feel the same? x
by kayon 25th Aug 2010, 3:39pm
My period was due on 27th June. I didnt get it, though was having period pain since 20th June and was expecting that will get it. Im trying to get pregnant since last 9 months. As per doctor, I have gained 14kg of weight in one year and therefore it has disturbed my hormones, I am not getting periods on time and therefore not getting pregnant. Doctor has given me medicines like Glucophage, aspirin and dulsophat, which help in concieveing. This time i experiened some my breast became sooo sensitive that touching thm was hurting me....and i was having abdominal cramps, period pain too....2moro i will compleye my 5th week. My breast are fine now....but I feel period painw hen i am standing or walking, The moment i sit, it disappears...abdominal cramps and backache is still there....will go to doctor on 6th to findout if i am pregnant....guyz plz pray....I am waiting for this since long:(
by Amna28 12th Aug 2010, 10:10am
hi every1 i have just joined i am trying to concieve at the moment bought every ovulation test under the sun!!! hope it happens soon any advice out there??
by debnalan 12th Aug 2010, 10:09am
i have 5 children already one set of twins im pregnant again and at 6 weeks i look bigger than i should is this normal as its so early on or could this be twins again
by nadzy 12th Aug 2010, 9:43am
hi i am new to this site, i am also 5weeks pregnant and well happy but i dont understand this forum thing, plenty of questions being asked but no answers???? xx
by rhiogs 12th Aug 2010, 9:18am
Bunnycat, I feel the same. Found out on sat 10th July I was pg so I must be 5 weeks but I am still paranoid there has been a mistake and these stabbing pains in my womb are not helping!
by Shadowfax 11th Aug 2010, 5:36pm
hi. I'm 40, and hopefully having my 3rd child. I have 2 boys, 17 & 18yrs. Had a sterilization reversal 2 yrs ago (have a new partner) Managed to get pregnant 3 times but unfortunately MC'd. tested on mon as about 5 days late and got positive result. Really shocked as not really tried last month but over the moon. 5 wks now, boobs getting quite large and very tender, my sense of smell is heightened & certain smells turn my stomach, feel tired a lot of the time but have trouble getting comfy & sleeping at night. Trying to be positive about this pregnancy. Because of a blood disorder i've got (which is why I MC) I have to inject myself everyday with a blood thinner, take a low dose aspirin and insert pesseries for the nxt few wks. It'll all be worth it to have a baby. Good luck to all you mummies to be. XX
by JoJenn 11th Aug 2010, 5:24pm
I got a positive test result on Friday and another on Monday. However i still feel really paranoid, whenever i go to the loo i expect to have my period. This is my second child ( i have a 7 year old daughter) but i dont remember feeling like this with her.
by rachelle79 11th Jun 2010, 5:24pm
Bunnycat- I am in the boat with you, I am mainly tired, wearing out with the job i am guessing? I have had a little pain in the lower ab area the past few days.. we just found out Monday. we are thinking about 5 weeks. took us 2yrs to get here so we are very excited.
by aeboone24 21st May 2010, 4:12pm
Hi all! I think I'm about 5 weeks pregnant - i'm in the process of getting my results back from the doctors (but I already know I'm pregnant!) so what next?! Appointments, Midwife, lots of confusion, excitment and mornings with my head in the sink . . . happy days! I've come on here to find out more and of course for support. Thank you
by helenleeds 18th May 2010, 5:35pm
I am just 5 weeks pregnant and it feels really unreal, I have sore breasts and little stabbing pains in my lower abdomen which I believe is normal but even though I am pregnant, I can't get my head around it - does anyone else feel the same?
by Bunnycat 18th May 2010, 4:45pm
We had IUI treatment 14 days ago, my period was due today (and has not arrived). They said wait 16 days to do test...was wondering if anyone knew if we would get a correct result from a pregnancy test before the 16 days, eg today???? Good luck all you newly pregnant ladies
by liza76 14th May 2010, 5:39pm
I am 5 weeks pregnant and miscarried Sept 2009. I have a heavy feeling in my abdomen and sometimes has cramping. Is this normal? I lost my last one at 6 weeks.

by MamaCurrie 14th May 2010, 5:27pm
Hi everyone, well its finally happened!!!!! Im 5 weeks pregnant and so pleased :o)

How do I tell my 13 yr old he gonna have a new brother or sister?

Good luck to you all and Congratulations x
by clairexx75xx 14th May 2010, 4:01pm
im 5 weeks pregnant off to the doctors today to confirm had 4 miscarriages have a few sharp pains kind of tugging may last 20secounds i hear as long as it isnt continued for a long time it is normal?? maybe get this twice a day and am concerned all the time but need to stay positive and keep strong, good luck everyone, may our wishes come true.
by holdontight 15th Jan 2010, 4:27pm
by jehovahownjesus 11th Jan 2010, 4:15pm
Hi all mothers to be,
am 5 weeks pregnant and am worried abt sex positions as my husband enjoys more sexthan i do.

so plz what sex postion can we start using.

worried Dianah
by dianah 10th Dec 2009, 9:18am
Conrgatulations Tanya!

The doctor doesn't do much (we expected something much more official when she presented) - just refers you to a midwife team. Re Folic acid - we just bought supplements from Boots - shouldn't need to be prescribed. The number of weeks pregnant is always calulated crudely from the end of your last period (hence can be a couple of weeks out) - when you have your first scan, they can normally give you a much better idea of how old your baby is.

There is sooooo much info out there, I wouldn't stress too much. In terms of info, Askbaby is a pretty good place to start! Your body should tell you pretty much what you need - there's probably some vital nutrient/vitamin in pickled baby betroot that your body needs right now!
by Larry 7th Dec 2009, 4:11pm
Hi there everyone
Congratulations to all mummys and new mummys..
Well heres my confuzzled/complicated story..
On friday I took a test, due to feeling slightly wierd, also late for my cycle.. (which is quite often) took 2 tests and both came back positive.. the best news ever....myself and hubby can not be happier. (hubbys walking around with a bounce..loll)
I booked into see my Doctor to confirm everything, and advise really, (I'm walking blind, and learning along the way), she wasn't the most pleasent lady.. I had an early morning sample, ready to hand over, she said she didnt need it due to me taking 2 tests, she screwed up data input on the computer for my due date, then wrote the wrong prescription for Folic tablets..(which needed to be changed) had to do my blood pressure 3 times and then said I was very high.. she then said I was about 7 weeks pregnant due to the timing from my last cycle, (from the 24th -29th October) when I walked in I thought I was only 4 weeks..(and as I walked out I just felt I was in the way) she then said a midwife will be calling me the next day, and haven't heard anything...
I would really like to be confident to tell people when I'm due when the time the moment I'm all confused!!
So I'm kinda lost.. can anyone recommend any realiable info.. I'm looking through the internet, but it's a huge mind field..
I too have really restless nights sleep, really want to munch on pickled baby beetroot, and feeling very tired...
Well hugs thrown at you all
Tanya x
by TJ26 3rd Dec 2009, 9:28am
Hi this is my 1st pregnancy & im very excited. Im desperately trying to stop smoking. Anybody got any advice. Id b very grateful.
by Dabdab 1st Dec 2009, 9:43am
This is my 5th pregnancy but we are still so excited! Feeling constantly dizzy and very tired. Every pregnancy is different but I always get dizzy in the beginning.
by AllieW 30th Nov 2009, 10:08am
Just over 5 weeks, second pregnancy. I have a nine year old son but am yet to tell him as it is a high risk pregnancy as I have factor V Leiden and am waiting for the 12 week mark to spill the beans. It is all very exciting.
by jmarie 17th Nov 2009, 2:43pm
hi. im 17. 18 in december. i took a test yesturday but it says i not pregnant. i have got the signs. i have a little spotting and period is meant to b tomroo. i do not no what to do can it b a false negative
by jadebrown 11th Nov 2009, 9:14am
This is my third child too. I have a 4 year old and a nearly two year old, and I'm VERY excited at number three! Don't know how to tell the other two yet. I think there will be questions from my eldest though!!!
by Littlemo 11th Nov 2009, 9:14am
congrats to all new mums to be
this is my 3 rd child. i have one son aged 5 and a little girl aged 2. does any have any ideas on how to tell them about whats happening to 5 wks pg ive sore boobs to along with morning sickness.
ginger nut biscuits are easing the morning sickness as for sore boobs..
ive aslo having tummy cramps nothing to serious
by estty 9th Nov 2009, 10:14am
im 5 weeks pregnant have diabetes and take 3mg of xanax a day im very worried. Has anyone elese been in this situation before? also im 35 and already have 5 kids
by windellaella 27th Oct 2009, 2:48pm
Hello. I found out only 4 days ago that im just over 4 weeks pregnant. Its taken 5 years and 3 courses of IUI fertitiity treatment but I guess they say 3rd time lucky! Im 37 years old.
nhmbbabe1 - I was reading your message and you are very similar in symptoms to me... sore boobs, thats it so far - thank the lord - but yes Im having trouble sleeping too and very strange dreams. Also cant help worrying things will go wrong... is this normal? xx
by Georgiegirl2 21st Oct 2009, 9:11am
Hello! I am few days short of 5 wks pregnant and I am 24 will be 25 in January. I really only have sore boobs. Everyone tells me I am lucky that that is it! haha I 2 took well 4 tests because I did not believe it either. It still hasn't sank in. I would love to chat with you girls on here! It is nice to chat with other preggo women around the same weeks as me. My only issue is I cannot sleep. I sweat, have vivd dreams and cannot get comfertable. Anyone else? Very excited ttyall soon! xoxo
by nhmbbabe1 19th Oct 2009, 10:06am
Hi everyone, got 2 positive test results this afternoon. Already have a 20 month old little girl. VERY happy and looking forward to the whole process again. Fingers crossed everything goes as smoothly as last time! :)
by Daisydoo22 19th Oct 2009, 10:04am
hey - I'm just 5 weeks pregnant - this baby will be my fourth and although that sounds completely mad - my husband and I are very excited!!! fell like its my first pregnancy over again. I'm feeling sick too and very tired - my boobs are ok though - I cant wait to get to my scan so that I know everythings ok - i'm a bit nervous this time!!
by AnnaDear 19th Oct 2009, 10:03am
Hi I found out I was 5 weeks pregnant with baby no.1
Really happy, did 3 tests before it sank in!!!
Feel very tired, nauseaus at times, bloated, very sore boobs but other than that very happy!!!!!!!!!
If anyone wants to chat and compare...let me know...I am in Sheffield too by the way xxxx
by Broody2009 12th Oct 2009, 10:00am
i have just foundout i am 6weeks pregnant, how soon can i start and buy bits and peices?
by amylovesdavid 22nd Sep 2009, 9:21am
Hi everyone
sarahandbaby i just found out i was 5 weeks pregnant too and i'm also 25 :) i'm very excited, and i too think i've been a little over on the planning and organising. its my first and i just wanna make sure that every thing is in place. it feels so good to know i have someone else to share this experience with. maybe u can send me and email and we could talk more... :)
by Chibaby01 21st Sep 2009, 9:15am
Hi All
I have just found out I am 5 weeks pregnant and am a little nervous. I try to organise and plan a little to much.
Any advice it is my first and I am 25
by sarahandbaby 18th Sep 2009, 10:59am
hello - I am new to all this. I have just found out that I am 5 weeks pregnant!? it still feels unreal. I am half happy, half terrified. We were trying for a baby but now that it's a reality I can't get my head around it. My biggest quandry is trying to hide my pregancy at work - I have an active social life so would appreciate any advice on what excuses to give as to why I am not drinking or choosing not to attend social occasions. Very tricky, as I don't want to tell anyone until I get past that 12 wk/post scan stage. Has anyone any tips?
by ASAP 11th Sep 2009, 3:33pm
hi everyone..i cant decide what week im on...some web sites say 5 others 6?? lol anyway im 32 and just found out im having my 4th baby..bit nervous...thought 3 plenty..but these things happen..and im happy.
by leona0310 8th Sep 2009, 9:16am
by BABS12 4th Sep 2009, 9:46am
Hi everyone, I am 40 years old pregnant with my fourth child. I'm actually nervous. Is anyone else close to me in age?
by Ange1968 2nd Sep 2009, 10:08am
hi iv bn avin severe pain in my tommy a
by 2000 26th Aug 2009, 10:58am
hi every1, congrats to u all hope all goes well. I'm pregnant on my 4th child my husband is soo not happy about it I cnt talk about it with him, feeling alone on this 1 but I'm so happy I'm over the moon I hope he comes round to the idea soon xx
by sarz64 28th Jul 2009, 12:28pm
hi everyone, just found out im pregnant and so excited this is 3rd baby and didnt expect it at all. Didnt have my usual signs of periods starting so done a test the day before and positive was so shocked couldnt stop crying, that was thursday and have managed to calm myself down, going to get an appointment with doctor tomorow to get everything confirmed, i calculate due date 31st March
by KLDPLUS1 28th Jul 2009, 12:27pm
Hi Everyone, Found out today am pregnant for the 3rd time. Wasn''t planning on 3 but am over the moon! Though a complete shock and am wildly presuming am 5 wks when actually not really sure!
by bumbles 16th Jul 2009, 9:29am
hi everyone! just found out im about 5 weeks pregnant, i suffered an abembryonic pregnancy back in june last year,so naturally im terrified this time round! Off the see the Doctor next friday, ive never been so nervous! Started to get nausea today, dont feel as tired as last time but boobies are sore! Had enough of going to the loo every 5 minutes though! Stocked up on lots of healthy food, just hope i can manage to eat it! Had period like pains again today aswell! Take care everyone x
by beaniebaby 29th Jun 2009, 9:57am
Congrats everyone!
I am currently 5 wks and in a state of shock! i have PCOS & endometriosis I have son who is 5 and after four miscarriages my consultant thought it would be better for me to have a hysterectomy. I am truly happy to be pregnant but also petrified!!!! My fiance says he is happy but wont really discuss anything until we have the scan! feeling a bit lonely as we have decided to keep it to ourselves for now! xx
by 01Natalie 28th May 2009, 9:15am
Hi There,
Im a mum of 1, shes nearly 4 so its been a while from i was last pregnant.
My periods are normally very regular, although im 1wk and half late....
I was feeling bit sick at start of week & done a test but is was negative???

1st day of my last period was Sun 12th April.
Still no period but i am cramping abit, feels like my periods due anytime.

Sarced to do another test cause ive lost 2 pregancies prior to my daughter being born.
Wat you think ladies???
by MumsRUs 18th May 2009, 9:34am
hi folks. I am going to the doctors today to confirm my pregnancy. I took a test 4 days ago and it showed up positive, then i took another test just to make sure. I am really nervous about going to see my GP as I had a miscarriage 2 years ago, when we last tried for a baby. I already have a son of 12 years old by my previous husband, but really looking forward to this one.
The morning sickness has kicked in and I also seem to be going to the toilet every minute or so. That must be because, at the moment, I could drink the sea dry.
Since it has been a long time since my last full pregnancy, I wouldn't mind some hints and tips to keep me going through this one. Thanks if you could help me. xxxxx
by leanjase 18th May 2009, 9:34am
Hi Everyone
I have just found out i am pregnant again, i lost my first baby in January so hopefully i can carry this one full term good look to all you new mums out there i cant wait to become a mum. xxxx
by Alexandria21190 14th May 2009, 9:40am
Geohawk - I got 4 negative tests and im now 16 weeks pregnant do some more just to check!!!!! good luck hun xxx
by LissyBear 11th May 2009, 11:35am
Hi i am new to all this .. me and my partner have been tryin for a baby for about 7 month now and now i am 10 days late past few days i have started to feel really exhausted while at work but dont seem to have any other signs just exhausted and period late. If i was preg would i have other signs by now?
by kaylz88 16th Apr 2009, 9:15am
Hi guys,just found out this Am i am Pregnant. Not been to Drs yet as they are shut for training till tomorrow when i will be back in work, how veryinconvenient lol ,so I will have to wait another week before i go there ! Have just read through a few posts before,and chuckled at the one saying im always hungry and cry a t almost anything - thats me but normally,god help me now lol
Good luck to you all out there xxx
by charlileeuk 16th Apr 2009, 9:13am
Hi, well my last Period was 17th Feb and still nothing, been having headaches, bloatiness, nauseous, and knackered! So took 4 tests, the 1st came up with little light line but the following 2 were negative and then one this morning was also negative - what do i do!
by Geohawk 27th Mar 2009, 9:16am
Hey Ladies

After coming off the pill 6 weeks ago due to mood swings etc I've been feeling really tired and sick now for about the last 2 weeks and had sore boobs for the same amount of time done few tests and negative - done one yesterday and it came through positive went to docs last night and she has referred me to a midwife she never tested done anything to me which has left me bit in limbo... patiently waiting. Done another test this morning which shows the conception indicator it shows me as being 2-3 weeks (4-5 weeks from LMP). Did eventually want kids with my partner although this has happened bit quicker than initially thought we are over the moon but I am very scared of the pregnancy itself and the labour part especially as I cry when i give blood ha ha. Im 29 and dont want to do anything to jeopordise this and mc so fingers crossed.

Good Luck Ladies and Congrats xx

by Helsbels80 18th Mar 2009, 9:15am
hi everyone, im 5weeks pregnant today, we found out on tues and went straight to the docs who did urine test, that came back negative however i have in total done 6 home pregnancy tests the last being this morning and they were all positive!!! Am i pregnant??? I dont have any signs yet other than fuller slightly sore boobs and also cramping in my lower abdomen is this really normal or does it sound like a mc? Im just so worried this is a much wanted 1st baby and i dont want to lose it! pls help im 25 x
by ym2b 16th Mar 2009, 9:17am
Hi ladies i am 29 years old and i am currently 5 weeks pregnant with my second child. i am so happy but scared at the same time cause i have been through 2 m/c .but i am staying positive. as i can see there is alot of ladies dued in november 09. good luck to all of you ladies
by Penny30 16th Mar 2009, 9:17am
Hi, I'm 37 and been with my husband for 20 years, we started trying for a baby 15 years ago, with no luck after about about 5-6 years of trying we were put on the NHS list for IVF, we had to wait another 3 years on the list then we finally had our first attempt, which i did conceive but miscarried quite son after, i still had 2 frozen embryos left so six months later i had them put back in and this time i got pregnant and went full term and had a boy who is now just 6, Unbelievably I have just found out that i am 5 weeks pregnant (naturally) , I am in a state of shock, i carnt believe after all these years , we are going to have another baby, I am very nervous though as it is still very early, but hopefully things will progress well, so fingers crossed everything will be fine.xx
by jjumbo1 23rd Feb 2009, 12:55pm
Hi, I'm 25 and expecting my 3rd child. Me and Hubby are very happy I'm about 5 weeks, midwife phoning to discuss everything tomorrow! I've had reallly bad back ache today, though it was because of sitting at work, but wasn't sure. I've already forgotten everything from the last pregnancy 5 years ago. Hope its not too bad!!!
by Abbi84uk 19th Feb 2009, 10:12am
hi im 27 expecting my third child after a 5 year gap seem to have forgot what to expect and what im doing lol i had a mc not last year yr before and scared me a bit. am about 4wks according to this site experiencing cramps like period have spoke to my midwife friend tonight who said this is normal guess i forgot all this from last time, am pretty nervous hoping i dont mc again me and hubby r celebrating 6 years of marriage today so this is perfect anniversary gift we are both over the moon but also both little nervous roll on 12 weeks.
by jzdlfol 17th Feb 2009, 9:41am
I've had period-like cramps in my back as well.. from what I'm reading that seems fairly normal. Haven't started having morning sickness, but tiredness, queasiness on occasion, and the like. I'm 4.5 weeks along as well and really excited! :)
by CrochetGirl 17th Feb 2009, 9:40am
I'm 5 weeks pregnant and absolutely exhausted! This is my second pregnancy as I've got twin 4 year old Boys.
Looking forward to the new addition to the family, we're all v excited x

by KJJohn 17th Feb 2009, 9:40am
Lara1... i'm suffering from lower back pain too, at 5 weeks. i had it with my other two (healthy) pregnancies. but i don't remember it starting quite this early. x
by pops78 6th Feb 2009, 12:48pm
Hi all, Am hoping you can give me some advice!! Me and my partner have been trying to get pregnant for a few month. My period was due on Sunday the 1st of Feb and I am always every 28 days, i have had no period but I did have some slight bleeding monday night after sex but only a tiny amount and nothing since, i had heard your cervix can be super sensitive when pregnant so it could just be because of that but I have taken a pregnancy test and it was negative, i am not stressed or anything an cant think of any other reason why my period could be late?? Any ideas???x
by stitch1980 5th Feb 2009, 9:56am

I'm 5wks pregnant. I lost my baby last year when I was 4months - infact a year to the day, yesterday. So my boyfriend and I are really happy. Had some lower back pain, think I caught a chill yesterday while out and have a had an upset stomach, not bad just a bit uncomfortable. Is it normal, chills aside, to get lower back ache, right at the base of the back?
by Lara1 3rd Feb 2009, 9:16am
hi found out i was pregnant last weekend and im sooooo exited! im 5 weeks feeling great i have also had some little niggly period type pains,but reading everyone's useful info on here has really helped me. Just cant wait to have first scan and hope everything is fine.
by jemmab86 2nd Feb 2009, 10:42am
i found out im pregnant today n am 4.5 weeks gone, i 2 av been experiencings period like pains but aww i think its so good tht its the size of a grain of rice n tht x
by teenymummy 28th Jan 2009, 9:00am
hi just reading this site 2nite, we have been trying for a baby for nearly 2 years and on the 13th i found out i was 4 and a half weeks pregnant, this is totals amazing coz i was told i may not be able to have kids as ive got pcos! we are sooooooo please and excited, but very nervous too, iam so scared i'l mc, i think that thought goes through everyones mind (what if?) i know i should just chill and enjoy my pregnancy but as ive read in comments from people in early stages WHAT ARE THERE AWEFUL PERIOD LIKE CRAMPING PAINS???
by babyavery 16th Jan 2009, 9:43am
hi...i think im about 4wks+5...missed period 4 days ago and got a positive yesterday. miscarried the first one at 11 weeks, Have been in aweful cramping pains for the last couple of days which is different from the first time, but is that a bad/good sign? does anyone know?
by quoiam 15th Jan 2009, 9:58am
Im 5wks +4 today, cant wait to be 6wks, 7wks, 8wks !! Me and hubby are soo excited, I cant wait to see midwife and go for the first scan, that'll be exciting. Is there any way we can get an earlier scan? I just feel far to excited to wait !!
by jbtrying 6th Jan 2009, 10:14am
this is my first child. i found out im 5 weeks and due august 30th. im very nervous!
by Mommy2b083009 5th Jan 2009, 9:15am
Hi. I'm 15, and I'm pretty sure I'm pregnant because my period is 5 days late now, and I'm just wondering, when do you start showing that you're pregnant?
by Cathrynx 5th Jan 2009, 9:15am
love this site,its beautiful :)
by indogo 19th Dec 2008, 10:02am
hi my name is mandy i have 4 children and i wanted another so i came off the pill in august and i have just found out i an 5wks pregnant carnt beleive it didnt think it would be so quick i am delighted.great
by mand18 28th Nov 2008, 8:57am
hi everyone
congratilations to all mothers-to-be
my name is sandra
i'm 25 and i tink i'm pregnant
i just got married last month to my boyfriend of 8yrs and we couldnt wait to start a family.
now i think i'm pregnant cos my period is 3 days late and i already started having the swollen breasts from last week plus i have that really strong feeling
i'l be taking the weeks in a few days cos i want to be absolutely sure
but right now i'm a bit scare of MCs cos i've heard alot about it and i see myself withdrawng when i and my husband are making love
i'm scared he'll hurt the baby even though he's really gentle
i know the first trimester is really delicate but am i overreacting?
pls advice!!!
by sandira 20th Nov 2008, 9:08am
Hiya, Lora & Milliex, my name is Sam and i am 5 weeks pregnant and I do have all the symptoms you are both describing, as i did when i was pregnant with my daughter 5yrs ago.. It is important that you take a pregnancy test, I know they can be expensive to buy, but some stores do sell cheaper ones and also obviously the doctors & clinics will carry them out. Have you missed a period? If you haven't, you will not be able to take a test until the first day of your missed period. A missed period is normally a good sign that you may be pregnant, although some light bleeding or spotting can occur. Also Milliex, if you were at the stage of pregnancy where you would be showing you would of missed a few periods by now and would have to be at least 12 weeks pregnant. Although you do both have some symptoms that can be associated with pregnancy, it is impossible to know without taking a test. My advice would be to work out when you had unprotected sex and when you had your last period and work it out from there, but obviously the only foolproof way is to take a test! I hope this helps.
by toddie12 20th Nov 2008, 9:07am
I am 23 and I took a home test on the 14th of November and it came out postive. I experienced head aches and stomach, my back is killing me, I'm always tried, my nipples tingles sometimes, alot of gas,I'm eating like crazy. Normally I would eat and if I eat too much I get full but now I don't. I went to one of my doctors yesterday and told me if I am 4-5 weeks. And without me telling her when was my last period she was right. I haven't had any cramps just boaled. Can you be pregnant without cramping?
by Lidi23 20th Nov 2008, 9:06am
hi - Milliex - my name is Lora
i am 23 and i'm experiencing very much the same symptoms, head & eye aches, tingly uncomfortable nipples, my boyfriend says my breasts are getting bigger. I'm also very tired and this is all new to me, and have come on here for some guidence.
by lora8511 18th Nov 2008, 8:38am
i'm 16 and have hih suspitions i am pregnant. my breasts are so sestitive and have a feeling in them similar to a growing pain. I am so tierd and worn out i can fall asleep in minutes. Headaches and eye aches are occuring. dizziness. no sickness. and cant tell if i'm showing yet. Dont no what the difference from a bloated day or showing pregancy is. Am i pregnant?
by milliex 14th Nov 2008, 9:19am
I am 5weeks +5, we found out on Sunday. This will be are 3rd Child as we have 2 boy's aged 5 and 3 years. I can not wiat until the 12 week mark. I am have some slight cramping wich I had with my other two pregnancies and is normal. I feel I am swelling up already, never mind I love being pregnant and feeling the baby when it starts to kick.
by michbelly 7th Nov 2008, 8:52am
hi im 5 wks pregnant im so happy as its my first time and im really trying to eat all healthy foods and rest alot as im scared of a mc my bf is over the moon and i told my parents last night and they are happy i just hope i go full term i would be so upset if i lost my baby im 27 and very healthy if you have any advice pls wb x
by trying4ababyx 3rd Nov 2008, 10:09am
I am happy to hear that people are having cramping. I am 5 weeks and 2 days. Yah, my husband and I are very excited! I was just worried that cramping is bad...but it seems like quite a few people are saying that they are having it I guess I don't need to worry too much
by breezy888 3rd Nov 2008, 10:08am
I found out yesterday that i was expecting again - suffered a MC in April of this year - have done 3 tests so far and they have all been positive. Going to the hospital this afternoon to have a blood test done as the silly doctor thinks im making it all up -can three test all be wrong???? i have done one Clear blue didgital and two First Responce tets and they have all given the same answer - in fact the Clearblue told me I was 1/2 weeks which means that im 3/4 weeks from the date of my last period - maybe even entering the fivth week. Im very excited but also worried that i may loss this baby to. I to an suffering with tiredness and cramps in the tummy - so fart this PG has not been anything like the last one - funny but for some reason I can not wait for morning sickness to start!!
by Fishy 29th Oct 2008, 9:25am
im 5 week pregnant and im sooooo scared as 5 months ago i had a missed miscaridge and although i have a healthy 2 year old because i had no signs of miscarrige befor im now constantly worrying and thinking about it. please helpXXXX
by lolli24 27th Oct 2008, 8:58am
i think i'm 5 - 6 weeks pregnant.
my boyfriend and i always make sure we're safe when we have sex, but the last time we had sex, the condom fell off. i didnt panic because about two weeks(give or take a few days, i'm bad with timing) after that, i got my period. or what i thought was my period. it wasn't my normal cycle(7-8days), but it was something so i just didnt think anything of it.

but, i'm noticing differnt habits now and i'm freaking out.
- i'm always tired. not right away in the morning, but by 2 -5 in the afternoon, i need a two-four hour nap because i can't keep my eyes open. even if i havent done any physical activities i find myself needing to sit down a lot more.
- i'm dizzy. if i've been sitting, lying down or standing still a long time and stand up to quickly i get dizzy.
- my moods are incredibly sensitive. i can be beyond happy for a while, and then at the slightest thing that isnt "right" i can be screaming in an anger that shouldnt be there, or crying my heart out(this has never happened with my period). there are two people that can usually NEVER make me seriously mad. my best friend and boyfriend. both of them are able to press buttons now that aggrivate me.
- at random times i'll find myself with the feeling that i'm going to throw up. i never actually do, but it's intense.
- i'm eating more. i'm usually a very picky/tiny eater, but now i dont really care what is put in front of me, i'll eat it. and instead of only being able to finish half my plate, i can eat everything on it.
- my bras are tighter. i have to adjust the straps so that my boobs arent spilling over the cups.
- i get headaches frequently. but lately i've been getting "differnt" headaches. they're not any of the ones i usually get, and these go away with sleep. which, never happens with my "normal" headaches.
- my lower back has this dull pain in it, and i'm always rubbing it. my friend is pointing it out now, becuase i always have my hand on my back.

i'm almost 18.
i'm trying to work up the courage to take a pregnancy test :S
by bluebird118 24th Oct 2008, 8:57am
I am nearly 6 weeks pregnant. I keep getting bad cramps and get worried coz last time that happened I started bleeding, but thankfully mu son was ok. I went to the doc and he said it's implantation pain and stretching in the uterus. As long as there is no fresh blood, it should be ok. I still worry though.
by lornaross 20th Oct 2008, 10:49am
iv got a 2 yr old and i recently just had a baby she's 5 months old and i just found out impregnant again im about 5 weeksgone i made an appointment for a termination but i keep thinkin about the baby wat do i do go ahead with the termination or not any advice
by smixton 20th Oct 2008, 10:48am
this is for amyhappy :
Your situation is actually really common, Im 25 now, but when I was in my freshmen year of highschool 4 of my friends got pregnant at either 15 or 16. they all choose to keep and raise the baby and they all are really happy and now have made it through college. Of course all of them say they shouldve waited to have sex,.. and everything is soooo much harder when you are a teen mom, but keeping the baby was not a mistake. If you are up for all the struggles of being a teen mom I say go for it,...
by meyou123 20th Oct 2008, 10:48am
i found out a week ago that i was preganant. and i'm 5 weeks and 3 days... i'm 18 and it was all planned. conceived first time... i have the sore boobs, nausea, back ache, tiredness, irritable, i had cramping, but that's gone now... i sleep during the day and that means then i can't get to sleep very well at night.. i know this is bad for me and the baby... i keep having thoughts that maybe i might lose it and that's the worst feeling i could have right now... my partner is very happy and supporting,... i keep getting mad at him and i hate it.... i guess the moodiness comes with the being pregnant part.. but ti's the worst thing that i'm suffering from... compared to this i don't mind the nausea and back ache..
anybody else feel like this??
by Amypops 29th Sep 2008, 5:36pm
I dont know if im going through stress or if im pregnant. I figured that i would be about 5 weeks pregnant. In the past two weeks ive eaten more food than normal. I feel like i have a normal cold but it comes and goes. My face feels warm all the time, like all the way to my ears. i feel like im going to get sick but never do. The other night i was up all night because i couldnt sleep. does this sound like im pregnant?
by JBlack08 19th Sep 2008, 8:55am
I am 16 and just found out that I am 5 weeks pregnant. I have planned to go to college and i want to get the most out of my life, i feel that i am too young to have a baby, I have considered an abortion, but I am starting to re-consider my options. Any advice?
by amyhappy 8th Aug 2008, 9:05am
Just found out last night that I am pregnant - I am so haapy!! We have been trying since December and I still can't quite believe it!!!

I feel great, no real signs apart from sore boobs!

by LittleFlower888 6th Aug 2008, 9:08am
hi all congrats on your pregnancy mine wasnt planned but we are so excited and scared at the same time. i also have period like pains and pain in my lower back i have a early scan on friday i will be 6 weeks on friday am soooo nervous hope everything is ok.
by ann26 4th Aug 2008, 9:04am
Im on my 5th week now, Myself and my boyfriend found out we were going to have a baby 2 days ago :). Im a bit worried today as im having constant dull pains below, kind of period pains, stretchy pains, cant really explain it, i just hope and pray its all ok :(
by Inde 17th Jul 2008, 10:02am
i have just found out im pregnant, im 19 and live in a hostel im scared!
by laurajane88 23rd Jun 2008, 8:27am
aimeebee,, me too, i havent cfmd i am but i am 4days overdue on my period. which has felt like it was going to happen for days now. i keep trying to read up about it, but im not sure. i think its just one of the symptoms.
by leesh 5th Mar 2008, 8:45am
I have a constant uncomfortable cramping pain, i have been told this is normal but i am worried. Should i go to the doctors? i dont want to be a drama queen about everything that happens though.
by aimeebee 28th Feb 2008, 8:46am
A question to AskBaby2828 - when are you due? I've been getting a strong unpleasant metallic taste for the past couple of days now and I'm just 4 weeks pregnant......I found out today!!
by sarahl 4th Jan 2008, 9:04am
im gna b 6weeks on saturday an im extremly worried of anything bad going wrong and also of when i see the midwife on my 8th week what to expect?? can anyone help???
by Gandalf90 21st Dec 2007, 10:22am
im going to be 6 weeks on friday, am i still safe with everything... i quit smoking im taking pre natal vitamins, im eatin right and im watching out that no body bumps into me... the only thing is that ive been stressin but im trying to control it.... ne one help?
by Brittany 12th Sep 2007, 8:44am
I felt nauseous about a week after conception. Now I feel dreadful on and off all day and all night. I can't sleep properly because I keep waking up every few minutes feeling very sick and wretching. The tiredness is easing up a little but I still feel drained easily
by thenuttytart 17th Aug 2007, 8:52am
Started to get the metallic taste this week... Also feeling very exhausted with the need to sleep.
by AskBaby2828 15th Nov 2006, 10:04am