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Pregnancy Month 5

Created by: Melissa Werner
Posted : Monday January 01, 1900
19 to 22 Weeks

Baby will be about 12 inches long and weighs about 1 ½ pounds

What Is Happening With You And Your Body:

  • You feel good most of the time and people tell you that you look good. You have the bloom of pregnancy.
  • You will gain about ¾ pound a week or a total of 3 - 4 pounds this month.
  • Your breasts grow larger, softer and the veins start to show. A clear white fluid, called colostrum, may leak from your breasts.
  • You can feel the uterus at the navel or just above it.
  • Constipation may be a problem until the end of your pregnancy.
  • Your hair may feel thicker and more oily.
  • You may find it hard to cope.

    What Is Happening With Your Baby:

  • Your baby will begin to move a lot. You will feel its arms and legs move. There will be active times and quiet times.
  • Skin is protected by a white cheesy secretion as the baby moves in the amniotic fluid. The skin is wrinkled and red and is filling out with fat.
  • Eyelids are still closed.
  • Fingernails are growing.
  • Heartbeat is easy to hear with a doppler.
  • Baby will be about 12 inches long and weighs about 1 ½ pounds.

    Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:

  • Ankle / Foot Swelling
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Breast Leakage
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Constipation
  • Contractions (Braxton-Hicks)
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence
  • Food Cravings
  • Frequent Urination
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Increased Perspiration
  • Increased Vaginal Discharge
  • Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
  • Light headed and dizzy
  • Nasal Stuffiness and Bleeding
  • Nausea (Morning Sickness)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vision Changes