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Pregnancy Week 5

The fifth week marks the beginning of the embryonic period.

Many of your baby's organs including the brain, heart and spinal cord will begin to form.

Most of your baby's organs will develop during the embryonic period, and it is during this critical period when your growing baby will be most susceptible to damage.

Alcohol, drugs, infection, x-rays, and poor nutrition can interfere with the normal development of your baby.

By the end of this week, your baby will be about 1/16 to 2/16 inches or 1.5 to 3 millimeters in length from crown to rump.

By now you have missed your period.

Take a Home Pregnancy Test (HPT), and if positive confirm with a blood test.

You are beginning to experience major hormonal changes.

Because of this you may experience some early pregnancy symptoms including nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, fatigue and frequent urination.