At five weeks along, you’re just starting your second month of pregnancy. By now, the levels of the pregnancy hormone are high enough in your body that you can confirm your pregnancy with a pregnancy test if you’re not sure.
The start of week five of pregnancy is usually when most women know that “something is up.” They may have noticed a missed period, sore boobs, and nausea.
Another common side effect is feeling tired, like really exhausted. This is because your body is working really hard, making a placenta and a person. No wonder you’re wiped out!
At this point, your baby looks like a little tadpole and his heart has started beating already. You may be able to see it beating on an early ultrasound. Major organs are starting to grow, and his limb buds begin to grow. He’s the size of an orange seed.
As Vice President of Lifetime Adoption, Heather Featherston holds an MBA and is passionate about working with those facing adoption, pregnancy, and parenting issues. Heather has conducted training for birth parent advocates, spoken to professional groups, and has appeared on television and radio to discuss the multiple aspects of adoption. She has provided one-on-one support to women and hopeful adoptive parents working through adoption decisions.
Since 2002, she has been helping pregnant women and others in crisis to learn more about adoption. Heather also trains and speaks nationwide to pregnancy clinics to effectively meet the needs of women who want to explore adoption for their child. Today, she continues to address the concerns women have about adoption and supports the needs of women who choose adoption for their child.
As a published author of the book Called to Adoption, Featherston loves to see God’s hand at work every day as she helps children and families come together through adoption.