5th Month Of Pregnancy - What To Expect

Each pregnant woman's body changes in different ways at different times throughout a pregnancy. Still, your baby bump will likely be pretty visible by the time you're 5 months pregnant, so this month, you'll be adjusting to the physical changes as well as getting used to receiving unsolicited pregnancy advice from anyone and everyone.

5 Months Pregnant: Common Symptoms

It's likely that you'll still have that second trimester energy boost, and many women say this is the most enjoyable phase of pregnancy. But it's also possible that you'll face some pesky 5th month pregnancy symptoms, such as:

  • Itchy skin

  • Stretch marks

  • Varicose veins

  • Spider veins

  • Nasal problems

  • Dizziness

  • Leg cramps.

Keep in mind that these pregnancy symptoms are normal, and you may only experience some of them throughout this month.

Five Months Pregnant - Baby Development & Body Changes

Your Baby's Development: At 5 months pregnant, your baby is putting on weight, and she now has eyebrows and hair already. She might even start hiccupping, and you'll feel some jerking movement. Feeling movement signals a healthy baby, so, although these movements might be annoying at times (especially at night while you're trying to sleep), they're definitely a good sign.

Changes to Your Body: There are many positives during 5th month of pregnancy, such as continuing to enjoy that energy boost. Many pregnant women will also experience a pregnancy ‘glow' and will look more radiant. Your belly continues to grow (triggering some of the pregnancy symptoms mentioned above), but it may not be so big yet that you can't get around with relative ease. As your tummy grows, you might notice that your belly button pokes out. You might also notice some changes in the texture and growth of your nails.

Adjusting to Your Pregnancy Body

You’re doing an important job by providing a safe home for your growing baby, but this doesn’t mean you’ll always feel fully comfortable with your new shape. During the second trimester of pregnancy, enjoy getting some comfortable and flattering maternity clothes, either at local stores or online. Also, try exploring our pregnancy calendar that will guide you through your pregnancy & baby care journey

You may wonder how to respond when you get advice, questions, and comments about your pregnancy from strangers and loved ones alike. One good strategy is to thank them, letting them know you’ll think about what they've said, and leave it at that.

You may have already chosen to share your news with your boss and others at your workplace and begun maternity leave plans. At 5 months pregnant, it’s worth starting to plan how you will hand over your responsibilities to your colleagues so that you’re not leaving big, stressful jobs until the third trimester of pregnancy.

Fifth Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Sign up for prenatal classes: Many prenatal classes will start in the next month or two, so sign up to get as much support and information as you can. Explore complete guide on prenatal classes that will help you understand differences courses & its offerings

  • Talk to your baby: At 5 months pregnant, your baby is learning to recognise your voice and can hear better than before. Make a habit of talking, singing, or reading to your baby every day.

  • Know the signs of premature labour: Now is the time to keep an eye out for the signs of premature labour. Explore all the signs & symptoms here. Contact your doctor if you think it is getting serious

  • Use that energy boost: That second trimester surge in energy provides an opportunity to exercise, travel, prepare your home for your baby, and tie up any other loose ends. Also, try exploring second trimester symptoms & tips to ensure the well-being of mother & baby

  • Eat well: Your baby is growing rapidly at this point, and you might feel extra hungry. This is not the time to hold back on eating; instead, continue to eat a variety of healthy, nutritious foods.

  • Get comfortable: Explore comfortable ways to sleep, choose more comfortable shoes (especially if you’re experiencing swollen feet), find maternity wear that gives your growing body plenty of room to move and breathe, and choose maternity bras that support the changing shape of your growing breasts.

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