pregnancy by week

Week 5


Though still minuscule (about the size of a peppercorn), your tadpole-like baby is developing at an astounding rate and already beginning to form all of its major organs and systems.


If you suspect you’re pregnant, schedule an appointment with your doctor. You need confirmation (even if your home test was positive), advice, and perhaps a referral to an ob-gyn, midwife, or other practitioner.


If baby’s on the way, be aware that things are gonna change — a lot — and if your partner is behaving differently, it’s (probably) not about you. Buckle up; this ride is just getting started!


Before things change too much, enjoy your couple time. Here’s one suggestion: read 2life magazine together (it’s especially for and about couples, and it’s fun!). Make a LIST of things you would like to do together before the-end-of-your-life-as-you-know-it… and start doing them.