So now your 5-week old baby is the size of sesame seed.

At this stage, your embryo starts to develop. A “backbone” (notochord) starts to form in the center of the embryonic disk.  The “neural groove” forms over the notochord, which eventually become the baby’s brain and spinal cord. Then, the circulatory (or blood) system and heart starts to grow and become functional.

Common Symptoms

  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive saliva
  • Food cravings and aversions

To-Do List

  • Practice eating a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Ask your doctor which type of vitamin you should take and what meds are OK to take.
  • Minimise your exposure to environmental poisons, pollutants and pesticides.

Makchic Fun Tip!

Start taking belly photos! Use Collect to take a picture of you every week. It’s a great way to see your progress, and you’ll love having the keepsake.

Image: Essential Baby.