Are you 5 months pregnant now? Let me say congratulations to you first, and second tell you that the 5th months of pregnancy is totally the best one.
You are now in the second trimester, and you’re on the halfway point of pregnancy.
The other good thing about this month is that the sex of your baby can be determined through ultrasound.
When does the 5th month of pregnancy start?
It starts at 17 weeks after the start of your last period, and ends at 20 weeks after the start of your last period.
5th month of pregnancy baby growth:
By the end of this month, your baby’s lips, eyelids, and eyebrows become more distinct. The skin is not so transparent as in previous months.
The baby is developing the thick white substance called vernix that will cover the body until birth to protect his thin skin from the amniotic fluid.
At this Point, the baby can stretch, yawn, and make facial expressions.
This month your baby will develop fingerprints and permanent teeth buds behind fully formed baby teeth
The fetus will have average length of 25 cm from head to toes, and a weight of about 300g.
5 months pregnant baby movement:
By the fifth month of pregnancy, there is a big chance that you started feeling the baby movement because your baby will become more active this month especially in the evening times.
5 months pregnant symptoms:
The good thing with pregnancy hormones is that not only your belly is growing, but your nails and hair may be growing longer and faster than ever before.
However, there are some symptoms of the 5th month of pregnancy, and of course, not necessary that all these symptoms happen to you.
• Increase in your appetite
• Weight gain
• Increased breast size
• Nasal congestion or nose bleeding
• Bleeding gum
• Swollen feet and ankles
• Varicose veins
• Stretch marks
• Skin pigmentation changes
5 months pregnant belly:
Your uterus is now the size of cantaloupe. Your belly will be noticeable to other people, and you are probably wearing maternity clothes.
As your stomach expands, you may start noticing changes to your belly button.
When to see the doctor immediately?
There are some dangerous signs in pregnancy that shouldn’t be ignored. If you notice any of the following warning signs you need to see your healthcare provider immediately:
• Vaginally bleeding
• Severe cramps
• High temperature
• Painful urination
• Severe vomiting
• Bad smell in your vaginal area