Pregnancy advice month by month: 5 months of pregnancy

5 months pregnant ... time flies so quickly! And yes, you are entering your fifth month of pregnancy, the one where the second ultrasound takes place and where you can finally know the sex of your baby if you want to! The fifth month of pregnancy is between the twentieth and twenty-fourth weeks of amenorrhea (SA) and the eighteenth and twenty-second weeks of pregnancy (SG).

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Summary :

  • Important events of the 5th month of pregnancy
  • What are the body changes for the mother-to-be during the fifth month of pregnancy?
  • Routine against stretch marks during pregnancy
  • Baby development during the fifth month of pregnancy

Important events of the 5th month of pregnancy

The fifth month of pregnancy is a rather fulfilling month for future parents: second ultrasound, discovery of the baby's sex, mother in great shape, preparation of the room, etc. So many lovely moments in store for this month!

What tests should be done at 5 months of pregnancy?

It is during this month that you will have your third mandatory prenatal visit (between 20 and 22 weeks) as well as your second ultrasound . The practitioner following you will check:

  • Your weight
  • Taking your blood pressure
  • Your fundal height
  • Your cervix with a vaginal exam
  • Your pregnancy symptoms
  • Your fatigue

This is once again an opportunity for you to address the subjects that disturb you , whether concerning the end of pregnancy, childbirth, the difficulties you encounter, etc.

The practitioner will take the opportunity to perform the second ultrasound, which is called a “ morphology ultrasound ”. Your baby will be measured lengthwise and crosswise to check that he is developing well and doing well! his body will be scrutinized and you will have the joy of seeing that he has grown. His face, his hands, his feet, his arms, everything will be clearly visible during this ultrasound!

If you're lucky, you might be able to see him move on the screen , but nothing is sure, your baby spends a lot of energy growing, so he spends most of his time sleeping!

The ultrasound machine will also examine your placenta, the blood exchanges that take place between you and your baby. But also the amount of amniotic fluid you have.

It is also during this appointment that you will have the pleasure of discovering the sex of your baby . The opportunity for you to plan ahead even more, to make a choice on the first name and prepare your room. If you don't want to know about it, remember to inform the person who is speaking to you!

Preparing for childbirth

After almost 5 months of pregnancy, you also start to think about the big day. What could be better than participating in childbirth preparation classes ? They will allow you to better understand the day of delivery, before, during and after.

You can take these courses in a private practice with a midwife or in the hospital in which you wish to give birth. Health Insurance covers 100% 7 sessions , take advantage of it!

You can also work with other people: acupuncturist, haptonomy professional, osteopath, yoga teacher, etc. It's up to you. In any case, you can start doing breathing exercises to relieve your pain. Plus, they will be useful to you on the big day!

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First Treatment Stretch Mark Cream


anti stretch mark oil

Generous Soothing Oil



What body changes for the mother-to-be at 5 months of pregnancy?

The fifth month of pregnancy is generally very fulfilling for the mother ! You feel your baby moving, you can talk to him while knowing that he can hear you, your belly is not yet too heavy, you are not necessarily tired... The dream! Your partner is also delighted to finally be able to feel their future child through their movements. It's also an opportunity for him to talk to her and start creating a beautiful relationship .

What body changes at 5 months of pregnancy?

The first pounds continue to settle in and your breasts are still a little tight. These two factors can lead to ligament pain but also back pain . Although your stomach is not yet very heavy, it can be large enough to change your center of gravity... Don't worry, you will quickly find a way to move around without being hampered! Remember to rest as soon as you need it and continue to practice gentle sports such as walking, yoga or swimming! Also pay close attention to your posture when you are sitting and if you have heavy or swollen legs, elevate them.

You may also feel out of breath when you get up or after a little physical effort and this is completely normal. Don't forget that your body mass and blood volume have increased ! The increase in your blood volume can lead to minor nose or gum bleeds, heavy legs, and varicose veins/hemorrhoids. If you have any bothersome symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor to help you relieve them.

Some women may also experience more odorous and heavier sweating than usual, hot flashes and slight swelling of the hands, feet and legs.

Contractions at 5 months of pregnancy

No worries if you experience small contractions during the fifth month of pregnancy! They are caused by your uterus continuing to stretch to make room for the rapidly growing baby. During contractions, your stomach hardens for a few seconds and eventually relaxes. They should not be painful and have no impact on your cervix.

On the other hand, if they are regular, strong and accompanied by bleeding, consult your doctor quickly.

In terms of intimacy, you may also have more abundant vaginal discharge than at the start of your pregnancy, they are there to clean your body and are neither dangerous for you or for your baby.

Diet during the 5th month of pregnancy

Remember to drink plenty of water throughout your pregnancy to help your organs work for you and your baby but also to get through urinary infections, which are very common during pregnancy. If you experience pain or tingling when you go to the bathroom, consult your doctor.

Continue to eat rich, balanced meals to avoid sugar cravings throughout the day. If you are still prone to constipation, increase your fiber intake (fruits, vegetables and cereals).

Routine against stretch marks during pregnancy

Stretch marks , the fear of all future mothers! Weight gain intensifies and the skin begins to itch and pull... To deeply hydrate it and prevent stretch marks, continue to apply the organic Anti-Stretch Mark First Treatment Cream in the morning. To improve the elasticity of your skin and reduce feelings of tightness and itching, apply our organic Generous Soothing Anti-Stretch Mark Oil in the evening.

Our organic SOS Stretch Mark Repair Balm is made for you if your skin is cracking even before the end of your pregnancy. It contains nourishing and moisturizing ingredients , argan oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, shea butter and aloe vera. To repair the skin , our two patented extracts of Cassia Alata and Centella Asiatica.

Baby development during the fifth month of pregnancy

Your little one continues to develop and grow, and the least we can say is that it requires a lot of energy. When you don't feel him moving, he's sleeping, and you'll see: he sleeps a lot!

His muscles are starting to have some strength , his senses continue to activate and his nervous system is functioning. He even begins to exercise his thinking and memory ! His hearing system works well. This is the opportunity to talk to him, play him music and involve your other half even more in the pregnancy.

Her skin, which until now was thin and transparent, thickens and no longer reveals its blood vessels. Her hair is starting to grow even though it is still very fine, as are her nails. Although his eyes remain closed, his irises are already pigmented .

The more the weeks pass, the more your baby evolves and takes shape. The second ultrasound at 5 months of pregnancy will allow you to see her physical progress and her pretty face. At the end of the fifth month of pregnancy, the fetus measures 26 cm and weighs approximately 500g .

To discover the sixth month of pregnancy, consult our next article on the 6th month of pregnancy without further delay!

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