I am 5 months pregnant right now. I searched information about my baby developments. So here it goes. Thanks for reading!
The fetus becomes more active, turning from side to side and sometimes even moving head over heels. Finger nails have grown into fingertips. The fetus sleeps and wakes at regular intervals. This is a month of rapid growth. At the end of the 5th month, the fetus is 8 to 12 inches long and weighs 1/2 to 1 pound.
If you haven't already, you will now begin to feel your baby moving inside you. Be sure to tell your doctor. Your uterus will now have grown to the height of your belly button. Your heart beats faster. You may need 8 hours of sleep each night. During the day, take rest breaks if you are tired. Don't push yourself. You may get leg cramps, especially at night, if you're not getting enough calcium.
Prenatal Care Guide
Visit your doctor or health care provider for one prenatal checkup. Your baby's growth and weight gain are most likely to be affected if you're still smoking, drinking or taking drugs. It's never too late to quit or cut down as much as you can. Continue eating a healthy, nutritious diet and drink lots of juice, water and milk every day. By the end of the 5th month, the fetus is 8 to 12 inches long and weighs 1/2 to 1 pound.