Experiencing excessive gas during the 5th week of pregnancy is actually quite common and considered a normal symptom. The hormonal changes in your body can cause your digestive system to slow down, leading to an accumulation of gas. Additionally, as your uterus expands, it can put pressure on your intestines, further contributing to increased gas production. To alleviate discomfort, try eating smaller meals more frequently, avoiding foods that are known to cause gas (such as beans and carbonated drinks), and staying hydrated. Gentle exercise like walking can also help stimulate digestion. If you are concerned about your symptoms or if they become severe or persistent, it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider for further guidance and reassurance.