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Pregnancy Weekly


Week 12

Finally, you have completed the first trimester of pregnancy. You are done with an exciting milestone, with each passing day the baby is busy in completing the development. By the start of week 12, all parts of the baby are undergoing accelerated development in order to become larger and stronger. You will feel less nauseated and more energetic by the end of this week and there are fewer chances of miscarriage after this week as the second trimester is the safest.

The size of the baby
The size of the baby at 12th week resembles a plum or a bunch of three grapes.

Weight/height of the baby
The weight of the baby at this stage is around 14 grams or 0.49 oz. the height of the baby at this stage is around 5cms or 2 inches when measured from top to bottom.

About your baby
The baby has fully formed by the 12th week, but it has to undergo a long way to reach the full-term phase. The toes and fingers of the baby have developed with opening and closing of the hands. The circulatory, reproductive and urinary systems of the baby are also undergoing development. The vocal cords are developing during the 12th week and the kidneys have started to produce urine and fill the bladder.

About your body
During the 12th week of pregnancy, the baby is completely formed and undergoes further development. You might have been keeping your pregnancy as a little secret with little or no visibility of the bump at this stage. You’ll notice that the belly has started to thicken down at this stage. The belly has started to expand with stretching effect over the ligaments and muscles causing some pain and discomfort over the abdominal area. You’ll experience the following symptoms during this stage: constipation, discomfort in sleeping and walking. You might feel stomach pain along with cramps during the 12th week.

Do & Don’ts 
• Start the consumption of fibrous foods if you experience constipation.
• Consume fresh fruits and vegetables in order to stay healthy.
• Keep yourself hydrated at all times by consumption of an increased amount of water.
• Avoid eating for two as it’s just a myth, you need only 300 extra calories each day for providing nutrition to the baby.

You have finally completed one milestone of pregnancy so prepare yourself for the second trimester of pregnancy.

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