You are 12 weeks pregnant, this means you are close to your second trimester. At this time, there is a low chance of miscarriage. So count yourself lucky! And if you have not officially made know of your pregnancy to your friends, family or colleague at work, this might be the appropriate time for the good news.
How are you at 12 weeks pregnant?
Some women can still fit into their old clothing line, but may likely to feel discomfort in them than the past several weeks.
Your weight gain at this week is around two pounds and your uterus is growing at a constant rate. If you happen to go for a prenatal appointment, your doctor should be able to feel the size of your uterus in your lower abdomen. The rise in hormones does cause all form of changes in your body. One of these changes is increment in pigmentation.
Another change is melasma, which is a condition that has to do with discoloration of your face during pregnancy. Melasma affects about 50% of pregnant women and thus leads to dark spots appearing on your forehead and cheeks. The darken spot sometimes fades off or disappear months after child birth.
Soreness or breast tenderness may extend to second trimester. Having a fitting bra may help but ensure it’s the right size and not too tight as well, so as to avoid discomfort.
How is your baby at 12 weeks?
Significant changes are going on with your baby. Your baby’s statistics is about 3 inches in length and weights about 1 ounce. External sense organs are also surfacing while the fingernails and toes are beginning to develop. During this week your baby’s kidney can actually start making urine and the eyes should have move closer to each other.
The most beautiful moment every pregnant moms love, is the movement of their baby which tells them the baby is alive and doing fine. But you may not feel such gesture until weeks 17 or more. There are also couples of other reflex action as well.
Things to Do This Week for a Healthy Pregnancy
Weight gain during pregnancy is a sure event but it’s necessary to watch your diet in order not to gain so much weight. Too much weight, sometimes results to gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, back and legs pain. Also walking around with additional weight does lead to greater fatigue.
All the same never stop to eat. If you’ve not being following a dietary plan start now, probably speak with your doctor to develop a meal plan or perhaps refer you to a dietician. Ensure to eat foods rich in lean proteins, complex carbohydrate, fruits and vegetables. On the other hand, avoid eating junk meals instead take snacks that contain calcium, proteins, and minerals such as yogurt and dried fruit.
Prenatal vitamins are successful way to healthy pregnancy and if you haven’t started taken, then talk with your doctor on how to go about it. Never take vitamins without the knowledge of your doctor.
Also doing Kegel exercises during this week helps to waken up the vaginal muscles and this can be helpful during childbirth and after birth. If you are not sure on how to go about Kegel exercise, be sure to talk with your doctor. And the same time, you may probably register in birth classes for more exercise.
When to Call Your Doctor
Miscarriages risks by the end of this trimester drops, but it’s necessary to pay close attention to dangers signs that can pose issues. These include:
1. Bleeding with cramps.
2. Severe or campy pain that lasts all day.
3. Spotting that lasts four or more days.
Hope, you find this week’s an interesting one and you’ve gotten the right information to keeping a healthy pregnancy.