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The crown-to-rump length of your growing baby is almost 2.5 inches and she now weighs between 8 and 14 grams! In just three weeks, fetal size has more than doubled and begins to look a lot more human. Even though you will not be able to feel your baby moving at this time, you can stimulate him and he will squint, open his mouth and move his fingers or toes.

By the end of this week, your uterus is too large to remain completely in your pelvis. You might be able to feel your uterus above your pubic bone. The uterus will continue to grow throughout your pregnancy and will return to its usual size within a few weeks after delivery. Before pregnancy, the uterus is almost solid and holds less than 0.3 ounces. During pregnancy, your uterus will become a thin-walled, muscular container that will hold the fetus, amniotic fluid and placenta. Before pregnancy, the uterus weighs approximately 2.5 ounces and when your baby is born, it will weigh almost 40 ounces!

Because most of the structures are already formed at this point, few will be formed after this time. The structures will continue to grow and develop throughout the remainder of your pregnancy. The skeletal system now has centers of bone formation in most of the bones. The digestive system is capable of making contractions that push food through the bowels and is also able to absorb sugar. The pituitary gland is beginning to make hormones. You will probably be able to hear the fetal heartbeat with a doppler at this time!

This week may be the first week that you begin to feel better! Morning sickness often tends to improve or diminish at this time. You may begin to show slightly, especially if this is not your first pregnancy. You will feel more comfortable in loose clothing, such as maternity clothes. In addition to your tummy getting larger , you may notice an increase of size in your breasts, hips, legs and sides.

Your baby develops reflexes and the skin is very sensitive.
The brain is fully formed and the child can feel pain. The baby may even suck his thumb. The eyelids now cover the eyes and will remain shut until the seventh month to protect the delicate optical nerve fibers.

See also:

Depression during pregnancy

Abdominal pain during pregnancy





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NICOLA2010 - 6 days ago
had my dr appt.. all is good.. heard the babies hb 162 bpm which i thought preety high... she used tbis super old doppler.. i have a dating scan on monday soo excited.. i told her i feel it may be twins she said the doppler she used would not be able to find that out.. she just about found the hb

cutey24u - 6 days ago
Kim yes I did I will have the panorama testing done tomorrow but no other testing ultrasound will be done until I am further along. Nicola the doc thinks it is just everything stretching because I have like a full feeling in the pelvic area to. The back hurts more when I go home because of working all day.

NICOLA2010 - 7 days ago
cutey24u...is it sciatic? if so ive had sciatic pain during pregnancy in past... i feel ur pain

kimberly.giet@gmail.com - 7 days ago
Cutey24u, I'm not sure if it will be helpful but did you read the comment I left for you in week 11?

cutey24u - 7 days ago
NICOLA it is right above the tail bone and does not feel good. Called doc and unfortunately it is normal. I am dreaming everrrrrrry night to, crazy dreams, bad dreams good dreams, hard to stay asleep lol

chsaamanen@hotmail.com - 7 days ago
I'm off to week 13 today! I get to see my baby again tomorow afternoon and I'm super excited! Was hoping I would feel good today like my last pregnancy the day I turned 13 weeks I felt good...but not so much lol! Maybe tomorrow! See you in week 13 ladies

Beee - 8 days ago
Ladies please help me. I was in TTC for long and God bless us and in february I put to birth.please if any one here is London pls help me my son has been diagonised of Retnoblastoma. Pls I saw online that he can be treated in Birmingham Children hospital. Pls am seriously down. I need help Urgently and how much can be used to treat him. Its Urgent so I can come over to save the life of my only child. Pls I don't want his eyes to be removed pls. Help me.

NICOLA2010 - 8 days ago
konepich.. aww thats great... glad is all is well... guessing too early to know gender

konepich - 8 days ago
Well our 12th week u/s went fabulous! The baby was having a grand old time 😄 everything looks great now we wait the waiting game... Boy or girl...

NICOLA2010 - 8 days ago
cutey24u..wheres the sacreal region? poor you.. ive been getting bad strechinh pains... dont rememner this with my son

cutey24u - 8 days ago
Back pain is back in the sacral region and nothing helps. I can't lay on my back because it is to uncomfortable. Not having any other pain besides minor stretching pains, no bleeding or anything. This back pain is ridiculous!

NICOLA2010 - 9 days ago
mmi love cheese soo much right now.. but not into marble cheese... love extra mature cheddar cheese

NICOLA2010 - 9 days ago
chsaamanen@hotmail.com... aww how cool.. its prob one.. all this hype thinking im having twins.. lol and i be like so its not twins then lol.. will keep u all posted

chsaamanen@hotmail.com - 9 days ago
No I'm a fraternal twin! But it's pretty awesome being a twin! Keep us posted !!

NICOLA2010 - 10 days ago
chsaamanen@hotmail.com... aww r u.. u identical? good for u by the way for not drinking coffee first 12 week.. ive been getting major stretching pains.. around my sides and back.. and just so hungry.. i cant wait for dr appointment.. i just wanna know if babyis ok.. or if i have twins lol.. seriosuly i have this instinct..

chsaamanen@hotmail.com - 10 days ago
How exciting! Keep us updated! I'm a twin so the first thing I asked at my ultrasound with this pregnancy and the other was how many!? Lol And thanks I think I'll go for it once in a while I just love my coffee as it's been 3 long months without it!

NICOLA2010 - 10 days ago
just tea drinker max 2 per day.. u can drink coffee i woukdnt worry max it out o 2 a day though

NICOLA2010 - 10 days ago
chsaamanen@hotmail.com... i never thought id ssy this but if would be awesome.. i would love twins.. im almkst hoping they r twins.. i feel so kn love.. and i never imagined, dreamed or thought i were having twins in past.. i strongly feel something on my left side.. once in a while something on my right.. this i felt todsy.. wherr as usually i feel on the left.. i swear my uterus is to my belly button which uuslly not till boit 20 weeks twins do run in oit family.. and as soon as we conceived i sensed twins cos i felt ovulation happening in both ovaries.. lots of ovulation pain also.. most ive ever felt.. well i have a dr appt for 1st time on thurs.. anx thy may give me ultrasound too..

chsaamanen@hotmail.com - 10 days ago
Nicola, wow how neat would that be if you had twins! When so you go for a scan?? I go this week for another one! So question, how many of you ladies are drinking coffee?? I stopped for my first trimester but am just dying for a coffee! So I think I'll splurge once in a while! Thoughts? With my first I didn't drink coffee at all even when I wasn't pregnant, but that changed after I had a new born ;) and now I just mis it!

NICOLA2010 - 12 days ago
i cant wait for my ultrasound i still think i have twins.. i woke up this morning hard lump in middleof my uterus... i never hsd this till much later in my other pregnancy

konepich - 13 days ago
Had a rough day. Many back and stomach cramps. Spent the majority of the day in the bathroom. Hoping 2nd trimester is better.

NICOLA2010 - 13 days ago
im 11 weeks 3 days and suddenly have my appetitie back... cant stop eating.. anyone gained weight already? i know i have.. i never did with mu other two

kimberly.giet@gmail.com - 14 days ago
Babykhan, I'm doing ok, happy that that second trimester is just around the corner. I had the same situation with my son. They told me he was a boy around 14 weeks and he is very much a boy as well, lol; that's why I was kind of hoping they'd take a guess but oh well. I have a lot to do in the mean time; i suppose I don't have to start buying little outfits yet, lol.

babykhan - 14 days ago
kimberly.giet@gmail.com- Thanks dear, i am doing well. How are you? I have heard stories that gender part looks almost the same around 12 weeks! But with my son i went for NT scan at 13 weeks, they told me a boy and he was very much a boy. Lets see if they're right this time around!

chsaamanen@hotmail.com - 14 days ago
Fingers crossed we all start feeling better soon!! I'm hoping for some second trimester energy soon lol I feel like a useless blob all the time I'm so tired by the end of the day!

kimberly.giet@gmail.com - 14 days ago
Chsaamanen, I'm in the same boat. I felt a little better a couple days last week so I thought I'd for sure be better this week :-( Ik it's just around the corner though and seeing my little one again reminds me what I'm going through this for, lol.

kimberly.giet@gmail.com - 14 days ago
Babykhan! Congratulations on your little girl! I had my second ultrasound today and she didn't look; she said it is too early to tell :-( ...happy for you though! How are you feeling?

chsaamanen@hotmail.com - 14 days ago
Hello week 12! Still exhausted and nauseous hoping that eases up soon!!!! How's everyone feeling?

babykhan - 15 days ago
Hello ladies how are you? me doing great. I had NT U/S yesterday, everything went well and Dr. was nice enough to look for gender and he told me i am having a girl! So excited! :)

kimberly.giet@gmail.com - 16 days ago
Yay!!! Week 12!!! Morning sickness will be gone soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Trini - 19 days ago
I seem to have started showing this week! I am taken aback by this. Yes, it is my 4th, but I am a bigger girl and I have never showed this early.. 16 weeks at the earliest. hmm.

su90 - 26 days ago
Yay finally 12 weeks today!! Cant wait to see my precious little one <3

RachRiv - 41 days ago
Hello week 12! I was lucky not to have morning sickness this time around. Is anyone showing yet? This is my 6th pregnancy and I think I look like I am 4 months already.

sexsyslimmy@gmail.com - 42 days ago
my baby shane01: My edd date is also 29th Dec but I stl feel d mornin sickness..R u stl feeln dt way too?

mybabyshane01 - 43 days ago
Good-bye 1st trimester!!! I shall NOT miss you!

jh1983 - 45 days ago
I yell at everyone for eating anything of mine. Come on people! I'm on a limited amount of food I can eat. That means back off of my pop tarts, bagels, and ice cream!

kathy=^.^= - 48 days ago
Omg I yelled at my husband for eating my hot dogs...lol

kathy=^.^= - 48 days ago
Jh** no updates just taking it day by day go back to the dr on the 30th gonna ask for an u/s though to check on things. Just listened to my baby's heartbeat. So glad that I have my Doppler I would go crazy without it.

jh1983 - 49 days ago
kathy// how are things going with you? have you had any updates?

kathy=^.^= - 51 days ago
Lissie*** that sucks that you still feel that way. I don't feel pregnant at all. Sometimes it makes me worried. I use my fetal Doppler almost everyday just to check for the heart beat. The bleeding is killing me. I've been bleeding since April 20th. Still haven't told people that we are pregnant. My dr gave me a scare last week which made it uncomfortable to tell

desireed4 - 51 days ago
So glad to be almost done with the first trimester. Need my energy back

lissie**** - 51 days ago
Glad to hear you are well Kathy. 12 weeks is a big milestone. I'm 14 now and still sick but I have more moments of not feeling m/s. I'll take that! Still really really tired. HOpe that ends soon. I need the energy for me 4 kids and house. I seriously had to do a huge huge clean this week b/c I had let it go to hell. I've just been so sick/tired but I couldn't take the clutter and dirty bathrooms any more so I went crazy on the house. It feels so nice now that its clean again :))) now I need energy to keep it this way.

kathy=^.^= - 52 days ago
So happy to have made it to 12 weeks :) hope everyone is feeling good

lissie**** - 54 days ago
dmmarinelife// lol love your craving for a cantaloupe randomly inserted. That is so how my pregnant mind is :) THough too often it's a food aversion ;P

dmmarinewife - 54 days ago
Oh yea- has anyone ever done placenta encapsulation ? I'm considering doing it... Any input?

dmmarinewife - 54 days ago
Shay glad baby looked good... I should have panorama test results by next week and know gender but am going to keep it hush til later. Secondly we still haven't announced this pregnancy yet- I'm 12, going on 13... We had some great news yesterday also- dh found out he got hired for the federal job- and starts in sept. Thank god... Huge relief!!! Omg I'm craving cantaloupe... Lol... Hope you all are doing well...

m_adelle_marie@hotmail.com - 54 days ago
Hello Ladies, I am 12 weeks today with baby #4. great to be here!

shaym007 - 55 days ago
Had my ultrasound today, baby looked good, was so cute, heads down and kept being stubborn :) wouldn't turn, hb was 154 :)

lissie**** - 55 days ago
lol about the love handles. I NEVER had them till I had babies. They are worse and I've LOST 10 pounds!

Juliemom24 - 55 days ago
Have any of you gone to those clinics where you can pay to have an ultrasound and find the gender out before your doctor will see you? I can't see my doc till 25 weeks so I'm trying to figure out how to get around that.



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