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5.4 cm


14 gms

Baby Size this week: Plum

Mumma, I'm almost three inches long now, about the size of a plum. Fingernails, toenails, and bones are forming, and a fine layer of hair covers most of my body.

12 Weeks Pregnant is how many months?

3 months

12 Weeks Pregnant is in which trimester?

First Trimester

How Many Weeks to Go?

30 Weeks

In this week

  • Your Ultrasound in Week 12

  • Your Baby in Week 12

  • Symptoms You Might Feel in Week 12

  • Your Body & Health in Week 12

  • Your Fitness Regime in Week 12

  • Recipe For You in Week 12

Your Ultrasound in Week 12
  • With the head on the right side, you can see that the facial profile is becoming more and more like what you'd expect to see in a newborn.
  • The developing baby has one hand in front of the face as if shading the eyes.

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Your Baby in Week 12
  • Your baby has almost doubled in size and is now slightly bigger than two inches. Along with this, your baby is going through a lot of extremely fundamental developments in this final week of your first trimester.
  • Your baby is looking more and more like an actual human being now. The head to body ratio is more proportionate. At this point of time, the skeleton of your baby is mostly just cartilage and with time it will slowly harden to turn into bones.
  • Your baby's eyes, which were a little far apart from each other in the previous weeks have now significantly moved closer together and the baby can also clench his eye muscles. The ears have finally settled exactly where they should be.
  • While synapses are rapidly forming in your baby's brain, nerves cells are also multiplying as though they were in a competition to win.
  • Your little one can also pee now as the kidneys have begun to excrete urine into the bladder.
  • The bone marrow is now making tons and tons of white blood cells.
  • The intestines which were slightly protruding into the umbilical cord are now settling back into the abdominal cavity.

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Symptoms You Might Feel in Week 12
  • Urinating less often : Remember your uterus has now shifted base to a front and centre position in your abdomen from the bottom of your pelvic area. Well, this is why you are peeing less frequently. But here is a head up, this is not going away for good. It will come back later so stay prepared.
  • Strong sense of smell : Are you turning into a wolverine? Well, not really! But your nose is doing wonders with smelling stuff right now. This newly activated sense of smell is your instincts telling you to stay away from the foods that are unhealthy for your baby.
  • Changes in skin : Is your face glowing? Or has it become darker with brown patches all over? Are you seeing freckles on your skin? It is best to let them be and not use chemical products to treat these as they are bound to disappear once you deliver.
  • Nose bleeds : With all that increased blood flow all over your body, it would seem only natural that you have the occasional nose bleed. Have faith, it does go away with time.

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Your Body & Health in Week 12
  • During week 12 of your pregnancy, you may have noticed a thin, vertical line across the belly.
  • This line of pigmentation is called Linea Nigra and it pops up around the twelfth week.
  • The Linea Nigra goes away once you have given birth to your beautiful baby.
  • Apart from this, you may feel dizzy every now and then at this stage.
  • Find a place to sit or lie down immediately and keep breathing when you have such dizzy spells.
  • Remember to keep a quick energy boosting snack with you all the time.
  • You may want to get out of those tight-fitting tops/jeans and go for comfy clothing when you step out.

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Your Fitness Regime in Week 12

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Recipe For You in Week 12

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