Pregnancy is a time of many changes. You may notice that the increase
in your hormones causes many different changes in your body. Some
women find that their emotions range from tears of sadness to a
feeling of total joy. You may also begin to have feelings of doubt
about being a good parent or whether you have any maternal instincts
at all. This is all very normal. It's OK to feel confused, and even
have petty fights with your spouse. Just be sure to make up quickly,
and discuss your worries and anxieties with him. If you find yourself
feeling overstressed, you may want to practice relaxation techniques.
These will help you throughout your pregnancy, labor and beyond.
You may notice that you are feeling warmer than usual, this is due to
an increase in the amount of blood circulating in your body.
Your uterus is now about the size of a large orange. If you find your
prepregnancy clothes uncomfortable, consider loose fitting clothing.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
Indigestion or heartburn
This week, your growing baby is about 1.25 - 1.70 inches long, and weighs
just under a quarter of an ounce. If your could see your baby, you would think
how much he looks like a tiny human now. This is the end of your embryonic period
and the beginning of your fetal period. Baby is now considered a fetus!
By the end of this week, baby's organs and systems are all formed, and now just
continue to develop and grow.
Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.