Pregnancy Week 12
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You may not have gained any weight yet, but between now and the
end of your pregnancy, you will probably gain between 25-35 pounds.
If you are overweight, your doctor may advise you to only gain
15-20 pounds. Try not to focus on the weight you are gaining, but instead on
eating healthy. If you haven't already, now would be a good time
to cut out empty calories from your diet. Be sure you are eating
a wide variety of fruits, fresh vegetables and protein. During pregnancy, the body requires extra calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals in order to support the baby's growth and to allow for changes in the mother's body. Important considerations in pregnancy include protein, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, vitamin D, zinc, and folate.
Your uterus is too big to fit in your pelvis now, and you may
be able to feel it just above your pubic bone.
The end of your 12th week, ends your first trimester! Congrats! You
are a third of the way there!
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
- Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
- Frequent Urination
- Morning Sickness
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Occasional headaches
Half an ounce!! That's how much, on the average, your
baby weighs. She is about 2.5 inches long. All that
growth in just 10 short weeks since conception. You can
probably hear your baby's heartbeat with a doppler at
your appointment this month. The pituitary gland is
starting to produce hormones, such as growth hormone,
prolactin, corticotropin and others. Ossification is
beginning, and there are now bone formations.
Fingernails continue to grow, and baby is developing
hair. Fingers and toes are fully separated.