Your 12 weeks pregnant!!
196 days to go!
Baby is measuring: 2.1 inches & 0.5 oz 📏
Size: Clementine or plum 🍊
You reached the end of your first trimester!!
You baby developed from a ball of cells to an active fetus! 🙌🏻
Baby can open his or her mouth and yawn, hiccup, and swallow. More complex sucking movements cannot be identified until 18-20 weeks. Swallowing encourage gut development.
The umbilical cord is short and thick at this stage but it will lengthen as the baby grows.
Baby is hard at work building bones and cartilage.
He or she is now developing reflexes-if you poke 👉🏻 baby’s body, you’ll likely see movement.
Baby’s opening and closing fingers and curling toes too.
Lastly, your baby is about to enter the growth and maturation stage, in which organs and tissues will grow and develop rapidly. 💪🏻
Your hormones should calm down a bit which means less nausea and fatigue!
More discharge, to protect your vagina from infection.
Noticeably bigger belly. 🤰🏼
Headaches and dizziness may start to intensity around this time, which could be caused by hormones, vision changes, drops in blood sugar, dehydration or stress.
Things to do: 📝
- Schedule your 14 week prenatal visit.
- Stock up on pregnancy foods. 🥚🥑🍉🥗
- Share the news with family and friends! 📣