13weeks

13weeks

13weeks

You are now 13 weeks pregnant (or in your 14th week if that’s how you prefer to count it).

How your baby’s growing

Your uterus may be big enough now to show the world that you’re expecting, but your baby is still tiny — about the length of a pea pod.Despite her small proportions, you’d see a fully formed baby complete with unique fingerprints if you could look inside your womb now. Read more information on your baby’s development this week

How your life’s changing

You’re officially in your second trimester, the fourth to sixth months of pregnancy. That’s great news for two reasons. One, your risk of miscarriage has dropped dramatically, and two, many women see early pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness, subside — you may notice a distinct improvement in your libido as the nausea recedes and your energy levels rise. If you’ve found feeling sick comforting, as a sign that you really are pregnant, you may start to doubt that you’re still pregnant when this powerful symptom starts to fade.

Birth is still months away, but your breasts may have already started making colostrum, the first milk that nourishes your baby immediately after birth, before the mature milk starts to flow. Even if your breasts are small, you should still be able to breastfeed if you want to — in this case size really doesn’t matter!

Pregnancy Tip: A fruity cure for heartburn

“As soon as I was four months pregnant, my morning sickness vanished. However, it was replaced with chronic heartburn. I found a natural cure — papaya — helped reduce the symptoms. You can buy it from supermarkets and it tastes delicious.” Alison A.

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