Week 12 of Your Pregnancy

11 weeks pregnant

203

Days to go

14

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Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at twelve weeks are:

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Bleeding and sensitive gums

Many pregnant women start dealing with pregnancy gingivitis around this time during their pregnancy. Constant acidity and throwing up lead to the acumulation of the acid in their mouth which may damage the gums leading to acidity. Hormone upheveals also often leads to this condition. In addition, pregnant ladies who crave sweets and junk may increase their intake damaging their teeth and gums.

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Dizzy Spells

If you are experiencing dizzy spells during pregnancy, this happens due to the hormone progesterone. This hormone causes more blood flow to the uterus to support your growing bean. As a result, the blood flow to your brain reduces, your blood pressure reduces, and you will experience dizziness and this is normal during pregnancy.

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Bloating

Most pregnant feel bloated which happens to the lethargic digestive system. Though it may sound surprising, your body is producing more progesterone to help with your pregnancy. One of the effects of this progesterone is that the various systems of your body slow down in their functioning. Slowing down of your digestive system can lead to indigestion and gas which will lead you to experiencing bloating.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 3.1 cm.
Baby’s Weight: 4 g.

Baby’s Eyes:

Baby has fully formed eyelids. These are closed tightly and fused together. Baby’s eyes will remain that way until late in your second trimester.

Baby’s Intestines:

Expect a big move in terms of your baby this week. The intestines which were taking up the umbilical cord space is now set to move to your baby’s abdomen. By end of next week, they will have moved completely into her abdomen.

Baby’s Arms & Legs:

The arms, complete with elbows, can flex already. Magical? Isn’t it? Your baby’s arms are taking shape and getting stronger, but each one is still teeny-tiny.

Baby’s fingers & Toes:

The little nailbeds which recently developed are starting to sprout fingernails and toenails. These will continue to grow to the tips of the fingers and toes during the second trimester.

Your changing body

Many pregnant women often complain of tender heavy breasts and the whole feeling can be uncomfortable. For most women, breast pain and tenderness start during this week. Hormonal spikes, especially prolactin, progesterone, and estrogen are responsible for this discomfort. Blood supply to your breasts also increases.

You must be feeling extremely tired and sleepy all the time. Getting up from the bed may feel like a chore. But remember, this is not laziness. Your hormones are all haywire and your body is working extra hard to nourish the little bean within you. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, taking quick power naps, and doing small exercises can help deal with this symptoms

The human body is a wonderful creation. Did you know the main reason behind constipation during pregnancy? Your digestive system moves slowly to ensure maximum absorption of nutrients from your food so that your baby can have the best nutrition possible. This slow movement, of course, causes you inconvenience, and the best way to combat it is by staying hydrated and eating fiber-rich foods.

Experiencing acidity along with constipation? Don’t be surprised. When your digestive system is working slowly, heartburn is a common consequence. Most to-be-mothers go through both these symptoms. Staying hydrated and having fiber-rich foods will help combat acidity too. Along with this, you can avoid foods that trigger heartburn such as coffee and tea, spices, and deep-fried foods. Your aim should be to eat foods that are nutrient-rich and at the same time easy to digest.

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