From Bodycarre we are going to see two pregnancies by two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.
The development of the fetus at 12 weeks of gestation is in full swing… Your little fingers and toes are beginning to form, as well as your nails. His hair begins to appear like a soft fluff, this week his height is around 8 cm from head to toe and weighs about 28 grams . The sexual organ is more and more formed and is more clearly seen on ultrasound. The fetus moves incessantly and appears to be in an amusement park, where it can spin from one side to the other without stopping. These movements can be seen during the ultrasound if you are very lucky!
At 12 weeks pregnant, the appearance of your head is still disproportionate to the rest of the body, but this will no longer be the case soon, because your body begins to gain weight every day and begins to look more like the little one baby who will soon come into the world. At this stage it is recommended to carry out the examination of the nuchal translucency, with which possible malformations and genetic diseases such as Down syndrome can be detected, when evaluating the folds of the neck of the fetus. Now it is also possible to have an idea of sex. A good gynecologist with a good day could give you at least one guess about sex. Will it be a boy or a girl?
The internal sensations of the mother in the 12th week of pregnancy
At week 12, only a few cases are still at risk of miscarriage, but generally the most critical stage of pregnancy has just ended and parents can rest easy. The sexual routine of the couple may have changed in recent months, but if your pregnancy is normal and safe, it is very healthy to make love with your partner!
At 12 weeks of pregnancy, the vitamin phase begins as a supplement for the mother and to help in the fetal development of the baby, your doctor has several options to indicate you, but the most common is iodocefol . Take them with discipline, as they can avoid the risk of anemia and ensure that your child is born with a good weight! During this period, your belly begins to grow and nausea and excessive sleepiness usually disappear . You are going to feel even more ready than in the previous week and super good with life. Take the opportunity to go out with your friends, take a nice walk or maybe spend a day at the beauty salon. After all, being pregnant is no reason to neglect yourself, right?
Sensations and external factors in the 12th week of pregnancy
As you are beginning the second trimester, it will be the stage for more enjoyment of the pregnancy. Your disposition is normal, your mood has improved, and your hair may be experiencing a different shine due to hormone levels. The belly isn’t big, but with a little tight clothing you can notice the little bump, and it’s so good when someone sees something without you telling them. Enjoy a good disposition for care, healthy eating and light exercises, which will help you maintain good shape, even in the pregnancy phase, weight gain control is a great way to avoid stress after pregnancy. Birth.
Things are changing rapidly at 12 weeks pregnant. You are now getting to the beginning part of the first trimester, finally! Which means your hormones are probably less out of control. You are hopeful for fewer pregnancy-related symptoms. It also means that you can be ready to share the great news about your pregnancy with family and friends. It is so exciting!
How big is the baby at 12 weeks?
At 12 weeks pregnant, the baby is as big as a plum. The average fetus at 12 weeks is approximately 2.1 inches long and 0.49 ounces. Now that your baby has almost all of his important organs, his main job is to keep growing. Keep growing baby!
12 weeks pregnant, how many months?
At twelve weeks pregnant, you are in the last week of your third month of pregnancy. In other words, you will be three months pregnant at the end of week 12 of your pregnancy.
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 12
Here’s the good news about 12 week pregnancy symptoms: morning sickness and tiredness may start to fade a bit as your hormones start to calm down. What is the bad news? Headaches and dizziness can replace them. We will take those symptoms as compensation. Here’s more information on what’s happening to your body at 12 weeks pregnant:
- Increased vaginal discharge. This clear discharge may seem strange to you, but it is normal and serves an important purpose: to protect your vagina from infection. But if you have discharge that is yellow, greenish, pink or brown during the 12th week of pregnancy, call your doctor immediately. Those colors could be a sign of infection or a sign of preterm labor.
- Stained. Bleeding during pregnancy at 12 weeks could be worrisome, or it could be nothing. For example, your cervix is more sensitive during pregnancy, so simply having sex could cause harmless minor bleeding. If you are staining or bleeding, you should definitely tell your doctor. If the bleeding is accompanied by cramps or the discharge is heavy, this is a red flag and definitely requires an emergency call.
- Headaches. These can start to intensify around week 12 of your pregnancy. Headaches can be caused by hormonal changes, drops of blood sugar, dehydration, lack of sleep, or stress. To properly deal with these pains, pay attention to what could be causing these headaches to avoid them as much as possible. If you notice a drastic increase in headaches or a type of pain you’ve never experienced (like a migraine), or if your headaches are accompanied by other strange symptoms, report it to your OB.
- Dizziness Whoa! Hormonal changes and changes in your blood pressure can make you dizzy during the 12th week of pregnancy. You can prevent dizziness by eating regularly and drinking plenty of water. Sit or lie down if you feel dizzy and see your doctor immediately about any severe episode.
If you are 12 weeks pregnant with twins, you may still be experiencing morning sickness, while if you are pregnant with a baby, episodes of morning sickness may begin to decrease. Things are most likely to get better for you soon.
Development of pregnancy at week 12
At 12 weeks, your pregnant belly is already starting to stand out. In other words, it is probably showing now. For this reason, you can join the mothers who are beginning to tell the rest of the people that they are expecting a baby of about 12 weeks. Of course, if you are 12 weeks pregnant with twins, you may have been showing for weeks, obviously because you have twice the baby there.
If you haven’t already, start taking pictures of your pregnant belly at 12 weeks. Trust us, after pregnancy you will want to keep a memory of how much your body changed throughout the nine months of gestation.
Ultrasound at week 12 of pregnancy
Right now your 12 week old fetus has almost finished developing important body parts and systems, which means it is bigger and more mature from now on. Yes, your baby is about to enter the growth and maturation stage, in which organs and tissues will grow and develop rapidly.
Your baby at 12 weeks is opening and closing his toes. And the baby’s brain is developing fast.
Now the baby is developing his reflexes: if you touch your 12 weeks pregnant tummy while looking at the baby on an ultrasound, you will probably see some movement. If you are 12 weeks pregnant with twins, your babies are developing at a similar rate to single babies at 12 weeks. Later on, they will have a slightly slower growth rate.
You can have one more prenatal exam, before the end of your first trimester. Whether or not you have a 12-week ultrasound may depend on the doctor’s preference and maybe also whether your insurance covers it. If you get an ultrasound at this point, you will notice that you can see your 12 week pregnant fetus more clearly this time, which may make you want to start sharing the great news related to your pregnancy.
Eager to find out if it’s a boy or a girl? We hate being the bearer of bad news, but on an ultrasound during this stage, gender is often not revealed. Between 12 and 13 weeks is the earliest a child could be seen on an ultrasound, the anatomy is still difficult to distinguish with certainty. Your OB or technician will probably be able to see the sex of the baby on the mid-pregnancy anatomical scan, which will happen around week 20. However, if you received a DNA blood test for chromosomal disorders, you can find out the sex of the baby. when you get the results.
Around week 12, you may want to know more about your baby’s health, so you can get genetic testing to determine the risk of birth defects or other problems. This will surely cause you a bit of fear and confusion, so be sure to ask your Obstetrician any questions you have and know that the baby is much more likely to have normal growth and development.
Considerations regarding pregnancy at week 12
- Schedule your 16 week prenatal visit.
- Eat foods that benefit you and your baby.
- It is time to share all the progress of the pregnancy with friends and family.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.