13-weeks-pregnantIf you are 13 weeks pregnant, fetal age is 11 weeks now!

Your baby is about the size of a peach, and about 6.5 to 7.8 cm long.

Baby is growing very rapidly, although shorter than a finger.

Facial characteristics are distinct, the ears are now developed enough for baby to hear when you talk or sing.

Baby’s posture is becoming less curled and more upright, and the arms, legs and fingers are also growing out and tapering to look more like a newborn’s. Further development of the nervous system has taken place, such that he/she spends more time flexing her new and developed muscles and joints. The diaphragm is continuously being strengthened by bouts of hiccups, preparing baby’s respiratory system. More organ development has taken place this week including the organ system for making hormones, absorbing nutrients and filtering waste. The thyroid, pancreas and gallbladder are in place, and the kidneys are making urine. Most importantly, the bone marrow is now making white blood cells.film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 trailer

You on the other hand, are still having more than just the first month pregnancy symptoms.

Besides, your growing uterus that can now be felt at the upper edge above the pubic bone in the lower part of your abdomen, you have also probably gained some weight.

You are now probably also having stretch marks often seen in varying degrees during pregnancy. These may appear early or later in pregnancy, on the abdomen, breasts, hips or buttocks.

In addition to this, if you are 13 weeks pregnant, your pregnant breasts are beginning to show too! And besides increasing in size and weight, the areola is darkening and growing larger.

My recommendation to you, is make yourself comfortable, and go shopping for new bras!

On the bright side, at this point in your pregnancy week by week, chances are you are feeling less sick and more energized as the placenta takes over hormonal production.

Note that, if you are 13 weeks pregnant, and still have nausea, you might still have smell and taste aversions sticking with you for the rest of your pregnancy.

Important practices to note, as you continue to exhibit first month pregnancy symptoms, are;
Avoiding high heels and platform shoes, because, your sense of balance is starting to alter as your body weight increases. Invest in a nice pair of doctors or nurses shoes, which are good for pregnant feet because they are designed to be light weight and support your whole frame.

Keep exercising, if you are now feeling better and more energetic, try a new exercise. Sample a number of activities so that you can do any when the weather is bad.

Have you tried swimming? Find out why many doctors recommend it as the perfect pregnancy exercise. Besides being safe for your joints and working lot of your muscle groups, by improving flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, it also strengthens your upper body.

In conclusion, if you are 13 weeks pregnant, you need to consider taking your nutrition seriously. Follow the pregnancy diet plan provided and have a healthy pregnancy. If you have any problems or worried about a miscarriage, be sure to speak to your doctor about any concerns you might be having.

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