13 Weeks Pregnant

What’s happening in week 13?

Week 13 is a good time to share your news of pregnancy with your family, friends and colleagues! As the first trimester comes close to an end, you may not be feeling too peachy about your sex life right now.

13 week pregnancy

At a glance

  • Your little one is now about the size of pea pod

  • Your little champ is almost 3 inches long and weighs nearly an ounce

  • Your baby’s tiny fingertips have fingerprints

  • Kidneys begin to function

  • Your baby’s vocal cords are developing (the first step toward saying, ‘I love you, Mommy!‘).

  • It’s the time to start looking for a maternity wardrobe

Your baby at week 13

Baby is near to reach about the size of pea pod and around 7.5cm long and weigh about 25g or nearly an ounce. Starting about now, babies begin growing at different paces, some faster than others, some more slowly, though they all follow the same developmental path. Now baby is able to do some pretty tricks inside the mother’s womb like turning their head, yawning, hiccupped, swallowing and even kicking their legs.

Skeleton of baby is starting to develop with the clavicle and femur developing first, tiny bones are beginning to form in her arms and legs. All organs of body continually growing wahoo amazing!

  1. Vocal cords are developing
  2. Baby’s lungs are also developing and in this week they will about to take their first breath
  3. Your baby’s tiny fingertips have fingerprints
  4. Kidneys are functioning and any amniotic fluid your baby swallows, they will wee out.
  5. Their stomach and bowel taking shape

You at 13 weeks pregnant

You are near to an end of first trimester and although good new is that your chances of miscarriage is now much lower than early pregnancy. In second trimester it is a time which is relatively much comfortable for some women. In this week pregnant women feels;

  1. Distinct boost in their sex drive around this time.
  2. Early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, fatigue and frequent urination decreases a little bit.
  3. Now you eating for two, so 300 or more calories needed per day.
  4. Some pregnant mommy feels nausea and abdominal bloating.
  5. Breast tenderness increases in this week.
  6. Increases the heartburn and indigestion so stay away from  alcohol, caffeinated drinks, chocolate, mint, citrus and spicy or fatty foods.
  7. Due to increase in blood flow and supply veins around the breast and nipples are very visible. There is nothing to worry about all of this will be settled down after your little champ birth.

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