30 Sep 2022 | 5 min Read
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Give yourself a pat on your back, you’ve now entered the second trimester! This period is also called the fun phase of pregnancy as most of the annoying pregnancy symptoms from trimester one fade away by now. Yay for you! Your baby is on a growth express now. S/he weighs 14 to 20 grams and is about 8 cm in length. Her/his eyelids are completely formed but they are fused shut and will not open for a few more weeks. Fingerprints also start to form by this week. Wow, your little one is gaining her/his own identity already!
Your child starts to produce urine, which it then releases into the amniotic fluid around it. Amniotic fluid is also ingested by your infant. Apart from this, your baby has prominent musculoskeletal development. The long bones and skull in particular are starting to stiffen in your baby’s skeleton.
During 13 weeks of pregnancy or in pregnancy month 4, your baby will be the size of a peach that is around 7.4 cms long and will weigh about 25g.
Let’s know about some common 13 weeks pregnancy symptoms to relieve your stress.
After the uncomfortable symptoms of the first trimester, marked by morning sickness, exhaustion, and other problems, you will finally start feeling better at 13 weeks pregnant and may even feel like a new woman. Along with the common first-trimester discomforts like dyspepsia, achiness, and fatigue, you might experience an onset of new symptoms like swollen and bleeding gums, round ligament pain, headache, nosebleeds, bloating, and constipation.
During your 13 weeks pregnant ultrasound, the doctor will perform a Nuchal Translucency Scan (NTS) to measure the amount of fluid behind your baby’s neck. With the use of a blood test and NTS scan, the doctor will also monitor your baby’s growth and look for any genetic issues.
Even if you might be having a difficult time during your pregnancy, try to lead a healthy lifestyle. Up until delivery, this will offer you and your unborn child the best assistance. You should take all of the necessary food in your diet, along with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables whenever available. Unless your doctor advises differently, you should also try to consume 8-10 glasses of water everyday and enjoy motherhood!
First-time mothers may not feel their baby move until the 25th week, although seasoned mothers may feel their baby’s flutter as early as 13 weeks. The sound of a baby moving can be described as bubbling, tickling, vibrating, or even as passing gas.
After experiencing morning sickness, exhaustion, and other problems in the first trimester, you will start to feel better at 13 weeks pregnant and may even feel like a new woman. Along with some symptoms like indigestion, achiness, and fatigue that are common in the first trimester, you might also experience an onset of new symptoms like headache, bleeding gums, and constipation.
Your baby is positioned near your lower abdomen and continues to expand rapidly.
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