Week 12 of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Calendar: You are now 12 weeks pregnant

12 weeks old fetus (baby)

Week 12 of fetal development

Your uterus will move just above the pelvis by now. You may not realise that your heartbeat is becoming faster by a few beats due to the increased blood volume. You feel more comfortable now as the nausea and vomiting is reduced and your appetite is better.

Your baby

Your baby has doubled in size in the last three weeks and foetal growth continues at a rapid pace. Foetal muscles are developed enough to allow spontaneous movement.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Improve your posture to avoid backache, keep your back straight.
  • Start taking your iron, calcium and vitamin supplements regularly.
  • Don’t bend down to do things.
  • Eat well and drink enough fluid.
  • Do light exercise.

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