What to expect in the third month of pregnancy?
Third month of pregnancy starts from week 9 to the end of week 12. You are now in the last stage of first trimester. Your baby now called a fetus, and as in the first and second month of pregnancy, your little one is developing a lot.
Third month of pregnancy symptoms/ changes of your body:
As we all know, pregnancy can be different from woman to woman, and even for the same mother from one pregnancy to the next.
In this month, you may begin to experience a change in your physical symptoms including a change in nausea and fatigue.
Your nausea should start to ease, but you may still feel faint if you stand up too quickly.
At the end of this month, you may notice encrease in energy and increase in vaginal discharge.
Varicose veins and spider vein my also starts to develop on your body.
At the third month of pregnancy, your pregnant belly may now be visible. You may feel your breast more tender and swollen. The skin around each nipple will darken and enlarge.
Some women experience skin pigment changes such as dark line appearing on the abodmen, or dark patches on the face. Other women can experience pregnancy glow ( they are luckier).
Severe leg cramps and pain may be common during the night. You may need to include potassium and iron in your diet.
Your heartbeat will increase to pump more blood to the uterus, which will supply it to the fetus.
Hormonal changes can definitely affect your emotions. You may found yourself experiencing an array of emotions, from being sad to happy and joyous.
Third month of pregnancy checklist:
In the third month of pregnancy, you should do just like what you did in the past two months. You should take a careful look at your diet. If you are smoker, you should quit as soon as possible.
Try to be more knowledgeable about the possible hazards around the home during pregnancy.
And know the 20 things that you have to avoid when pregnant to protect your baby and to have a healthy pregnancy.
When you visit your healthcare provider this month, the following things will be checked:
2. Blood pressure.
3. Growth of your fetus.
4. The baby’s heartbeat.
5. Utrine test.
Your baby development in the third month of pregnancy:
During the third month of pregnancy, all parts of your baby are developing, from tooth buds to toenails. Your baby now is fully formed, with arms, hands, fingers, feet and toes. External sex organs also starts to develop.
At this stage, your baby’s bones begin hardening, it’s kidneys start making urine. Your little one eyes will be able to move but it’s eyelids are fused together.
Sensory development continues too, your baby will start to be able to hear muffled sounds from the outside world.
The umbilical cord connects the fetus to your placenta and utrine wall. Your baby is about 3 inches long, and weighs almost an ounce.