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Pregnancy Week 12

Pregnancy Week 12

Baby Development

A mummy-to-be has to go through a lot before finally accomplishing that surreal moment of having a glance at her happy and healthy baby. In the 12th week of the journey, the system has a major metamorphosis that prepares the mum for the challenges ahead. You must know the following information to deal with it to the best of your capabilities.

  • The nails of the baby’s fingers start developing.
  • All the external organs of the baby start shaping up and become distinguishable.
  • Fingers and toes shape up, and they are not webbed anymore
  • The sex organs that are external start appearing in the baby’s body
  • Ears tend to shape up

Changes in mother

In the 12th week of your pregnancy, you are closer to achieving the typical pregnant body. These changes can magically give you a mummy-to-be feel; you must never let go of it. Let’s head on to the major body changes that one can notice in the 12th week of pregnancy:

  • If you have not checked out the changing shape of your body yet, you will be automatically driven in front of a mirror, and the reason is your baby bump which appears fuller, bigger, and quite round in the lower abdomen.
  • Your pregnancy starts showing up nicely in a normal body. The uterus is the woman’s body that grows more prominent.
  • Weight gain is quite noticeable in this week of the journey.
  • The areolas around the nipple tend to be darker in the 12th week.
  • The breasts of the mother’s body become sore in the 12th week.
  • The skin of the mother body starts pigmenting, termed melasma
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Pregnancy Week 12 symptoms

  • Ladies in their 12th week of pregnancy feel constipated, which is a constant symptom throughout the first trimester.
  • Fatigued body, nausea, and vomiting remain a women’s constant companion throughout the 12th week of pregnancy.
  • Gum bleeding is another symptom that might show up.
  • Along with the mood swings, the 12th week of pregnancy adds to a woman’s strong aversions to food choices. A woman is more likely to mess up with the whole system during this time due to her strong food aversions, whereas keeping an eye on her nutritional needs is necessary.
  • Women can notice major gastric issues and heartburn, but constant walking or movement of the body might even prevent this.
  • A woman can undoubtedly feel a bit bloated due to a gastric issue.
  • The vaginal discharge levels are up at this point in the pregnancy journey.
  • Occasional headaches can also be the symptoms of the 12th week of pregnancy.
  • You can feel pain in your bulging belly at this stage, sharp or dull, depending on the individual. The stretching of the ligaments causes it.

Important Tips

  • Some women start feeling a bit insecure considering the pre-notion body image, but you must pay heed that there is nothing more beautiful than holding a baby within. Some women show the bump earlier than others, and it is strongly recommended to talk to the doctor during this period if you are petrified of the shape.
  • Since women’s bodies feel constipated, level up fiber consumption. Sipping water throughout the day can even help, and dried fruits come to the rescue of how far binging is concerned.
  • Moving around and walking also can help in having good bowel movements.
  • Do not take a chance with your system; stay away from the triggering smell.
  • A supplemental source of Vitamin D can do many virtuous miracles for your body.
  • And lastly, try to feel excellent about your pregnancy rather than receiving a negative surge of feelings.


Imbibe the enlightening information above with positivity and strengthen yourself for the coming weeks. You are the nurturer, beautifully strong, and the bearer of our existence! 

  1. N H S
  2. Healthdirect Australia
  3. The Cleveland Clinic
    Fetal Development 
  4. The Mayo Clinic
    Fetal development
  5. Women Health
    Pregnancy: Stages of pregnancy


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