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Pregnancy Week 13

Pregnancy Week 13

Baby Development

Heading on to the 13th week of pregnancy is magical, and it has a lot to offer in the store. The baby develops rapidly this week; the mother physically experiences the core pregnancy feel and many more. So here is your guide to what the 13th week of pregnancy feels like.

The 13th month is a fantastic time for your baby as it grows rapidly. Here are a few significant developments that are seen in the baby:

  • The head and body of the baby are of the same length in the 13th week of pregnancy
  • Hair follicles are under development.
  • The chest and nipples of the baby are now vividly noticeable.
  • The nasal passage of the baby is open in the 13th week. The mouth has tongue and tooth buds that still undergo the process of development.
  • It is the week when the bones of the baby start solidifying
  • The hands and feet of the baby are there in the form of the baby’s body.
  • The baby has its small intestine developing at this stage of the pregnancy.
  • The baby frequently tends to move within the uterus.
  • The baby has tiny bones developing in the hands and limbs
  • The eyes of the baby are wide, complete, and shut
  • The vocal chord of the baby is now making
  • The baby’s head seems to be stabilizing as per the whole body now

Changes in mother

The mother’s body undoubtedly goes through a lot during the pregnancy, and in the 13th week, the pregnancy feels even more. The average hormonal balance in the body goes for a toss when a mother is on her pregnancy journey. And hence, mood swings are her constant companion throughout the process.

  • The tummy appears bigger.
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Pregnancy Week 13 Symptoms

There are a few symptoms of approaching the 13th week of pregnancy. Some of them are enlisted here as follows:

  • Most of the women complain of tummy grumbling feels during this week. This suggests that you are in morning sickness and geared up an appetite.
  • There is a lot of bloating and burping in the 13th week. But a golden rule to avoid this is to keep taking small meals now and then so that the stomach is not empty.
  • The fatigue feeling now eventually lowers as you head toward the end of this trimester.
  • Your breasts grow fuller and cause sharp pain in the coming week, which can be your major turn-off.
  • Due to the growth and weight of the baby, a woman loses control over the urinary bladder. Hence, frequent urination is seen.

Important Tips

Since the 13th week of pregnancy is like a Pandora’s Box for women, having many things in store, the body undergoes rapid changes. Hence, the following are a few recommendations made to cope with the changes healthily:

  1. A mother is not recommended to use any permanent hair coloring substance.
  2. The proper amount of water, rest, and a wholesome diet are necessary for a lady who has reached the 13th week of pregnancy.
  3. Try and eat everything home-cooked. With that, lots of fruits, green


Knowing every week of pregnancy closely and looking at the information above can be a great thing to manage healthily throughout the pregnancy. Remember, everything fails to be significant at this stage compared to your health, immunity, and happiness. Pregnancy can never be easy, and mothers have their utmost strength during these phases. With this thought, here is hoping that the authenticity of the information from our end makes your journey better!

  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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