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Pregnancy Month 3

11 to 14 Weeks
Posted : Monday, January 01, 1900

Baby will weigh about ¼ pound and is about 2 ¼ inches long

What Is Happening With You And Your Body:

  • You will begin to feel better by the end of this month.
  • You will usually be less sick to your stomach.
  • You will usually have more energy.
  • You may have gained about two to three pounds.
  • You may begin to feel more hungry.
  • The placenta is formed and hormones are keeping your pregnancy healthy. You may be able to feel your uterus above the pubic bone and your uterus may harden from contractions.
  • You may have trouble with constipation.
  • You may sweat more.
  • You may have mood swings, such as being happy or sad for no reason.

    What Is Happening With Your Baby:

  • The baby is still too tiny for you to feel movement.
  • Ears, arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes are completely formed this month.
  • The taste buds are forming.
  • The neck is well shaped.
  • The head can be held up.
  • Reflex movements allow your baby's elbows to bend, legs to kick and fingers to form a fist.
  • The heart beat is 120 to 160 beats a minute.
  • Blood goes through the cord to the baby.
  • About one cup of amniotic fluid surrounds your baby in the sac.
  • Baby's kidneys circulate the fluid swallowed by the baby back into the amniotic sac.
  • Baby will weigh about ¼ pound and is about 2 ¼ inches long.

    Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:

  • Breast Tenderness
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Fatigue and Tiredness
  • Flatulence
  • Food Cravings
  • Frequent Urination
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Increased Perspiration
  • Increased Saliva
  • Increased Vaginal Discharge
  • Light headed and dizzy
  • Nasal Stuffiness and Bleeding
  • Nausea (Morning Sickness)
  • Sleeplessness
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vision Changes