12th Week Of Pregnancy - Symptoms, Tips & Baby Growth
12 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Development
Nail works. At 12 weeks pregnant, those little nail beds are sprouting nails, so stand by with a nail clipper. Many babies are actually born with long fingernails that need to be trimmed soon after delivery.
Parts in place. The truly critical period for your little one's development is coming to a close. By the end of 12th week of pregnancy, all the body parts will be there; even the sex organs have developed (although it's too soon to determine whether you're carrying a girl or a boy).
Lights out. At 12 weeks, pregnant the eyelids have formed and will close. They'll remain fused together until late in your second trimester.
12 Weeks Pregnant: Your Symptoms
Feed me! As the nausea and discomfort of early pregnancy subside during 12th week of pregnancy,, you may find that you have your appetite back — and then some! Around this week, many women report feeling that "the baby is hungry." Be sure you're eating enough, and maintaining a healthy diet, but don't feel you actually need to eat for two. Have a look at some of the healthy diet tips for a pregnant women to help you maintain a balanced diet between you & your baby.
What's normal, what's not. As your blood volume increases to keep your little one nourished, you may find that your gums are more sensitive and bleed when you brush or floss. While this can be disconcerting, it's completely normal.
12 Weeks Pregnant: Your Checklist
Maintain your healthy diet, especially as your appetite returns. Here is a quick guide on how you can maintain a healthy pregnancy diet to ensure you & your baby get all the nutrients you need.
Keep brushing and flossing, even if you experience sensitive or bleeding gums
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