Your Pregnancy | Month 3

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Week 9 of Pregnancy

Your baby is busy building muscle, but all you may want to do these days is take a nice long nap, hey making a baby is hard work! Take care of yourself and enjoy this time. Your baby is now approximately 13-17 mm crown to rump length, or about 0.51 - 0.66 inches. S/he also weighs in at 1 gram.

Week 10 of Pregnancy

On your baby's to-do list this week: Build bones and cartilage. On your agenda, increase your fiber intake to cope with pregnancy constipation. Your waistline is slowly disappearing! Remember to measure your waist and belly now! Comparing later can be a lot of fun!

Week 11 of Pregnancy

That adorable little thing inside your tummy is starting to look human about now, as you start feeling a bit more human yourself. Now that the nausea has started to pass you are ready to chow down! Your focus should be on nutrition rather than weight. You are now eating for two, but you should make everything you eat count. You will only need 300-500 calories extra a day while you are pregnant, less in the 1st trimester.

Week 12 of Pregnancy

While it may seem as if you've doubled in size over the past few weeks with pregnancy weight gain, it's your baby who actually has! S/he weighs about 14 grams and is approximately 3.54 inches in total length. Your placenta will take over the production of hormones around this time. If you have suffered from corpus luteum cysts they may begin to dissolve now. Your risk of miscarriage is reduced even further.

Week 13 of Pregnancy

As the first trimester comes to a close, your baby's about the size of peach, and as the second trimester begins you will feel a bit more peachy yourself! You are "over" the joys of early pregnancy and have more energy, you are also beginning to feel pregnant.

This website provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.


Sharing with Family and Friends

Some people have delayed spreading the good news until this point. If you are one of these people enjoy telling now, and think of some creative ways to do it. This is also a time when fathers and other family members start becoming more involved as the pregnancy becomes more real for them. Encourage them to participate in your pregnancy to the extent that you feel comfortable.

Log on to Facebook and tell us the special way you share the news with your spouse, family of friends or read how others have shared.

Sharing the News at Work

You may be wondering when to tell your boss that you are pregnant. There is no perfect time. It will depend on the family friendliness your workplace and how you are feeling. If you are experiencing a lot of morning sickness it will be difficult to postpone telling your boss. When you do tell you should be aware of certain laws that protect you against unfair discrimination. Read about The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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