Your Body and Your Baby at 3 Months Pregnant
At three months pregnant (the end of the 12th week), your chances of miscarriage are greatly reduced and you’ll be able to announce your pregnancy to friends and family. Your baby is a well-developed fetus and will begin a period of intense growth. What are the symptoms of 3 months pregnant? How will your body, and your baby, change between the end of week 12 and the end of week 16 of pregnancy?
How Many Weeks is 3 Months Pregnant?
Pregnancy is generally measured in lunar months, rather than calendar months, so at the end of your 12th week of pregnancy, you are 3 months pregnant. This article focuses on the four weeks between the beginning of month 3 of pregnancy and the beginning of month 4.
3 Months Pregnant Symptoms:
You’ll still be experiencing some of the symptoms of early pregnancy (although your morning sickness is hopefully wearing off!). And, there are a few new ones you might have to contend with, including:
- A stuffy nose
The exciting thing about this stage of pregnancy is that the hormones are in full swing and you may also start to have some positive symptoms, such as:
- Glowing skin
- Strong, fast-growing hair and nails
- Lots more energy
- An increased sex drive!
3 Months Pregnant Belly Size:
Somewhere between 12 and 16 weeks pregnant, your belly will probably go “pop”, and one morning you’ll notice you have a rather prominent 3 months pregnancy tummy! Might be time to buy some early maternity clothes?
3 Months Pregnant Baby Size:
At the end of week twelve, your baby will be around three inches long and weigh almost an ounce. But by the end of this month, he or she will be the size of an avocado, measuring more than four inches and weighing 3 and a half ounces!
And, you’ll be able to find out the sex of your baby at the end of this month!
A Week by Week Guide of what to Expect at 3 Months Pregnant:
As we said earlier, this month is an intense period of growth. We’ve only given you the highlights because it’s much easier to look at the symptoms and developments week by week. Click on your week to find out exactly what to expect:
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