During this period, you might notice a small amount of weight gain, but women who often were nauseous in the previous weeks might have even lost a little weight by now.
The expectant mother
The first trimester often brings low blood pressure, so you might feel lightheaded. Thus, instead of hot baths, take showers.
The size of his head now takes up half of his bodily length, but proportions will change during the baby’s development. His weight is around 7 grams, and his heart beats 160 a minute. The irises of his eyes start to develop along with nails on his fingers. By this time, the baby has all of his organs and possesses a unique fingerprint.
A nuchal fold screening will be necessary for your baby during the next week, so you might want to make an appointment in advance.
The third month is the time of skeletal development. Bone tissues need a big amount of calcium in order to grow, which the baby acquires from the nutrition taken in from his mother. In case you do not ensure sufficient calcium intake, the embryo will subtract the necessary amount from your body, which is signified by a sudden decay in your teeth. To prevent this from happening, eat food rich in calcium and calcium-containing multivitamins. Taking vitamins B, C and D can help to preserve the health of your teeth and gums. If you have any dental caries, see your dentist as soon as possible and have them treated.
Do not follow the “eating for two” principle. Pay attention to your eating habits and calorie intake, as you might easily gain a lot of weight. If you are hungry, eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. Try to cut back on caffeine: although a cup of coffee a day will not harm the baby, it is better not to drink any. Take some kind of exercise every day, whether it is a stroll in the park or maternity yoga.