Now you are three months pregnant. During this month, the embryo starts to develop rapidly: his ears and facial features are formulated.
The expectant mother
Unfortunately you are still prone to be nauseous and have headaches, combined with the feeling of fatigue. Some women experience nose blockages and nosebleeds, which are also perfectly normal.
This week he is 13-17 mms long and he weigh approximately 1 gram. As the brain develops rapidly, the baby’s head is far bigger in proportion to the rest of his body. Ossification continues, fingers and elbows are becoming more and more distinct. The development of the testicles or ovaries has finished. Your baby now has spontaneous movements and responds to touch.
You do not need to be examined unless you have any permanent illnesses that need to be kept in check or the symptoms of which might get stronger because of your pregnancy.
To avoid nose blockages and nosebleeds, use a humidifier at home.
Do not exert yourself and try to avoid any form of stress, as your baby will feel it if you are upset or nervous. During the first trimester, strong mood swings are very common: one moment, you might be jumping for joy, only to become utterly crestfallen in the next. Aside from the bodily changes, your condition sheds a new light on a lot of things. From now on, you are responsible for the life of someone else: you have to pay attention to your health, impose some changes on your lifestyle and start to think of yourself as a mother. And although this is wonderful, it can be a bit overwhelming at first glance, so take your time to get used to the idea of motherhood. While you are expecting, you become more sensitive in order to prepare for the role you will have to fulfill.