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Week 13: Development in Week 13

Week 13: Development in Week 13

In the 13 week of pregnancy, you have to get regular checkups to ensure healthy pregnancy. Check out the changes taking place in your body during 13th week of pregnancy and track your baby’s development .

Now that you are in your 13th week of pregnancy, you must be overjoyed sharing the news of you expecting a baby. To add to your joy, we have attempted to offer you a sneak peak at how your baby is developing every single day inside you. Take pleasure in reading this:

This week sees the neck fully formed and well able to support the head movements. The face has also taken complete shape as the mouth, nose and external ears are fully developed. Your baby will be fully formed in its entirety over the next seven days but will not be able to survive outside the womb.

This is because even though all the internal organs have been formed they are not yet functionally matured to perform as they are supposed to outside the womb. In fact, the next twenty-seven weeks will see the foetus grow in size while its vital organs mature to full capacity to aid its survival outside the womb.

Right now your baby is quite happy floating in the amniotic sac where he or she still has plenty of room as he or she is just three inches or 7.5cm long and weighs about one ounce or 28g.

Your Baby at the 13th Week of Pregnancy

Your baby is around the size of an egg. He or she may be small, but has learnt some of the party tricks. Yes, your baby can now kick his or her tiny legs and turn head. You may also feel your baby’s hiccups and he or she has learnt to yawn and swallow too. It is amazing how tiny he or she is and yet so active! Here are some other developments that you can expect now:
  • Your baby’s skeleton has started developing and his or her femur and clavicle is developing fast.
  • His or her other organs are also starting to develop. His or her bowel and stomach has also started taking a shape.
  • Your baby is on his or her way to develop his or her vocal cords.
  • He or she is now producing the hormone insulin that helps controlling blood glucose.
  • You can expect his or her finger prints to be in place now.
  • His or her muscles are getting lengthened and he or she is flexing his or her arms.
  • He or she is also on his or her way of developing his or her lungs.
  • His or her kidneys have started functioning now and he or she is swallowing your amniotic fluid.
Your Body at the 13th Week of Pregnancy

Take a quick look at the changes that may take place in your body by the 13th week of your pregnancy.

Increasing Size of Uterus

The size of your uterus has grown significantly now. You may start feeling the upper edge above your pelvic bone lies on your lower part of abdomen. The initial 3 months mark rapid growth of your baby.

Pregnancy Symptoms

You have reached a stage when you should be more confident and comfortable about your pregnancy. You will in fact feel more relieved sharing the news of your pregnancy with your loved ones.

Your placenta has now taken over the task of producing pregnancy hormones. This is the cause of nausea in pregnancy. However, things are likely to get better as you enter the 2nd trimester.

Increasing Breast Size

Your breasts size may start increasing. It is time when you may find your clothes ill-fitting. Well, you can indulge yourself in some shopping spree and ensure to stay stylish all through your pregnancy. You will come across plenty of elegant maternity dresses you shall be eager to put on. The comfortable lose fits ensure ease of movements and are style too. So, if you were under the notion that you need to bid good bye to style these days, you were actually mistaken.

Lifestyle Changes

If you think there are few lapses in your lifestyle, it is time you can correct them. This is in fact an opportunity for you to look back at things and probably plan something better. It is already high time that you kick out all your bad habits like smoking and drinking. Additionally, you must also eat healthy and exercise a bit under the supervision of your healthcare provider. Light exercises shall strengthen your muscles and prepare you for labour better.

In case you have any complications or doubts about your pregnancy, you must certainly bring it up to your doctor. Do visit the regular checkups to keep a track on your baby’s development. These checkups shall also warn you of possible complications and you can take necessary precautions beforehand.

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful times when you should not spend time worrying. A relaxed approach shall be helpful for you as well as the life developing inside you.

What changes are observed in 13th week of pregnancy? How to keep track of the baby’s development during pregnancy? What symptoms do pregnant women observe during the 13th week of pregnancy? Discuss here.

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Krona.7 years ago
i felt so happy when i saw my baby first time. i am just waiting for the D-day
Gavina.7 years ago
it is great to know so much about the development of my baby. Now I know what to expect with each passing day
Bosky.7 years ago
this is amazing page. It is good for me to know the details about how my baby is developing.
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