Pregnancy calendar: 12th week of pregnancy
Pregnancy calendar by week. An experienced doctor tells how a child develops in the womb and what changes occur in the pregnant woman’s body. All the most important things about the 12th week of pregnancy
Changes in your body:
Your body has changed: your waist has rounded, your breasts have increased.
During the first visit, the obstetrician-gynecologist will be able to feel (palpate) the uterus in the lower abdomen with his fingers . During the first visit, you will have to tell a lot, read and write carefully. Don’t worry, this first “interview” is necessary to fill out the necessary documents, as well as to get acquainted with the history of your diseases and peculiarities – all this is important for the organization of care for you and the baby in the next period of pregnancy.
This is a useful hint of the number of your visits to the obstetrician-gynecologist of the polyclinic’s women’s consultation .
You will also be assigned the first ultrasound examination. The purpose of this study: to determine the term of pregnancy, measure the cervical space and detect ultrasound signs of congenital and chromosomal pathologies. However, this is a very good event. After all, you will be able to see what your baby looks like, how her heart beats. I advise you, if possible, to go with the child’s father – this is an event for the three of you, or is it possible for you to be more? Maybe you have twins? You will soon find out.
How does the baby grow?
During this week, the child actively learns to squeeze fists and toes, as well as to move the lower jaw, to swallow.
The baby stretches and digs. A little acrobat is growing inside you, a little more and you will feel his exercises.
During the ultrasound, it is interesting to hear the baby’s heartbeat, which resembles the sound of galloping horses. Since the external genitalia have developed and, if the baby does not hide from the sensor, it will be possible to determine its gender. However, you will learn more precisely about the gender during the next ultrasound examinations.
Author: Olga Letnyanchyk, doctor