Pregnancy by weeks

What happens to the baby?

Another week and other significant changes for the development of the baby! Your midget is already 10 cm long. And is more and more looking like a model of a little person. His/her face clarifies. The eyes have taken position ahead. The ears, initially located at the level of the neck, now shift by being slowly but certainly raised. Maybe the little baby still doesn’t need manicure, but during this week he/she has nails on the fingers!

Furthermore, the liver is not a lonely missioner in the production of blood cells any more. Its right-hand man in this endeavor is the bone marrow. It will gradually overtake this function in full, but at this stage it is just an assistant.

If your baby is a girl, the newly formed ovaries go down to the abdomen area. And if it is a boy, his prostate is at its place and already has visible sex features.

a lemon

This week the baby is
as big as a lemon



12 week

Third month

What happens to you?

It is possible to feel slight pains similar to contractions or pulling in the abdominal area. Do not give way to unnecessary worries. This is normal because your organs shift in order to ensure the required space for your growing baby.

The good news is that, except those negligent indispositions, you are feeling wonderful. Your energy comes back and gradually (if already not) you will totally forget the preceding days of fatigue, nausea and similar troubles.

This week you should ...

ensure calcium and iron – Drink milk and eat food rich in calcium, iron and other minerals. If you do not supply these to your body, the baby will get them at your expense anyway.

try yoga for pregnant women – Except relaxing, it is a great method for keeping your tonus up. There are some yoga postures that are especially adapted for pregnant women, so you do not have to worry at all.

take care of the elasticity of your skin – The care for your skin is of crucial importance to make it cope with its stretching and contraction and to preserve its beauty, firmness and tonus after the delivery. Every day, after the shower, for example, you may use the specially developed hydrating and nourishing Maternea Stretch Mark Prevention Oil.

Your skin during pregnancy

See what awaits you in the next three months.

Pregnancy by weeks

Here you will find useful tips and a lot of information for you and your baby's development per week.

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