What’s happening inside
Three key sense organs, the eye, ears and mouth are developing at a rapidly rate this week. and will continue to grow and develop until delivery. Your baby’s limbs are more developed now, enabling more movement in the placenta and his finger and toes have separated. The genitals have also begun to take on their gender characteristics and your baby’s kidneys begin to produce and excrete urine at this stage.
You may also begin to feel some discomfort around your pelvis as your body begins to accommodate your growing uterus. You little bump may begin to show. You may also notice tiny veins called spider veins. Spider veins are tiny red blood vessels that are caused by increased level of oestrogen during pregnancy. They normally disappear soon after birth.
A Matter of Fact
Healthy teeth and gums are essential in pregnancy, so brush thoroughly and go for dental appointments. See your dentist once in your pregnancy. Your gums may also bleed more because of pregnancy hormones and increased blood volume. If they do, switch to a softer toothbrush.
Tips for daddy
Is this whole pregnancy business eating you up? Going through the endless worries, anxieties, and responsibilities may be taking a toll on you. What’s more, you have to put a brave and strong for your partner. Daddies need a break too! If you are feeling overly anxious and stressed, treat yourself or do something you like, or hang out buddies to relax and unwind. Don’t forget about mummy though! Come home with a simple surprise gesture (flowers or a sweet hand written note will do) for her and that would perfectly end your day.
A quote for mummy-to-be
A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die. ~Mary Mason
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This is part of our New Age Pregnancy Week By Week Pregnancy Guide!
With this guide, we hope it will help to give you some reassurance and shed some light on the changes you will come to experience for the next 40 weeks. If you are interested, you can read about our Month To Month Pregnancy Guide Here. Now, let the countdown begin ~
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind the information provided in this guide is just an approximate gauge for your pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different and growth rates vary. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact your gynaecologist.