What’s happening inside
Smooth-skinned no more! This week, hair begins to grow on your baby’s head and eyebrows. There’s also a furry coating of body hair forming, called lanugo, which will keep him warm in your womb for the time being, as baby fat only accumulates in the later part of pregnancy.
At the start of the second trimester, the nausea and vomiting generally decreases and stops for most women (although for a few, morning sickness may continue throughout the nine months of pregnancy), which should leave you feeling more like your usual pre-pregnancy self, albeit with a growing tummy and increasing appetite.
A Matter of Fact
Beginning this week, fetuses start growing at varying paces. However rest assured that, despite these differences, all babies in utero follow the same developmental path.
Tips for daddy
If your wife’s morning sickness has abated, you’re probably heaving a huge sigh of relief! But if it hasn’t, continue to be that strong pillar of support for her and encourage her to eat healthily and exercise regularly to keep gastric, constipation and fatigue at bay.
A quote for mummy-to-be
A moment in my tummy, a lifetime in my heart. ~Unknown
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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.