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How Big is Your Baby?
In the 13th week, your baby is 2.9 inches long and weighs .81 ounces. And if you analyze it proportion-wise then the head's now 1/3 the size of her body.
Baby's Growth and Development
At this point, the baby is forming vocal cords and teeth. Though its still very teeny, it has developed finger prints. The intestines are now moving from the umbilical cord to a permanent place, i.e. in the tummy.
Changes You Experience
Most of the women start showing a tiny baby bump by now. The mother gains around 2 pounds each week during this period, although it may vary from woman to woman. The uterus continues to grow bigger to accommodate the growing baby. By week 13, all of the early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, nausea and frequent urination subside. This causes a significant rise in the energy levels of the mother.
The pregnancy hormones estrogen and progesterone stimulate the milk producing glands of the body. The size of the breasts also increases because of the hormones. Heartburn and constipation is a common pregnancy symptom during pregnancy. Some women may suffer from bacterial infection called leucorrhoea causing a whitish discharge. It is very common and mostly stops on its own.
It is essential that the diet is nutritious and balanced. Constraint your urges of binging on junk food, as they will cause a significant weight gain without nourishing the body adequately.
Iron, calcium and protein are 3 nutrients that are a must in the mother’s diet for the good health of the baby. Try to include a number of grains, tofu, lean red meat, spinach, milk, dairy products, citrus fruits and nuts in your diet, as they are good supplements of mentioned nutrients.
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