12 Weeks of Pregnancy

At the end of the 12 weeks of pregnancy decreases the risk of having an early loss – a reason to celebrate! In addition, in the majority of cases, it means the end of nausea and early pregnancy symptoms.

  • Your baby measures: about 2.5 inches (6.35 centimeters)
  • More or less of the size: the width of your credit card.
  • Weight: half ounce (14 grams), the same as a tablespoon of sugar.

Your baby

In week 12 of pregnancy, your baby develops your reflexes, and is your first chance to interact with him. If you punzas your uterus with a finger – not very hard – your baby can react to changing positions. Maybe not notes, it is too early to feel its movements, but your little known to have a Mommy in the outside world eager to play with him.
It is also a very important stage in your digestive system. Starting this week at the mouth, his vocal cords are formed and your little develops reflex that allows you to swallow.
Meanwhile, their digestive system practice contractions needed to process the food, although by now – and for six months more – simply swallowing amniotic fluid.
Of course, everything you eat your baby must remove it. This week come into operation your bladder and kidneys, where it passes the urine to be discarded by her body. The urine is expelled into the amniotic fluid, and even if you sound a bit unpleasant, do not have to worry.
So far, his intestines were so extensive that they interfered with the umbilical cord, but this week begin to settle better into the abdominal cavity.
Other milestones in the development of your baby to meet the 12 weeks of gestation:

  • Their eyes are placed in front of your face, not on the sides, as at the beginning.
  • The pituitary gland, which secretes hormones essential for their growth and reproductive system comes into operation.
  • Your body begins to produce essential, white blood cells to fight infections and bacteria.
  • Thanks to the development of your reflexes, your baby begins to open and close your hands.

Your body

Your baby grows quickly with your uterus also. This week your uterus already exceeds your pubic bone and your doctor can feel it by feeling your abdomen. This is how it is measured in each appointment of prenatal care from now: from the pubic bone to the bottom (where it becomes your uterus in your abdomen). This measure is used as an indicator of the progress of your pregnancy and your baby’s growth.
If you’re going to make you a chorionic biopsy, you must do it this week to take. Chorionic biopsy, also known as chorionic villus sampling test, is an optional test that your doctor may recommend to diagnose or rule out more than 200 genetic or chromosomal disorders. Since it carries a small risk of miscarriage, this is only done if you have a pregnancy with complications or high risk, as is the case with pregnancy after age 35, when you have prenatal tests abnormal detection or you’ve had another baby with congenital or chromosomal defects.
Due to the risk of the first weeks of pregnancy, many mothers decide to wait until the twelfth week to announce your pregnancy. If you have not done so yet, here are a few ideas to make known the good news.