You’ve reached the final week of your first trimester and chances are that your bump is starting to show. Providing all is well with you and the baby, now’s the time you might want to announce your happy news!
You have probably tried to avoid using medicines during the first trimester but some remedies are safe to take during pregnancy.
You’re likely to have your first antenatal scan about now. Take some tissues – it can be a very emotional experience seeing your baby for the first time.
Find out all about antenatal tests and scans. Your sonographer may be able to tell the sex of your baby at this first scan – let her know whether you want it to be a surprise.
If you know whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl you might want to start thinking about names. Visit our babynamer for inspiration.
Your baby is very active inside there, but it’s still too early for you to feel movements. Fingers and toes have separated and she’s started growing hair. She is the size of a plum, about 8cm long.
If your feelings of nausea have not eased, you could be suffering from hyperemesis. Get help from your GP.
By week 12 your womb has lifted up into your abdomen, relieving pressure on your bladder. So it’s hello bladder control, but goodbye waistline! Visit our maternity fashion section for ideas on dressing your bump.
You may start worrying about stretch marks round about now. Get some ideas from our beauty section about products that can help.