13 weeks pregnant

Overview

The eyes of your baby are there, however, they are not open yet. The eyelids of the baby are fused to shut so the body can protect the eyes as they fully develop. At this time the baby is also forming its vocal cords. This is the organ that will be responsible for the laughter, cries, and the first words that you will be hearing. The head of your baby is also becoming more in balance with the rest of its body, this is because the head is bigger when the baby starts to develop.

13 weeks pregnant

How many months?

If you are 13 weeks pregnant, you are already 3 months into pregnancy. This means that there are only 6 months left to go.

Changes In Your Body

As you enter your second trimester, your hormone levels are evening out as your placenta takes over the production. The belly that you have will be expanding up and out of your pelvis. This is the right time to wear maternity clothes because that bump is going to become big this one.

13 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

At the 13th week, you will notice that the earlier symptoms that you had have went away and you will start to find yourself in a better state. But this does not mean that you will not have any at all. Here are some of the symptoms that you might be getting during the 13th week:

  1. Exhaustion
  2. Increased energy
  3. Larger belly
  4. Round ligament pain
  5. Leaky breasts

Some Foods You Want To Avoid This Week

At this point of your pregnancy, you want to make sure that you are eating right and are avoiding food that is making you unhealthy along with your baby. You want to eat foods that are high in antioxidants and nutrients so you can keep yourself and your baby healthy.

Here are some foods that you want to avoid eating at this point:

  1. Seafood
  2. Raw seafood
  3. Undercooked meats
  4. Lunch meats
  5. Unpasteurized foods
  6. Unwashed fruits
  7. Unwashed vegetables
  8. Raw eggs
  9. Caffeine
  10. Alcohol
  11. Drugs
  12. Smoking
  13. Herbal teas

When To Call Your Doctor

You want to contact your doctor right away if you have:

  1. Pelvic pain
  2. Abdominal cramping
  3. Abdominal spotting
  4. Abdominal bleeding

The 4 mentioned things are signs of a miscarriage.

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