The ultimate HerFamily guide to pregnancy: Week 13
Week 13 – you're in the 1st Trimester! Read more about trimesters here.
As the first trimester ends your baby is about the size of a peach and, just like a peach, is covered with a type of fuzz, a downy hair known as lanugo. Bones are beginning to form in the legs and arms and around the head.
The amniotic fluid which your baby is swallowing is being filtered by the kidneys and passed back out as urine.
The intestines, which have actually been growing inside the umbilical cord, move to the abdomen.
You can probably feel your uterus just above your pubic bone, and wearing looser fitting clothes will make you feel more comfortable. As nausea hopefully steps out, heartburn may step in!
The best news is that if you’ve been feeling very tired you should start feeling a pep in your step again.
Heartburn: Will it ever go away?
The short answer? Eventually, yes. But in the meantime, our 5 Natural Remedies For Gaviscon-Guzzling Pregnant Women With Raging Heartburn should be on your reading list.
WHAT'S NEXT? The 2nd Trimester
There'll be some weight gain.
The fat cells around the thigh and buttock area are primed to respond to oestrogen, so this is a very natural and healthy place to put on weight during pregnancy.
While your body shape will change and skinny jeans will become a thing of the past, try to enjoy it and dress to flaunt your curves. Wrap maternity dresses or tops with ruched detailing that fit your bump well will flatter your curves while also being very comfortable, plus they stretch to accommodate your growing belly.