Week 12

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My Body in the 12th Week

Trimester 1 of your pregnancy

You may notice weight gain in your abdomen, breasts, hips, and legs. You are probably starting to feel the best you have felt since becoming pregnant. At about this time, morning sickness starts to diminish for a lot of women. The risk of miscarriage has by now declined considerably, so you may be ready to share your good news with the world.

My Baby in the 12th Week

Your baby's length is now approximately 7.6 cm. All of the major organ systems have finished forming—now they just need to grow. Around this time, it may be possible to hear your baby's heartbeat with your doctor's fetal doppler, a special listening device. She can kick, swallow, and even get the hiccups.