The Baby –
- is almost the size of a woman’s fist. For better understanding, it can be compared with the size of a peach.
- Has a strong heartbeat which you can easily hear with a Doppler. It is around 120 to 160 beats/minute, pretty much faster than yours.
- Maybe started sucking his/her thumb
- You must be noticing a sudden decline in some of the symptoms of the first trimester. However, nausea and fatigue may stick around longer in some cases.
- You may not be bothered by tender breasts, even though they will keep growing in size in the next few weeks and months.
Your fetus can grow up to 3 and a half inches and weighs around 2 ounces. You may have noticed a big change since 11th week when it weighed only half an ounce. You can see the movement in the chest area with an ultrasound. Her feet and hands might be moving now and a lot of movements might be reflex.
All the nutrients, vitamins, and calories your baby will be getting are from placenta. From the 14th week, constipation is very common. The hormones that relieve abdominal muscles also relieve the bowel muscles for uterine growth.