Twelfth week of pregnancy

Future child.

Height – 6-8 cm, weight – 14-19 gr.

For a day your baby grows by about 1.8 mm and adds 1.4 grams in weight. The volume of amniotic (amniotic fluid) at this term of pregnancy is on average 50 ml. This fluid is similar in composition to blood plasma, in which the protein content is understated. The placenta weighs about 20 g.

From this week you can hear the heartbeat of your baby with a special device – Doppler. For this purpose, special sensors are attached to the maternal tummy, which transmit signals to the device, and amplify the sound. The heartbeat and movement of your child produce completely futuristic musical symphonies. The pulse of the baby is 130-150 beats per minute.

Your child’s brain is quite similar to the adult’s brain, only small. The backbone is completely formed, the spinal cord, important changes occur in the skeleton – bone substance is formed. The kid makes the first respiratory movements, and on his body appear the rudiments of hair – the so-called pushkovye hair.

Soft and colorless fluff grows in boys and girls, especially around the eyebrows, eyelashes, around the mouth. The baby’s liver produces bile, which later will help him digest food fats.

Experienced doctors can determine the sex of the child according to ultrasound. The probability of an error is not excluded, especially if at the moment when you lie at the device, your child decides to turn to the sensor ass.

Some babies managed to hide in this way until the last weeks of pregnancy. True, many doctors can establish the sex of the child by indirect signs, for example, the length of the thigh in boys is usually less than that of girls.

Intestine no longer falls into the umbilical cord, it is able to digest glucose and sugar. Yes, and the little man now learned to swallow and, consequently, hiccup. Very soon, mom will feel all the strength of the baby’s movements and a funny sensation from his hiccups.

Reflexive grasping is added to the reflex opening of the mouth. Sensitive are the heels of the baby. And from the fingers on the hand the child can build a cam.

The muscles are not yet very developed and on the ultrasound the kid looks skinny – as if the bones were immediately put on a transparent skin through which the blood vessels show through. But the kid continues to actively train, move in different directions, for which he begins to use the vestibular apparatus. It’s no joke to turn around in all directions!

Future Mom.

We congratulate you, the morning toxicosis has come to an end. In any case, this week he must significantly retreat. Weight gain of 1.2 to 2 kg is considered the norm. Do not worry if you have exceeded the norm: each organism reacts individually. However, try not to load your stomach with sweet and flour.

Some women lose weight. This can be explained by both strong toxicosis and vice versa, the harmonization of the metabolism, especially if the woman was overweight before pregnancy. By the 40th week, all the same, they get fat, so do not worry too much about the set or shortage of weight, if you have no other complaints.

The volume of blood continuously increases and your heart starts to beat more often to distil it. The uterus is already noticeably enlarged (plus 10 cm). You can feel it if you gently feel your abdomen above the pubic bones. By the end of pregnancy, it will increase in volume to 5-10 liters, and in weight from 70 to 1100 gr.

The chest swells and sometimes even aches a bit, the waist also rang out. It’s time to choose your clothes for the next three to four months of pregnancy. The offers on the market are quite diverse and every woman can find something for her. Usually, when choosing, they are guided by the times of the year, during which pregnancy falls.

Some women have time to wear clothes only one season (for example, winter), some fall into two or even three seasons (winter, spring, summer). We advise you to choose clothes of a free cut, which does not press in the waist.It is good to have a pair of trousers, four blouses, a dress or a sarafan.

Do not forget to buy something beautiful, because you will go out to parties, parties or to the theater. The bra select a well-supporting and non-squeezing chest, it helps from the vascular net and helps to keep the breast shape.

Female motorists should know that it is time to fasten the seat belt in a special gentle way so that in the event of an accident, do not damage the child. The lower belt should go between the abdomen and the thighs, and the upper one – above the abdomen. Adjust its tension so that the shoulders do not cut or crawl during the ride.

And in conclusion about some legal issues.

1) By law, if you register before the 12th week of pregnancy, you are entitled to a one-time payment in the form of encouragement. You will receive them along with the maternity allowance. In order to receive money, you need to take the appropriate certificate from the women’s consultation.

2) With the introduction of the system of birth certificates, in order to get it you need to register with a women’s consultation (LC) at your place of residence, pay attention – at the place of residence! Even if you are going to give birth on a fee and in a special clinic, it is advisable to register in your LC and occasionally there to appear just for the sake of obtaining a certificate.

There are two magic leaves in it that guarantee pediatric supervision of a newborn before reaching 1 year of age. These leaves are required in children’s clinics when the baby is put on the register. If they are not, you may have problems that are completely unnecessary (you already have a tense moment of adaptation to life with the child, sleepless nights and other joys).

At present, people living with HIV do not tend to issue a birth certificate, even if you are still pregnant (for example, at 36-39 weeks), but did not register and did not have at least a trimester at least.

Maybe in the coming years this situation will change, but in any case, we advise you to clarify the issue of the necessary securities in advance, while you are still able to go through the instances. In case of questions and disagreements with health workers, we recommend using the hotline of the Federal Service for Supervision of Health and Social Development.

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