Thursday, August 30, 2012

12 to 20 weeks pregnant

12 to 16 weeks of pregnancy: Find out about antenatal education.      
Start to think about how you want to feed your baby.
Make sure you are wearing a supportive bra. Your breasts will probably increase in size during pregnancy so you need to make sure you are wearing the right sized bra.
If you have been feeling sick and tired, you will probably start to feel better around this time.
At 14 weeks, your baby‘s heartbeat is strong and can be heard using an ultrasound detector.
Your pregnancy may just be beginning to show. This varies a lot from woman to woman.
16 to 20 weeks pregnant  
You may start to feel your baby move.
Your tummy will begin to get bigger and you will need looser clothes.
You may feel a surge of energy.
Try to do your pregnancy exercises regularly.
Your midwife or doctor should:
 review, discuss and record the results of any screening tests
 measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein
consider an iron supplement if you are anemic.
Your midwife or doctor should give you information about the anomaly scan you will be offered at 18–20 weeks and answer any questions you have.
Your baby is now growing quickly. Their face becomes much more defined and their hair, eyebrows and eyelashes are beginning to grow.
Ask your doctor or midwife to let you hear your baby’s heartbeat.

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