Baby is now the size of a jujube fruit (বরই) (30mm or one whole inch) and is growing at a rate of about a millimeter every day. The little tail has almost disappeared and your baby now has very distinct human features. You can’t feel any movements yet but your little one is wiggling her fingers and toes.
This week onwards your baby can officially be called a foetus( ভ্রুণ গর্ভস্থ সন্তান ). The heart has chambers and the lungs have developed a connection with the throat. Tiny bones have begun to ossify (have calcium deposits so they start to look like real bones). The head, with the rapidly growing brain, forms almost half of your little one’s height and weight!
By now you have missed your second period and you are well aware of your pregnancy. You still haven’t gained much weight, a lot of women notice that they have lost some, but certain parts of your body are growing. If you think the summer or hot weather is being extra harsh on you, its actually the increase in your blood volume. Find out what you can do to fight the heat.
If you are not getting enough sleep, afternoon naps can be helpful. Feeling tired is quite normal and its OK to give up to it. The nightmares can get worse and you will find yourself easily irritated. Find out more about common sleep problems.
There may be cramps in your lower abdomen, which is your muscles strengthening themselves. There may also be slight bleeding around the 6th to 8th week. Any bleeding must be considered as an emergency and you must go to a doctor. What are the other danger signs?
"I found it really tiring going to work by bus or rickshaw so my husband gave me a lift very early. He'd drop me off at 7.30 so I went for a light walk and had breakfast before I started work and made sure I had plenty of early nights. I felt brilliant." - Do you have a tip you'd like to share?
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Things to think about
Make sure you eat a balanced healthy diet and you should be completely aware of what should you eat so that your baby gets all the nutrients that it needs to grow. Even if you don’t feel like eating them, some foods are good for you. You should, however, avoid certain foods which may cause harm to your baby or cause infection. With your baby growing bones, you need to have enough calcium in your diet. Ask Maya Apa if you have any doubts of a food or medication that you want to take.