The baby growing in your 12 week pregnant belly is now around 6 centimetres long and weighs about 30 grams. The face continues to take shape, and nails appear on the fingers and toes, as you will notice in your 12 week sonogram. During the 12 week ultrasound, you will see the baby’s organs, limbs, muscles, and bones are all fully developed.
Your uterus starts to shift northwards in your pelvis in the week 12 pregnancy, and you may get the beginnings of a baby bump, especially if this is not your first pregnancy. Many women also experience a surge of progesterone and estrogen. As a result, pregnancy symptoms at 12 weeks may include enlarging of the breasts.
Your vision may also become blurry at 12 weeks pregnant. The reason is that the extra fluid your body retains during pregnancy can slightly distort your sight. After your baby is born, your eyesight should return to normal. But, in the meantime, it is important to be careful when driving.
As you near the end of the first trimester in week 12 pregnancy, now is the ideal time to break the news to your boss and any friends or family members who you have not yet told the exciting news.
Given the expansion of your breasts, you may want to go shopping for a larger bra size. Choose a comfortable bra that feels less restrictive than the smaller one you wore prior to becoming pregnant.
If you get a negative reaction to your pregnancy news, try not to let it upset you. The news of someone else’s pregnancy can be confronting to friends or colleagues who may be trying to get pregnant themselves or have recently suffered a loss.
To get a clearer view on the 12 weeks sonogram of your baby, drink a pint of water prior to the appointment. It is good to have someone with you at the 12 week ultrasound, such as your partner, parent, or friend, for support.
For some women with a 12 weeks pregnant belly, the baby’s sex is fairly easy to tell via the ultrasound technician. However, for most soon-to-be moms getting a 12 week ultrasound gender may not be obvious, and they must patiently wait to see the differences on the sonogram in future weeks. You must decide before going into the appointment whether you want to know if it is a boy or girl ultrasound at 12 weeks or whether you would rather have the gender be a surprise when the baby is born.