Your Baby's Development
Now weighing about 3 pounds (1,400 grams) and measuring
about 10.8 inches (27 cm) from crown to rump, your baby continues to gain weight
and add layers of fat. This fat makes the baby look less wrinkly and will help provide
warmth after birth.
To prepare for breathing after birth, your baby will mimic breathing movements
by repeatedly moving the diaphragm. Your baby can even get hiccups, which you may
feel as rhythmic twitches in your uterus.
Constipation is a common complaint of pregnancy.
Pregnancy hormones slow the digestive process considerably. Exercising
regularly and eating high-fiber foods, like vegetables and whole grains, are great
ways to keep everything regular.
PREGNANCY CALENDAR: A week-by-week
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3