Stages Of Pregnancy
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This week of pregnancy your baby is about 1/4 of an inch in length (always measured crown-to-rump) and triples in size this week! Your baby is now starting to show recognizable physical features and is completely enclosed in the amniotic sac.

Your baby's brain is growing and developing distinct regions and his or her eyes and ears are beginning to form. Limb buds can also be seen at this point. Your baby's heart is now beating, which can be seen on ultrasound.

Changes in You:

Your uterus is growing larger and some women (especially women who have had previous pregnancies) notice their clothes getting a bit tighter around the waist this week. But if this is your first pregnancy, your abdomen might not have changed much.

You might have gained a few pounds by now, or even possibly lost weight if you've been nauseated & not eating well (or keeping food down well).

This week tends to bring on more nausea. Certain smells can make you queasy, so try to avoid foods or smells that seem to aggravate your nausea. Also, drink plenty of fluids and get an adequate amount of rest to help combat nausea. Another thing that really seems to help is avoid having your stomach completely empty or completely full, either can make nausea worse.