Hello, baby bump!
Congrats, you've made it through your first trimester! Now starting the second trimester, the risk of miscarriage is far less than earlier in pregnancy. The second trimester will see the see early pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness and fatigue subside. On the upside also is the fact that you may now see an improvement in your lessened libido around this time.
It is common to announce the pregnancy after the first trimester as this is when most women start showing (if you are having twins, you will start showing much earlier).
Your baby is now the size of a...
Lemon or is about 2.9 inches long.
Although baby still has very jerky movements she can slowly get her thumb to her mouth and you may see her with her thumb in her mouth during your scan. Right now your baby’s head will account for roughly 1 third of her overall length giving her an alien-like appearance, this will balance out before birth.
She will now have fingerprints on her tiny little fingertips, her organs will be visible through her thin skin and she will have millions of eggs in her little ovaries. Her eyes will be closed as they are now fused together to protect them whilst they continue to develop.
Pregnancy symptoms at 13 weeks
Visible veins, increased energy and increased sex drive.
Tips and advice for pregnancy at 13 weeks
Birth is still months away, but your breasts may have already started making colostrum, the nutrient-rich fluid that feeds your baby for the first few days after birth before your milk starts to flow. If you haven’t already, start taking your prenatal vitamins, such as folic acid, zinc, iron, and calcium, which are necessary for growth and development.
You need only 300 or so extra calories a day when you're pregnant. Make those calories count: Skip the junk food and have a glass of milk and a couple of slices of whole-wheat toast instead.