Work that pelvic floor!
Preparing the muscles in your lower body will help prevent problems with incontinence after your baby arrives. Why not do a set of pelvic floor exercises every time you drink a glass of water or a cup of tea?
Your baby now has his own unique set of fingerprints!
Your midwife may be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat from 14 weeks. She’ll do this with a sonicaid, a small device that is placed on your tummy. Hearing your baby’s heartbeat for the first time is often quite a special moment in a pregnancy.
Morning sickness will hopefully have disappeared, though it may last longer for some women.
Your bump may be starting to show, although this varies between women.
Many women feel relieved to be past week 12, and feel they have more energy. Enjoy the next few months.
Things to do
You don’t need to ‘eat for two’ but you do need to eat food that is good for you and your baby.
Drink plenty of water to keep you and your baby hydrated. Read our information on diet and nutrition in pregnancy.
Start practising pelvic floor exercises.
Check out what benefits you are entitled to now and after the baby is born – your midwife should be able to point you in the right direction.
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