13th week of pregnancy
What you need to know about the 13th week
If you have been feeling nauseous and tired for so long (Morning Sickness), you will usually start to feel a little better by 13 to 14 weeks.
Many people’s desire for sexual intercourse may increase at this time This may be due to hormonal differences during pregnancy and increased blood flow from the waist to the genitals and buttocks. In many cases this does not happen again and that too is very normal.
As the size of the uterus increases, so does the size of your abdomen (Baby bump). Frequent urination is required in early pregnancy due to pressure on the growing uterine bladder (this part of the body collects urine). However, by the time the 13th week approaches, this problem is usually no longer present.
Tell your doctor if you feel pain while urinating. This pain can be caused by a urinary tract infection The incidence of urinary tract infections increases during pregnancy. If left untreated, it can spread the infection to the kidneys. So it is necessary to take immediate action.
15 possible symptoms of 13th week:
- Swelling or bleeding gums,
- Feeling of tightness or pain in the muscles around the abdomen as it grows,
- In some cases mild bleeding from the nose,
- Flatulence and constipation,
- Indigestion and heartburn ,
- Chest pain when pressed,
- Leg pain,
- Feeling uncomfortable or shortness of breath in mild or slightly hot weather,
- Watery or swollen limbs,
- Urinary tract infections,
- Vaginal infections
- Spots on the skin of the face or other parts of the body
- In many cases, the hair on the head becomes thicker and blacker than before.
Also some of the symptoms of the past weeks may remain this week, such as morning sickness, mood swings, etc.
Things to look out for
- Pain in the teeth and gums during pregnancy or bleeding gums are very common during pregnancy. So at this time you need to be aware of the health of teeth and gums and take regular care.
- If you have twins, you will need extra care and attention. Talk to your doctor about this and find out the details
- Whooping cough can be vaccinated during 18-32 weeks of pregnancy Be sure to talk to your doctor about this.
- Be aware of gestational diabetes or gestational diabetes. If necessary, take the prescribed tests.
How the fetus is growing this week
At this time the weight of the fetus is usually about 25 grams.
Inside the baby’s body, the ovary (in the case of a girl child) or the testicles (in the case of a boy child) are fully formed. The genitals begin to form on the outside of the body. The ovaries and testicles play an important role in a variety of functions, including hormone production during adolescence and future childbirth.
Inside the womb, the swollen area between the baby’s legs for so long now forms the penis (in the case of a boy) or a part of the female genitalia (in the case of a girl) called the clitoris. However, ultrasound scans still do not reveal the sex of the baby, that is, whether the baby is actually a boy or a girl.