Your 12th week

      Your Baby

      Your baby’s heartbeat is about 120 to 160 beats per minute. His eyes are in the centre of the face and the ears are now in place. The first tooth buds will start forming, but it will only grow sometime after birth. Girls will start to develop the female genital. At 5 centimetres now, the foetus is about the size of a plum.

      Length 5 cm

      Your body

      Your favourite blouse pinches the neck and is tight at the bosom? This is due to the increased production of the thyroid gland during the hormonal changes which alters the activity and their size. This may also be the reason as to why you are irritated more frequently as of late. It is time to give yourself a treat and rest well.

      Our AptaAdvantage Tip

      The strong urge to urinate is due to the ongoing exchange of amniotic fluid, which is usually accompanied with constipation. This is to due to the hormone balance surrounding the intestines which reduces its activities. Food that are high in fibre (E.g. dried fruits) should be eaten more frequently. Do not forget to consume lots of fluid to bring the intestine back on track. 

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