2 months and 3 weeks
29 more weeks to go
You are nearing the end of your first trimester! Woo hoo! Your uterus is the size of a big orange and is beginning its journey northwards from bottom of your pelvis to a front-and-center position in your abdomen. Your constant urge to urinate will also diminish as the uterus moves up. Time to start preparing to celebrate the farewell of other early pregnancy symptoms: nausea, tender breasts and sore nipples, food aversions and fatigue. If you have a slim body-frame, you might start showing.
द्वितीय शीतोष्मानिलैरभिप्रपच्यमानानां महाभूतानां संघातो घनः संजायते, यदि पिण्डः पुमान, स्त्री चेत पेशी नपुंसकं चेदर्बुदमिति॥ (सुश्रुत शारीरस्थान)
Ayurveda says the accumulated mahabhutas in 1 st month get processed by the combined effect of sheeta-ushma-anila and become Ghana (solid).
Your baby-to-be’s ears have moved closer to both sides of his little head. Where they will be all his life!
That web-like look of the fingers and toes is going away and the fingers and toes are separating. Fingernail and toenail beds are also beginning to develop. A fine layer of skin has been forming over your baby's body. Another layer is forming now that will become the baby’s fingernails and toenails this week.
Your baby's head is quite huge and is about half the length of their body. The curled up body is getting longer and straighter. If you are lucky, the first signs of breathing movements can be seen on the ultrasound.
The eyelids close and fuse together this week. They will remain closed till late in pregnancy. Inside that tiny mouth, taste buds are developing. The eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are shaping up nicely making the baby look human.
Open nasal passages can be spotted on the tip of his tiny nose. A little tongue and palate has formed in the mouth.
hCG, the pregnancy is sending more blood flow to the pelvic area and kidneys making you pee more often. But, don’t reduce your water intake. You really need lots of it. Don’t have caffeine since that will make the situation worse.
The feeling of their nausea accompanied by vomiting is still persisting. Do manage it with eating small, frequent meals and calming the tummy with soothing foods. This should go away by weeks 12 to 14.
The demand for blood has increased and which can lead to dizziness and faintness. Whenever you feel dizzy, try to lie down or at least, elevate your feet above the level of your heart to increase blood pressure throughout your body. You can also sit and put your head between your knees and breathe deeply.
The progesterone in your body has caused your gastrointestinal tract to relax, which slows digestion. You might feel expanded and bloated. Incorporate spices like turmeric, cumin, fennel seeds, coriander, and hing (asafetida) in your diet. Avoid drinking chilled water since that slows the ‘agni’ and digestion.
The breast tissue is growing and the hormones are causing tenderness. Use a cold pack on it if too much. A warm showr also helps. Reduced salt intake and a low-fat diet are good lifestyle choices to reduce this symptom.
Balancing vata dosha
The vata dosha needs more attention during pregnancy, as it affects the energy of the nervous system.
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During 11 to 13 weeks of pregnancy, blood pressure check and weight check are done. The doctor will tell you that gaining more than 11 to 16 kg is recommended if your BMI is normal (pregnancy BMI - 18.5 to 24.9).
Generally, iron and calcium supplements will also be started between 11 to 13 weeks.
The ultrasound scan called Nuchal Translucency (NT) scan is the most important part during the 11 to 13 weeks check up timeline. The nuchal translucency scan measures the thickness of this fluid to assess the risk of Down's syndrome. The scan checks the thickness of your baby's nuchal fold, a fold of skin on the back of your baby's neck.
Increased thickness might indicate a chromosomal abnormality, but it doesn't tell you that your baby has, or doesn't have an abnormality. The results will tell you if your baby is at high risk or low risk of chromosomal abnormality in comparison to the general population.
In case the pregnancy dating scan wasn’t done during your first visit, this pregnancy ultrasound scan can be used to accurately calculate the due date and to tell you if you are carrying more than one baby.
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With your appetite returning, it is important to include foods that are super-high in nutritional value. Almonds are MASSIVE store-houses of vitamins, manganese and magnesium. Sesame seeds have huge reserves of calcium, magnesium and zinc. What’s better than a sweet treat? Just don’t have too much in a day!
Almond and Sesame Pinni
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You will feel tightness around your belly. There isn’t a proper baby bump yet and when it forms, it will depend on your specific body shape and size, and may also depend on the shape of your uterus.
Your baby is starting to stretch out, is jumping, even doing somersaults and kicking. But, you won’t feel anything in week 11 since he is really tiny. Be patient, mums, give it some more weeks!
If you are really thin or have had a previous pregnancy, you will be able to notice vibrations or flutters at 13 weeks.
It is perfectly normal and a sign that your morning sickness is going away! Your body is building an appetite to nourish your body and your baby.
But, watch what you eat. Focus on calorie-dense foods. You need to space out your weight by choosing the most nutritious foods during pregnancy and eliminating the junk.
At 11 weeks of pregnancy, your lower abdomen is probably just starting to protrude a bit too — though others may not notice it yet.
It's okay to drink a glass of wine when you're pregnant.
No amount of wine during pregnancy is safe.
The earliest connection between a mother and child is made after a fertilized egg transforms into cells that form the embryo and the placenta, an organ that provides oxygen and nutrients from the mother to a growing foetus.
The molecular connection between a mother and child has a remarkable impact on babies to reach their developmental potential.
सत्त्ववैशेष्यकराणि पुनस्तेषां तेषां
श्रुतयश्चाभीक्ष्णं स्वोचितं च कर्म
As per Ayurveda, one can start talking to the baby right from the day of conception as the foetus and mother’s mind are connected. No need to wait till the baby develops ears or matures her auditory senses.
The iMumz app has many guided talk-to-baby exercises which help pregnant women to connect with their little unborn babies.
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