Week 13 pregnancy symptoms

Find out what symptoms to expect in week 13 of your pregnancy

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  • Your pregnant body

    You may have discovered some surprises at your dating scan, such as finding out you’re not expecting one but two little babies. Discovering you’re having twins (or more) can be a big shock and it’s likely to take a few weeks to get your head around everything.

    Alternatively, you may be facing diagnostic tests, such as an amniocentesis, following your scan. Make sure you do lots of talking with your partner at this stage, so that you can share any fears and know what questions to ask your midwife or doctor.

    One thing you might not expect from pregnancy (although you should know by now that anything can happen during this fabulous 9 month journey) is the sudden urge to fart – a lot. Windiness is a common symptom, due to the increase of the hormone progesterone, which can make digestion sluggish and lead to wind, bloating and constipation.

    Now find out what you should do this week…

  • What should you be doing this week?

    A really fun and creative activity is to make a belly album. All you have to do is take a weekly photo of your gloriously expanding tum and pop it in a new photo album. Shoot the photo in the same place in the house each week, so you can really see yourself grow. You’ll love looking back at your belly in years to come, thinking ‘Wow, was I really that big!”

    To avoid the urge to fart, steering clear of certain foods could help, for example, beans, broccoli and cabbage. Also remember not to eat too quickly, as if you swallow air, this can make the urges worse!

    Learn more about how your baby's developing with 13 weeks pregnant in pictures and check out our week by week pregnancy guide.

    Find out what symptoms you had in week 12 and also what to expect in week 14 of your pregnancy.

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