You're 12 weeks pregnant

Find out about your baby at week 12 in your pregnancy

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  • How big is your baby?

    Your baby is now around 6.5cm long (around the size of a lime) and weighs between 14 - 20g.

    Now see how your baby is growing…

  • How is your baby growing?

    Her face is beginning to look a lot more human and her eyes have moved closer together on her head. She can open and close her lips and her neck is strong enough for her to be able to make neck movements.

    She’s moving her limbs around a lot, although you won’t feel this yet. She even clenches and unclenches her hands. She often holds her hands up near her face, which is known as the boxing position – for obvious reasons!

    Her vocal cords start to form in her larynx, but she needs air in order for her cords to vibrate and make sounds.

    Now see what is happening to your body…

  • What’s happening to your body?

    As your tummy grows you may find that you begin to get stretch marks on your skin. When it comes to stretch marks – you either get lucky (and avoid them) or you’re prone to getting them. You may be able to help prevent them or help them fade after pregnancy by massaging your growing bump and keeping the area moist with oils, creams or moisturisers. Make sure though, that any oils or creams you use are safe for use during pregnancy and don’t be tempted to use steroid creams such as hydrocortisone on the area.

    Learn more about what symptoms to expect this week and check out our week by week pregnancy guide...

    Find out how your baby developed in week 11 and how your baby will continue to grow in week 13 of your pregnancy…