12 Weeks Pregnant

12 Weeks Pregnant

Your Baby is the Size of a Plum

Although it will still be a while before you feel it, your baby now has begun to develop reflexive responses. Also, the organs and body parts are all accounted for, at this point it becomes less about forming and all about developing. Case in point, the digestive system. The fetus' body is practicing for the digestive movements our bodies are well accustomed to by now. The bone marrow is making white blood cells too, which are crucial to fighting off potential infections.

Your Pregnancy

Many women experience heartburn for the first time during pregnancy, and it is caused by the placenta producing progesterone, which relaxes the valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus.


You baby's intestines actually grow so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord. But by about now, they move back inside the abdomen.

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