In this week, your baby’s growth has doubled and may have reached a height of 1.5 cm. Arms, hands, legs and toes begin to form. As your baby develops, your body also starts to change.
Your uterus has doubled in size. This growth can cause abdominal cramps, and you may feel like you are in puberty. Nausea and vomiting, or “morning sickness”, may continue. In fact, In the first 3 months of pregnancy, this is quite normal and can last for up to 14 weeks of your pregnancy (or longer in some cases).
Currently, you have 10% more blood in your body compared with the pre-pregnancy period. At the end of your pregnancy, to meet the needs of your fully developed baby, you will have between 40–45% more blood than usual in your veins.