Your Baby’s Development:
Your baby is a whopping five to six inches long now and he or she looks just like a baby should, but smaller. He or she may start yawning this week, and if you are lucky, you might be able to catch it during your upcoming ultrasound appointment. His or her nervous system starts developing quickly this week and this will continue throughout the rest of your pregnancy.
What You Should Expect:
This week marks a very special occasion for some women: The first time they feel their babies move, although, it is not uncommon to confuse this rolling or “tickling” movement with digestion or gas at this point. Soon enough, you will be able to distinguish between the two. Your baby’s movements aren’t the only thing you’ll be feeling this week though. In addition, you’ll also notice aches in your lower back and legs as your uterus continues to grow and your posture shifts.
Related Content: Spotting in Early Pregnancy
There are many changes that happen to the body during a normal pregnancy. A first time experience with something like spotting or light bleeding during pregnancy can wreak havoc on the expectant mother’s nerves. Spotting in early pregnancy is a good example of something that can be entirely normal as part of pregnancy in the first stages. Yet, spotting can also be a sign of a problem. It is important to understand when everything is likely fine, when a doctor should be called or when an emergency is in progress.