Updated 21 November 2014

Week 13: 27 weeks to go!

Welcome to the second trimester. Here is what might be happening to you and the little one.

Welcome to your second trimester!

What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby now weighs about 28 grams.
  • The length of your baby is about 9cm.
  • The vocal cords start forming.
  • The pancreas is now formed and functioning and even secreting insulin.
  • The intestines are now starting to move from the umbilical cord to the stomach.
  • The villi are beginning to form in the intestines.
  • Eyes move closer together.

What is happening to you:

  • There is now less chance of a miscarriage,so you can begin to enjoy your pregnancy.
  • You will feel less fatigued because the major task of organ development is nearly complete.
  • Your spirits will lift and you may feel on top of the world.

What to do:

  • If you are still feeling tired, make sure that you rest enough.
  • Remember to go for your 11-13 week check-up (see Week 11).


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