Your baby finally qualifies as a foetus. The foetal period lasts until birth and is a time when the organs, muscles and systems begin to function.
Your baby's progress:
- Your baby weighs about seven grams.
- The baby’s head is about twice its length.
- Irises start to develop.
- Fingernails start to form.
- Hair starts to grow.
- In girls the clitoris and labia are complete.
- Liver, intestines, brain and lungs start to function independently.
- Placental function becomes established.
- Your uterus is about the size of a grapefruit.
- You may be having headaches. If it's not caused by hypertension, it can be relieved with mild analgesics.
- Your appetite may have increased as the nausea decreases.
What to do:
- Visit your doctor for a check-up. He doctor may perform an NT (nuchal fold thickness) scan and blood tests to detect Down’s syndrome and other abnormalities.
Good to know:
- Avoid gassy cold
drinks, especially artificially sweetened ones. Soft drinks that contain gas
can make you feel nauseous and bloated, while artificial sweeteners may be
harmful for your baby.