Your baby is growing at an amazing rate-about a millimetre every day- and is now the size of a large raspberry.
The lips, nose, eyelids, legs and back are all taking shape and the heart is beating 150 times a minute (twice as fast as the mother’s). The baby is now starting to move on its own although you won’t be able to feel it yet. Despite the small size of the baby, your clothes may start to feel a little tight around the tummy and you might need a bigger bra.
You many also be experiencing morning sickness (nausea and vomiting which can occur at any time of the day). The best way to deal with this is to try to eat little and often. Foods containing ginger can also help.
Other symptoms include bloating, constipation and flatulence. Hormones called relaxin and progesterone are released during pregnancy to relax the muscles in your body including those in your digestive system. This causes food to move along more slowly and sometimes leads to indigestion and gassiness. The same hormones may also cause you to swell as they slow down your metabolism. Try to drink lots of fluid and follow a healthy diet including plenty of fibre to avoid constipation and help ease that bloated feeling.