Pregnancy Week 13
Summary | Pregnancy week by week 13
Week 13 of your pregnancy marks the end of the first trimester of your pregnancy. A baby at this stage is usually large as a lemon; 2 inches long and weighs about 0.80 ounces. The growth in size can cause you to develop stretch marks and have skin irritations however, on the upside you should be able to tell the gender of your baby via an ultrasound.
With an ultrasound both sexes can be identified but you can tell it’s a boy faster than a girl because the penis usually sticks out . However, if you’re looking for an alternate method for a gender reveal the Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is usually an available option but it comes with price tag and it’s more intrusive.
Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms
During week 13 of your 40 week pregnancy, you would have most likely experienced at least three symptoms mentioned below
- bloating, cramping, or spotting
- tiredness or fatigue
- irritability or mood swings
- nausea with or without vomiting
- frequent urination
- breast changes including tenderness, swelling, or tingling feeling, or noticeable blue veins
- raised basal body temperature
- mild pelvic cramping or discomfort without bleeding
- food cravings or aversions
- a heightened sense of smell
- metallic taste in the mouth
Share with us | What symptoms did you experienced during week 13 of your pregnancy?
During week 13 of your pregnancy see and hear the development of your baby via an ultrasound. We we have provided the below illustration to show your fetal development at week 13 of your pregnancy.
In week 13 you may have additional questions about this stage of your pregnancy like
- What’s happening at week 13 of your pregnancy?
- How should I feel at 13 weeks pregnant?
Note: If you don’t already have your personal obstetrician or gynecologist now is a good time to make an appointment with one that comes highly recommended.