Month 3 (weeks 9-12) | Fit Pregnancy

Month 3 (weeks 9-12)

Your Body

By the end of this month, the embryo measures about 1 inch from head to buttocks, the size of a large olive. Features are distinctly human: Bones, fingers and eyelids have developed; ears, the upper lip and tip of the nose become recognizable.

Your Mood

Fear and excitement grow along with your belly. If you're super body-conscious, it may feel strange to have a little pooch, but remember: You're not fat, you're pregnant!

Your Baby

Your baby's embryonic "tail" has disappeared and you're now officially carrying a fetus. The size of a large goldfish (with a disproportionately large head), your baby weighs 1 ounce and measures about 3 inches from head to buttocks. Most organs are operating, and by the end of this month recognizable external genitalia will develop.

Tips (For Months 1-4)

Month 1 (weeks 1-4)

Month 2 (weeks 5-8)

Month 3 (weeks 9-12)

Month 4 (weeks 13-16)

Month 5 (weeks 17-20)

Month 6 (weeks 21-24)

Month 7 (weeks 25-28)

Month 8 (weeks 29-32)

Month 9 & 10 (weeks 33-40)

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