Pregnancy is a beautiful journey. Week after week you’re getting closer and closer to meeting the little angel that you’re turning food into. As your anticipation grows, so does your little one. And every week is different!
In our Pregnancy Week by Week series, we’ve been analyzing all the changes both you and your little one go through as you head towards your due date. We’ve also been highlighting tips and useful information that you can use to ensure you have the smoothest experience possible over these weeks.
This guide is going to cover weeks 13 to 16. Wondering when you are due? Well, your due date is estimated to be 40 weeks from your last day of menstruation. However, this is only an estimate. A healthy baby can be born anywhere between 38 to 42 weeks after your last period.
Before we get into weeks 13 to 16, we also need to clarify what weeks each trimester falls into. A pregnancy term is divided into 3 trimesters. The first trimester lasts from week 1 to 13. The second trimester then starts from week 14 to 27. Finally, the third trimester goes from week 28 to 42, or all the way to your delivery date.
Here is a loot at weeks 13 to 16, including what to expect for your baby, what to expect for you, and what to do over this period.