Pregnancy Week 12

The baby is at 9 weeks gestation and is about 5 cm (almost 2 inches) long. By the end of the first trimester, the fetus really looks like a little baby! Your baby has advanced to the stage that its brain can transmit messages.

Advice for Mom

If you’re pregnant and working, learn your rights now. What maternity benefits are available? Job security? Unfortunately, some employers will still try to take advantage of you.

Make sure you are getting enough rest. Listen to your body and slow down when you are tired. Reduce the risk of bladder infections by getting Vitamin C, urinating frequently, and drinking eight glasses of water daily. Remember, aspirin, prescription medication and even excessive vitamins can be harmful: ask your doctor before taking anything.

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