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You are now
If your baby is going to have dark hair, the cells which colour it start to produce their colour about now. The amniotic fluid remains at a constant temperature, half a degree higher than your own body temperature - keeping your baby nice and warm. Your baby may also be able to hear its first sounds like your heartbeat and your voice. So start talking to your baby - if you haven't already!
See how your baby grows in our week by week image gallery.
You may be starting to feel a sense of wellbeing about now, (although this doesn't happen to everyone). If you're blooming, enjoy it. Your skin may be changing and showing some pigmentation. A dark line may appear down the centre of your tummy (called the linea nigra), and your nipples may darken too - especially noticeable if you have olive or dark skin. This is nothing to worry about and disappears after pregnancy. Constipated? Lots of mums-to-be experience it during pregnancy. The best way to help move things along is to drink plenty of fluids and eat loads of fruit and veg. Your mum was right - prunes are good too!
Your relationship: feeling sexy? Surprisingly, quite a lot of women get more than their mojo back in pregnancy. It's partly thanks to higher hormone levels making the breasts and vagina more sensitive, which can help you reach orgasm more easily - making sex better than ever.
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