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Your baby is putting on weight now. By the end of this week, your baby weighs about 300 grams and is around 20 centimetres long. Sensory development is well underway, with your baby's ability to taste, smell, hear, see and touch all developing in their specialised areas of the brain. Your baby also now sleeps and wakes at regular times and has started to exercise its lungs and practice breathing techniques in preparation for life in the outside world.
See how your baby grows in our week by week image gallery.
Almost all mums will feel their baby's movements this week. Some mums-to-be say it feels like trapped wind or a sort of fluttering, as if you've got a butterfly in your tummy. Later on, you'll feel proper kicking! Sex life ok? It can be tricky to maintain during pregnancy - for both of you. You'll sometimes be just too tired. Your partner may even worry about hurting the baby. If you are tired and don't fancy sex, don't miss out on cuddling and romance. But if you're feeling fruity - go for it! Sex during pregnancy won't harm your baby.
You'll probably have a routine antenatal appointment around now. Don't forget to make a list of questions, so they don't slip your mind. Put form MAT B1 on your list - you'll need it to prove you're pregnant when claiming benefits and maternity pay.
Read about how childbirth has changed over three generations of one family... more
Pregnancy tips: are you sitting comfortably? Good posture can help minimise pregnancy discomforts such as backache. When seated, make sure your lower back is supported by the back of your chair and keep your feet flat on the floor. Yoga is a fantastic way to learn correct posture - have you tried it yet?
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