You are now
You are now
Your baby now looks like a tiny newborn, with facial features becoming ever more defined. The skeleton continues to develop too, and the bones inside your baby's skull begin to harden - although 'soft spots' will remain well into toddlerhood.
See how your baby grows in our week by week image gallery.
Wow - where did that bump come from! By now, you'll have a clear and definite bump on show. You won't be able to keep your pregnancy a secret, unless you hide it with loose clothing (all the time). As you get bigger, you may need to take more care when bending or lifting anything heavy. You've probably already been told this, but make sure you bend from the knee, not from the waist!
How did your scan go? If you found you have a low-lying placenta, this doesn't mean it will stay that way. In the majority of cases, the growth of the womb changes things, so the placenta is no longer over the cervix. You'll probably have a scan later on to check.
Pregnancy health: piles (or haemorrhoids) are swollen veins around the back passage. They're common in pregnancy because pregnancy hormones make the veins relax. Piles can itch, feel sore and may bleed a little - especially after going to the loo. If you get piles, try to drink plenty of water and eat foods high in fibre. If your piles are particularly uncomfortable, you could ask your doctor, midwife or pharmacist for a suitable treatment. And don't worry, piles usually go away after delivery.
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