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Guide to Being 13 Weeks Pregnant


What You Might Be Feeling
A little dizziness is to be expected in your second trimester as your dilated blood vessels cause a drop in pressure.
A little dizziness is to be expected in your second trimester as your dilated blood vessels cause a drop in pressure.
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Good news: If you're like most women, some of the most difficult parts of trimester one are either gone or on their way out. You're vomiting less, urinating less and feeling a bit more energized.

Unfortunately, you and heartburn (and/or general indigestion) might be getting to know each other really well, your waist is thickening, and your shoes might be starting to feel a little snug. Your hormones are telling your joints to loosen up in preparation for eventual delivery.

Other possible week 13 symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • A thin, cloudy vaginal discharge (it's helping to keep baby's environment safe from contaminants)
  • Constipation (hormones are causing your bowels to relax a bit, so contractions aren't as powerful)
  • Veins becoming more visible beneath the skin (from increased blood flow to baby)
  • Increased sex drive

And that's not even the half of it. There are a whole host of things going on that you can't feel at all …


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