Guide to Being 12 Weeks Pregnant


What You Might Be Feeling
Week 12 doesn't mean those persistent pregnancy headaches are going anywhere anytime soon.
Week 12 doesn't mean those persistent pregnancy headaches are going anywhere anytime soon.
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Week 12 can be something of a turning point. In the final days of the first trimester (or the opening days of the second), your body is making some changes that can have you feeling, well, a little different.

For one thing, some symptoms might be starting to wane. You may find yourself feeling less nauseated and moody (due to altering hormone levels). And you may notice that you don't have to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes (because the uterus lifts up off the bladder as it starts getting bigger). At the same time, you may be aware of some new feelings, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • A disappearing waistline

… and some old ones that just won't go away, such as:

Yes, some women vomit the entire time (and not just in the morning). But even if that's you, take heart: What's happening inside your uterus right now will most likely ease (some of) the pain.

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