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At three months pregnant, you’re at the end of the first trimester.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms at Three Months Pregnant

When you are three months pregnant, some of the pregnancy symptoms you might notice are pleasant and welcome, while others are quite challenging. Remember, all of these symptoms are normal during pregnancy, but you may not experience them all.

  • Increase in vaginal discharge
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Sore breasts
  • Changes in skin pigmentation.

Three Months Pregnant: Changes Inside and Out

Fetal development: When you’re three months pregnant, your little one develops facial features such as the mouth, tongue, and nose. The eyelids close over and won’t open for several months. The buds of the ears will grow into a more prominent ear shape. In addition to little fingers and toes, toenails will grow. Your little one may start to make small movements, though you won’t be able to feel these yet.

By the end of your three months of pregnancy, the organs, skeleton, and limbs will be in place. The placenta will have also formed and will provide nutrients to your little one over the rest of the pregnancy.

Changes to your body: It's possible that you might start to project a small baby bump this month, although women start to show at different times. This may relieve your need to urinate often as your womb moves upwards and stops pressing on your bladder. One of the pregnancy symptoms that’s typical when you’re towards the end of your three months of pregnancy is that as those bouts of nausea and morning sickness slowly start to subside and some women experience an increase in their libido either due to pregnancy hormones or increased blood flow to the pelvic area. Some women, on the other hand don’t, and that’s completely normal.

What Are the Pregnancy Months?

Pregnancies last nine months, right? Well, kind of. Pregnancies are typically about 40 weeks long, that’s around 280 days starting from the first day of your last menstrual period, and most women go into labour some point between 38 and 42 weeks. Also, sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the exact date of conception.

That’s why pregnancies are usually measured in weeks rather than months, and why you’ll hear references to ‘week 12’ or ‘week 32’ for example. You’ll also notice references to the ‘pregnancy trimesters’. The three pregnancy trimesters are:

So, how do you determine how many months pregnant you are? There are different ways of calculating this, but usually this is counted from the date of your last period.

Due date calculator: At one month pregnant, you’ll be eager to know when to expect your newborn, and the Pampers Due Date Calculator is a handy tool to give you an estimate. If you have irregular periods or you can’t remember the date of the first day of your last menstrual period, you can confirm how far along you are during with a dating scan. You’ll usually be offered this from 8 to 14 weeks.

One Month Pregnant Quick List

  • Find out if you’re pregnant: You can find out you’re pregnant by taking a home pregnancy test. You can take a pregnancy test from the first day you’ve missed your period, or if you have an irregular cycle, then take it 21 days after the last time you had unprotected sex.
  • Get a checkup: Head to your GP or book an appointment with a midwife, who’ll be able to confirm your pregnancy via tests, including measuring your levels of the hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Your doctor or midwife will also be able to give you guidance on the available pregnancy care services in your area, as well as talk to you about any appointments and checkups you’ll need to keep over the next nine months (or so).
  • Pregnancy nutrition: Speak to your midwife or doctor about healthy pregnancy nutrition and what pregnancy vitamins or supplements might be right for you.
  • Refocus on your health: Try to quit unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, and try to reduce stress.
  • Check in with your feelings: This is an emotional time. Some of this may be chalked up to changes in your hormone levels, which can make you feel more emotional, or you may feel a wave of feelings about your pregnancy. Talk to your GP or a midwife for some advice. Rest up, and speak to loved ones about how you are feeling.
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