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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.

Diet and Exercise When You’re Three Months Pregnant

Many women start to notice that their morning sickness subsides, making it easier to keep food down and boost your nutrient intake and your energy levels.

It’s as important as ever to focus on a nutritious pregnancy diet, including regular, small meals of protein, vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Stay hydrated with water, and stick to a maximum of 200 milligrams of caffeine per day (which is around two cups of instant coffee).

Your GP can give you personalised dietary advice. Pregnant women should avoid fish with high levels of mercury, as well as alcohol, unpasteurised cheese and milk, and processed meats. That goes for raw eggs too, unless they come with the Red Lion logo stamped on them (meaning the hens they come from have been vaccinated against salmonella). Be sure to thoroughly rinse fruits and vegetables very carefully before eating or preparing them.

You can also start or continue a healthy pregnancy exercise plan. If you're an exercise newbie, check in with your GP or midwife first, but exercises like prenatal yoga and swimming could be good, safe options.

Three Months Pregnant Quick List

  • Share your baby news: Towards the end of your three months, you might feel ready to share the news with family and friends. Think about who you want to tell, and how.
  • Make an appointment with your midwife. By the time you reach 12 weeks, you should have had your appointment to discuss your antenatal care. In this month, you will also be offered your first ultrasound scan.
  • Make maternity leave plans: Start thinking about how to discuss maternity leave at your workplace. Research your options, and think about your preferences. Have a plan in place for when you talk about it with your employer.
  • Pregnancy exercise: Before your tummy becomes very big, entering your second trimester is a great time to get moving. Speak to your doctor about safe and gentle exercise options that are suitable for you.
  • Bond with your bump: Your little one can hear muffled sounds such as the sound of your voice and your heartbeat, so start to bond with her by talking to and singing to your ‘bump’, or listening to your favourite music together.
  • Communicate with your partner: Pregnancy is a role and an experience that can be shared by both parents. Speak to your partner about ways in which they can help. This will help your partner feel more involved, and will take some of the load off of you, the mum-to-be.
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