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Pregnancy week by week: What to expect at week 12

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At week 12, you are in your third month and almost at the end of your first trimester. Your baby can open and close her hands and curl his toes this week. At this point, the arms and legs are still moving together.

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Fetal development at week 12

1 Heartbeat

This week is when your doctor finds a fetal heartbeat electronically. The normal fetal heart rate ranges from 110 to 160 beats per minute at 12 weeks, which is double the mother's heart rate. At this stage of pregnancy, an ultrasound scan will reveal all of the information and if you can't detect a heartbeat, it means you are a week early.

2 Digestive system

At 12 weeks, the baby's digestive system is still developing and does not perform any major activities. Although the newborn receives all of its nutrients from the mother through the umbilical cord and the placenta.

Changes in the mother at 12 weeks

1 A growing belly

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At week 12 Your baby bump will begin to show and you might have an increased waistline and a round belly. However, for some women, it may start to appear around the 13th or 14th week.

2 Dizziness and headaches

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Dizziness and headaches are common at the end of the first trimester or in the 12th week of pregnancy for most women. It could be the result of eye strain or stress.

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