Pregnancy week 13

Pregnancy calendar: week 13 of being pregnant - Your hormones should begin to settle and you?ll feel less emotionally unbalanced.

Nutrients from your blood are flowing into the baby via the placenta. Your placenta will also act as a substitute lung, liver and kidneys for your baby. You may feel faint if you skip a meal or have to stand up a lot. At this stage in your pregnancy it is advisable to avoid big meals and instead eat little and often. As your hormones settle you?ll feel less emotionally unbalanced. You may have gained up to about 5lb in weight.

Your baby

Your baby's neck has become longer and the head will now move up, which makes her look more human. The foetal bones are growing rapidly and the limbs are lengthening. Your baby's genital swelling becomes a penis or clitoris, so you may be able to tell your baby's sex in a few weeks time. Fingers and toes are separate and have the beginnings of nails. Ankles and wrists are formed and some hair may be growing.

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hi all, charbaybii's comment describes my current situation to a 'T'. feeling sick but no vomiting, in my first two pregnancies (2 boys), i was never sick and nausea was minimal. this time around tho i've been having severe nausea since the first couple of weeks. it's been getting to me but i hope this difference in symptoms means i'm having a girl! lol
by sekhetq 24th Dec 2013, 10:25am
Hi to all mums & mums to be I am 13 weeks pregnant today an have really bad morning sickness so to say, it's more feeling sick rather than actually being sick which is a pain really all day even night I've tried drinking plenty of water eating a biscuit before I get out of bed etc. But nothing works this is my 3rd pregnancy an with the others I was actually sick some ppl may say I'm lucky but believe me i would at this point actually rather be sick because at least after you have been sick you feel a little better this is not the case atm. I'm hoping it will soon diminish with me been 13 weeks now so I can enjoy the rest of my pregnancy. good luck to all you mothers!!!! xXx
by charbaybii 7th Feb 2011, 9:15am
Hi all mums to be im 13 weeks pregnant and one day had my first scan yesterday. was so excited and also nervous at same time. this is my second child iv been getting morning sickness from day one and still are just wish i would stop feeling sick.constantly got migraines but not aloud anything to get rid of them.i wish time would fly abit cant waite to have my baby and hold her or him in my arm for first time.i had a c section first time but think im having a natural birth this time im scared though,but it will be worth it xx
by scp 28th Jan 2011, 4:50pm
Hi all I'm 13 weeks and 3 days, got my first scan on Jan 4th 2011, and very nervous to see if I've made it this far with something growing, all my symptoms seemed to have disappeared about 3-4 weeks ago, and at first had very bad morning/night sickness, now nothing, so very paranoid, I have a very bloated stomach but I am extremely constipated!!!!! and in soooo much pain. any help and advise would be great, and good luck to all xxxx lucy (preg with 1st, had m/c last year, went for 12 week scan and no feotus ever grew, but sac did.)
by luandgary 5th Jan 2011, 9:23am
Hello other mothers-to-be, I am 13 weeks +1 day, am also feeling extremely tired and extremely emotional (have lost my mother a few weeks ago which is making this worse), but have not had any other symptoms like morning sickness, etc. I was very nervous as we had a miscarriage in the summer, but had the scan last week and all is well, thank goodness. This is our first baby and it's very exciting, glad we have something positive to look forward to. Will be watching One Born Every Minute when it's back on in January (10th)- if you haven't seen it before definitely watch- very emotional, informative and funny in parts.
Hope all your pregnancies/births go well, best of luck. xxx
by HelsBells75 31st Dec 2010, 9:29am
i also had my scan last week it was a good one as well i was really worried b4 i got there.Im 13 week and 1 day i cant believe how tied im feeling is anyone els the same?
by aishakhan1 17th Dec 2010, 4:35pm
I just wanna thank god for letting me make it this far. i have really been worried about having a miscarriage & i have had so many problems w/dis pregnancy. I'm so grateful for this opportunity,I'm so excited about becoming a mom : ) last week i saw my baby for the 1st time & heard da heartbeat made me cry ! i lovee dis & i just pray for a healthy baby , good luck to da rest of u moms too be : )
by rydah 9th Nov 2010, 5:06pm
i am in 12 weeks and i still feel nausea( some times very sever), pls tell how can it over come, doxinate is not working in my case. my blood pressure is 130 -70 from the starting of my pregnancy.
by snidu 22nd Sep 2010, 4:51pm
Hi all!! Congratulations!!! Im 13 Weeks And 3 Days Today With My 1st! I Had My 1ST Scan Last Week And The Woman Made Me Laugh Because She Said That The Baby Is Very Big!! Im Due On The 23rd Of December This Year And Im Really Excited Now!! Good Luck Every1!!
by R1993 12th Aug 2010, 9:21am
I am also 13 weeks pregnant and so so nervous. I have my scan next week. Although i am really worried. i feel a bit lost and not sure when i shoud be seeing a midwife etc. I have only seen her once, is this ok? I have chosen a hospital which is out of catchment. So i have to book apparently to see a midwife from the local hospital aswell but not sure when i should do this. has anyone else in the same boat?
by stuartsears 12th Aug 2010, 8:53am
Don't worry Weeziwoo, I think most people have the same worry.
I daren't look at my first scan, just looking at my partner and when I saw him smile realised it was safe to look!
My midwife was unable to detect a heartbeat as well, just remember s/he's still only tiny and sometimes they don't detect it until your 16 week appointment!
Good luck!
by Danni1991 11th Jun 2010, 5:21pm
Hello Everyone,

I am 13 weeks tomorrow, This is my first child and I have my 1st scan this week too. I just wanted to see if any other preganant ladies out there are feeling the same as me!!! I went to see my midwife for a check, and she was unable to detect a heatbeat, She said this was down to my dates been incorrect and I wasn't as far on as first thought! (obviously I have worried ever since) I am now really nervous about my scan, as I am thinking!! 'I hope there's a baby there' I know this sounds silly after having 2 positive tests but this is driving me crazy! I just hope my scan goes ok !!
by Weeziwoo 14th May 2010, 4:36pm
Hi all mums to be congratz. Im 13 weeks with my 4th child and I look about 5 months pregnant lol. I know you show quicker with the more you have but this time round im showing soooo much more,have my scan on tuesday so am praying there is only the one in there will let you all know. Take care
Also can anyone suggest names for me please coz my mind is totaly blank!!
by suetovey 11th Jan 2010, 4:16pm
Hi all, congrats!
I'm 13 weeks and 3 days with first pregnancy and have just started beng sick at night, Have felt sick occasionally before now and had alot of retching but not really being sick and now all of a sudden at night I keep being violently sick but as soon as it starts its over...has anyone else experienced this?
I am also a very very very worried mum to be, I cannot help worrying about miscarriage. I was so worried wating for my 12 week scan that I went priv ate at 9 weeks-all was well. All was well at 12 week scan too but the day after I go back to fear again. Will I be like this until baby is born or does it ever get any better?
by Caro1ine 30th Dec 2009, 10:02am
Hey Nikkijayden,
I will be 13 weeks on saturday. And im huge! This is also my second pregnancy and im showing so much quicker than last time!! Congratulations to all pregnant mummy's and Merry Christmas!! x
by roobaby 30th Dec 2009, 9:55am
congratulations to all. iam 13 weeks today and this is my second baby. have any second time mothers started to show yet? i have started to show alot sooner than with my 1st as i only started getting a bump at around 6 months with my son...
by nikkijayden 21st Dec 2009, 9:32am
Hi to all the beautiful mothers out there my name is Kelly, and tomorrow i will be 13 weeks . I'm waiting for my ultrasound which will be maybe today or tomorrow , my insurance was tripping but i got the ultrasound aproved about time . Well i'm what you call high risk i have high blood pressure are there any other mothers out there that have that in common with me? I have a 8 year old as well and i had high blood pressure with him as well so i'm trying to take it easy and relax.But it's kinda hard when you have a fiance who is always driving me mad!!! He so jealous and doesn't understand the feelings of a woman during pregnancy . My hormones are raging and i'm trying not to take anything out on him but, i think that if he loves me then he should understand the way i feel . It's not my fault and with my blood pressure you would think that he would try to comfort me and make sure i take it easy . No not him he seems to not understand nothing about hormones but i guess that is what happens when you date younger guys . I'm 31 and he is almost 24 . Well i can't wait till i'm futher along b-cuz it gets better i think the more you show and the movements are the best ! Well good luck to all you mothers and congrads to you on your new babies to come. We are creating life in us its a beautiful part that we as mothers will only be able to experience. God bless! I will love to chat with others out there..Kelly..
by BlondeDoll 18th Nov 2009, 9:26am
hi miss kellyexcitedfor1 you normally start to feel the bab move around 15/16 weeks so not long im 13 weeks too and excited my second Whooo xxxxx
by theogeorge 16th Nov 2009, 9:52am
hi im 13 weeks pregnant and i went for my scan 2day it was amazing he or she was moving around loads
by nickyice 26th Oct 2009, 2:45pm
Hey all im 13 week today exactly! im 20 and this is my first child and not with the father, i had my 12 week scan today and it was amazing! the best thing iv experienced so far in life apart from he/she was fast asleep! so didnt see her move at all! just about loosing my sickness now so all is good! take care all! x
by hwretham 2nd Oct 2009, 9:07am
Hi i'm 13 weeks pregant on monday with my first child and very exited,, does anyone no when you start to feal your baby move?? The scan and seeing your baby move is the best fealing ever.. good uck to everyone!!!!!
by misskellyexcitedfor1 7th Sep 2009, 11:08am
Hi I'm 13 weeks in 2days and also I have my 12 week scan on Monday. This is my second child I really can't wait 2 feel the baby move I'm sure I did the other night I don't know. Good luck to everybody.
by dawn24 28th Jul 2009, 12:34pm
hi all ,
please i need help ive been having pregancy syptoms :feeling sick all day bloated stomach ,eating alot ,weeing more for 2 weeks now im due to come on my period in 5 days i have taken 2 pregancy tests which came back negative i really think im pregant but just now i went to the toilet and i had the most terrible pain in the side of my stomach and then a little bit of blood and now im having period pains but the bleeding has stop it was just a little bit im really confused could i be pregant please please help : )
by bella91 22nd Jul 2009, 9:35am
I'm due 20th Jan. Feel great had no morning sickness wind constipation or anything and i've lost 5 lbs even though my trousers are getting tight. Had my scan last week it was so strange to see baby moving around so much but not feel anything!!
by agl0384 14th Jul 2009, 5:55pm
I'm due 19th Jan. I've put on 3 lbs but I'm not really showing that much except my trousers are all pretty tight! The 12 week scan was amazing and definitely put my mind at rest when we got a big wave with five tiny fingers! I'm bloated too and tummy's not sure quite what to do but I have my appetite, it's just eating enough of the right thing that's hard when you don't want veg!!
by melrs 10th Jul 2009, 9:11am
I am 12 weeks 1 day with my first baby
We tried for 5 years with 2 failed IVF cycles and 1 miscarriage
I had a scan at 10 weeks and have to say it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Just to see the heartbeat was enough to calm those dreaded first 12 weeks nerves
My next scan isnt until 1st Sept but i have a huge belly, still feel slightly sick but it is going YIPEEE
I have very very bad constipation and trapped wind tho and have gained no weight as yet
Roll on 18th January when I get to cuddle my little miracle baby
Congrats everyone xxx
by FierroChick 8th Jul 2009, 9:13am
im 12.1 week pregnant and i have had no real symptoms, i had scans at 6 and 8 weeks due to bleeding however, i have had no blood since 7 weeks and all ok. not having a 12 week scan as i was dated on the 8 wk, real gutted as the 20 wk scan seems ages away
im just starting to to get a swelling on my belly, my trousers are getting tight, however i have lost 7lb (mainly due to loss of appetite and eating more healthy). cant wait to feel the flutters!
by babys2009 30th Jun 2009, 12:03pm
jayjay2020!! I feel exactually the same i dont feel pregnant one bit and often feel scared as i think i may be imagining it even tho i had my scan at 8weeks!!! Ive not had many symptons what so ever and just wundered if it is normal too feel this ok whilst pregnant?? xxx
by xxmatherxx 1st Jun 2009, 9:07am
Just had the nuchal scan at 12 plus 2 days. Payed for it privately (£140) and have to say is priceless. They were lovely, spent a long time on the scan (longer than the normal dating scan) and well worth it for the peace of mind it offers. Would recommend to anyone who is worried about Downs or other chromosone screenings to have it done.
by TrixieBella 22nd May 2009, 9:23am
im 13teen weeks now and dont feel pregnant when do thay start to kick
by jayjay2020 5th May 2009, 12:15pm
hey everyone im 13 wks 5 days 2mor n have no bump is this normal his is my first oregnancy as well?
by kittykate 14th Apr 2009, 12:38pm
hello everyone!this is my first day with u on my 13 weeks good luck to all and do enjoy ur pegnancy
by shine1mybaby 26th Mar 2009, 9:33am
hey ladies u knw lot of ppl says u cnt feel ur baby at 13 weeks.but i keep on getin buterflys like movement in my tumy on my left side.m 100/ is my cum
by brenda84 18th Mar 2009, 9:15am
I am 13 weeks tomorrow but we had our scan last Thursday. I was looking forward and excited up until the day before then started bricking it too, thinking all sorts of things that might be wrong. Our scan was wonderful, magical and just a little bit tearful! Seeing our baby on the screen was simply amazing, you can see pics online but nothing compares to knowing that is your baby growing inside you. Good luck for tomorrow stephnpaddy, enjoy every minute! xxx
by mrsjonah 17th Mar 2009, 9:21am
i am 13 weeks today and have my first scan tomorrow!!! really excited but bricking it aswell this is my first baby and my mum strggled with a lot of miscarriages so i hope im not the same. i haven really suffered sicknesss just really tired and my libido has just gone not good :(. does anyone know of anything that can help with it (libido)? good luck everyone!!! xxx
by stephnpaddy 16th Mar 2009, 9:19am
Greetings, I am 13 weeks and 2 days with first baby. Very happy to be pregnant just the sickness that i'm struggling with. Is there an end in sight for the sickness ?!
by SJED 9th Mar 2009, 9:24am
Hi everyone, after a couple of miscarriages last year, i'm happy to be in my 13th week this week - SO HAPPY! - I've had a scan every single week to check my progress - so although i have my big nuchal scan this week - i'm confident this time i'll be okay - just wanted to say hello to all you fellow mummys in you 13th week and hope your sicky business is calming down - mine has, but then to be honest i've been more tired than sicky - i hope i can start regaining some energy soon! been in bed at 9pm everynight! lol (but then i'm 31... getting old), plus i have a difficult 9 year old boy too ha ha xx
by yummymummy77 2nd Feb 2009, 10:43am
Hi, I'm 28 years old and it's my first day of week 13 and i'm still slightly sick. I didn't put on weight at all and my mum lost over a stone when she was pregnent with me and I'm more than fine :). I have my '12' week scan next Tuesday and I really can't wait!!!!! Congratulations and good luck to you all!
by Barbs 23rd Jan 2009, 8:48am
hi, i am 21 years old and 13 weeks pregnant with my first child. i have got a bump already but lost a stone in weight i am quite worried, is this normal?
by claire88 19th Jan 2009, 9:50am
I am exactly 13 weeks pregnant today with my first child and I can't wait to meet her/him. I had some bleeding in my 8th and 9th week which was very very scary but 2 scans later and baby and I are absolutely fine. I had a scan at 12 weeks which turned out I was 10 weeks and then had a nother scan a week later, it was lovely to see our baby fidgeting around, and not staying still for one second (a bit like her dad already!). I have already gained half a stone, I think this may be down to the fact that I tried to be good before now, while I'm not eating too much bad stuff I am eating a lot more. I'd like to also say that I didn't have any morning sickness or any pregnancy symptons at all (apart from a bit of constapation that I put down to white bread) so try not to worry if you don't "feel" pregnant.
by xxOliverAndMaxsMummy 19th Jan 2009, 9:50am
hey...ill be 13 weeks in 2 days...just thought i'd write early. still been feeling kind of sick, but its starting to calm down. i had to go to the er on wednesday because i had a pain in my lower stomach. come to find out i had a uti. i was scared but the baby is ok.
by darien 19th Jan 2009, 9:49am
I am 21 years old. Im am 13 weeks pregnant this week with my first child and only went to see the midwife for the first time on Monday. She said she could feel my uterus moving into my tummy! I have yet to wait for my scan. Looks like i will be about 16 weeks by the time i get an appointment for my first scan. Im a little worried as i have only gained 1lb in weight, yet i have quite a big bump for 13 weeks. How much weight have people gained so far?
by sblack3011 15th Jan 2009, 5:33pm
hi i had my 12 week scan 2day and i am 13week's and 4days this is my 3rd child and i am very excited. when i had a look at my scan pic it looks really big for 13+week's but then again i smoked with my last 2 and they was small baby's. i hope all your pregnancy's r a success and good luck 2 every1.
by vicki86 12th Jan 2009, 10:34am
hi had my twelve week scan today and i am 13weeks and was a amazing experience.seen my new baby kicking and goin mad lol.Had my 4 year old son with me he thought it was funny.
by ashley1 5th Jan 2009, 9:17am
is there anyone that has felt fine until week 13 and started being sick? i have my first scan tomorrow and am really scared that there will be something wrong
by bailey1612 22nd Dec 2008, 8:50am
had my 12 week scan yesterday and found out i'm actually 13 weeks and 3 days which is great!! for the last few days i'd been feeling alot better, no more nausea and not as tired..but all of a sudden with no warning it's back!! bummer!!! hoping it wont last for much longer tho! another thing i'm finding is my taste buds are all over the place..i'm hungry but never fancy anything aaaaargh!!!!
by fluffbrowning 27th Nov 2008, 9:35am
Did the scan at 12 weeks 4 days and saw the baby moving for the first time. It was surreal.
by niki8 10th Nov 2008, 9:48am
Did the scan when i was 12 weeks and 4 days. My baby was measured at 62.9mm. We saw the baby moving for the first time and can actually see the heart pumping. It's such an amazing experience! :)
by atnix 27th Oct 2008, 8:58am
i am 13 weeks and 2 days i had my 12week scan today it was the best thing ever made me and my partner are so happy apart from it is 12cm instead of 7halfcm and he said its a big baby anyway i keep feeling things in my belly i thought it was the baby moving but the scan person said its too small for me to feel i keep getting this pulse/butterfly kind of feeling in my belling isit the baby moving? quite alot of people keep telling me they felt it early to?????
by dlh89 27th Aug 2008, 9:23am
hi im 13 weeks and just had a scan which says my baby measures 13.3cm but ive read that at 13 weeks it should be only 7-8 cms. should i be worried about the size of my baby?
by JmlH 11th Jun 2008, 8:42am
hi im 13 weeks on sat and we had our first scan week ago,and it was lovely seeing my hubbys reaction he couldnt take his eyes of the screen he said later that he didnt expect to be able to see anything,cant wait for 20 week scan,im still so annoyingly tired hoping itll pass soon,and im defo stating to bulge out but only seem to have put on 2.5 lbs feel massive allready xxx
by tg 30th May 2008, 8:45am
hi im 13 wks and starting to get lots of pain im a little worried or is this just normal???
by mumsarebest 28th May 2008, 8:39am
Just had my 12 week scan, the most amazing experience ever! I think it really sinks in for men that they are going to be a daddy!! Lovely time xx
by Hannah100 28th Apr 2008, 8:40am