Now the fetus is sized from the top of its head to the bottom of its buttocks. This is called crown-rump length (CRL).
The fetus has a CRL of 2–3 inches (6–7.5 cm).
Fingers and toes are no longer webbed.
Bones begin hardening.
Skin and fingernails begin to grow.
Changes triggered by hormones begin to make external sex organs appear — female or male. The fetus begins making spontaneous movements.
Kidneys start making urine.
Early sweat glands appear.
Eyelids are fused together.
Common Pregnancy Symptoms at 3 Months Pregnant
You might still be exhibiting some of the early pregnancy symptoms at three months pregnant, but you might also start to experience some new ones. Keep in mind that you might not experience all of these symptoms, as some of them could be quite difficult.
Increase in vaginal discharge. A combination of pregnancy hormones and the increased blood supply in your body can lead to a bit more vaginal discharge than you might be used to. As long as itâs clear or whitish and doesnât have a bad smell, itâs probably nothing to worry about. Try to wear cotton underwear and loose, breathable clothes to help prevent vaginal infections. Chat with your healthcare provider if youâre concerned about whatâs happening.
Nausea. You might still be feeling queasy, but perhaps for not much longer. Many moms-to-be say their morning sickness begins to subside during this month, which is great news! If youâre not so lucky, try eating bland foods like toast, rice, or bananas, and sip on ginger ale or ginger tea to soothe your stomach.
Fatigue. The sleepiness may continue this month as your body continues to nourish your little one. Rest when you can, stay hydrated, and do some moderate exercise, as this is shown to improve sleep. Prenatal yoga, walking, and swimming can be good choices, but talk to your healthcare provider before trying any new exercises.
Skin changes. If youâve noticed that the color of your nipples has started to darken, this is because your body is producing more melanin, a type of pigment. This extra melanin can also cause brown patches on your face, which is called chloasma. You might also notice a dark, vertical line that runs from your belly button to the pubic area. This line might start to appear at three months pregnant as your belly size starts to increase. Most of these discolorations will disappear or fade after your little one is born.
Breast changes. Your breasts may be growing and changing this month, too. Your areolas may grow larger and darker, and your nipples may start to protrude a little more. Under the surface, milk glands are preparing to produce milk, and fat is being added to your breasts. If your bras feel too tight, itâs probably time to go up a size. Go for a professional bra fitting at your local department or specialty lingerie store to get a new bra that is more comfortable.
Constipation. Some pregnancy hormones can cause your digestive system to slow down, leading to constipation. The extra iron in your prenatal vitamins may also be to blame. Make sure to stay hydrated and eat more fiber. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are great sources of fiber.
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