First Trimester

Your Pregnancy: Week 12

First trimester: Check! The nausea, fatigue, mood swings, and bathroom dashes should soon fade, but (sorry!) headaches and dizziness will probably get more intense. The good news: You're about to embark on the second trimester, when mood and energy levels generally peak.

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First trimester: Check! The nausea, fatigue, mood swings, and bathroom dashes should soon fade, but (sorry!) headaches and dizziness will probably get more intense. The good news: You're about to embark on the second trimester, when mood and energy levels generally peak.

> Is the dizziness hitting?
> Want natural headache relief?
> Why does sex feel different?
> See all first trimester Q&As





Baby's now the size of a plum!
As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of her systems are fully formed.












To-do:
> Schedule monthly OB visit
> Milestone: Tell friends and family
> Milestone: Belly starting to show
> Go to your checklist

[ tip ] Suffering from swamp mouth (that awful taste that somehow gets worse after brushing)? Try sipping water with lemon or sucking on something sour. Then say "sucking on something sour" three times fast.

> Chat with other moms-to-be share your due date

> Read more about being 12 weeks pregnant

All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department