Huge congratulations if you have just found out you are pregnant, such exciting news.
If this has come as more of a shock, then don’t worry we are here for you, pregnancy (and parenting to be honest) is an emotional rollercoaster and having mixed feelings is completely normal. With those pregnancy hormones flying around you may feel all over the place for a while, so strap in and enjoy the ride. Baby Remember back in primary school when you were doing the lifecycle of a frog?
Well, your baby has moved on from the frogspawn stage and now resembles more of a tadpole.
Still technically an embryo, baby is curved and has a tail, which will thankfully disappear. Baby is now the size of 6mm, the size of a baked bean.
They are busy developing arms and legs which are now visible as tiny buds, and they also have cute little dimples on the sides of their head which will become the ears!
Amazingly baby’s heart, which is currently a large bulge, may also be picked up on a vaginal ultrasound – it’s just amazing how quickly these little humans grow! Mum You on the other hand may be feeling a little erghhh right now, growing a human is exhausting and you may also be feeling short tempered and sick.
Luckily these side effects are short lived for most, but that doesn’t help when you are going through it, we know!
Go easy on yourself and rest as much as you can. If you haven’t yet told your GP that you are pregnant, then it is worth getting in touch with them.
You won’t actually see a midwife until your booking appointment about week 10 – find out more about that here.
This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.