Your baby continues to develop at great speed and is currently developing their final set of kidneys this week, (they have got through 3 sets already) ready to produce wee.
Talking of wee, have you found yourself spending more time on the toilet lately? We’ll take a look at the reason for that in a minute, but first back to baby. Baby Baby is now about 1cm head to bottom, similar to a blueberry and is starting to look less like a tadpole but slightly more alien like.
The main reason for this is their head is growing at a faster rate than the rest of their body to make room for their brain which is already developing.
Their arm buds are growing, and the ends have flattened out, like a spatula, which will become their hands. Mum Your womb continues to grow (currently the size of a lemon), making space for your wombmate and is pushing down on your bladder, resulting in more trips to the loo.
Add to that you are probably drinking more than usual as a greater volume of blood is circulating around your body you will therefore find yourself spending more time in the bathroom than you would like – particularly if you are suffering from morning sickness too! Oh, the joys of pregnancy... it will get better.
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.