Pregnancy, Pregnancy Stages

The Third Month of Pregnancy

Third Month Of pregnancy

The third month is from 9-12 weeks of pregnancy. The third month is the last month of the first trimester but at this time your pregnancy is not visible to others. The risk of miscarriage and other issue increases with the growth of the fetus. At this point, your baby is about the size of a peanut. In ultrasound, you might see how your baby moves, even though you can’t feel it.

Symptoms :

  • Morning sickness could be at its peak.
  • You may feel sleepy and tired due to hormonal change.
  • You may increase your urge to pee more often.
  • Hormonal changes could slow down the digestion process which leads to constipation. So, try to eat more fiber to reduce constipation.
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Leg cramp and pain in the night
  • Change in the hormonal level may give you backache and pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Mood swings
  • Heartburn
  • Tendering breast
  • Dark Line on the abdomen

During the first trimester as the time increase morning sickness, fatigue and mood swings can be increased tremendously till the 3rd month hence it can be a difficult time for mom-to-be. During the third month, many cases of miscarriages have been reported so you should be very careful during this time.

Body Changes

At this time your pregnancy is still not noticeable to others but you may feel something important is going on in your pelvis. You may feel a fullness in your lower abdomen. You may also notice mild stabbing pains when you suddenly change positions. Your uterus is continuing to grow, and you may notice your waistline thickening. You shouldn’t have gained much weight yet.

Food To Eat

  • Fresh Fruits like avocados, pomegranate, bananas, guava, oranges, strawberries, sweet limes, apples, muskmelon. Fresh fruits contain more nutrients than fruit juices and frozen fruits. So, it’s better to have fresh fruits.
  • Omega-3-Rich Foods like walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, salmon, mackerel, sardines, soybeans, and wild rice. These foods are good for the healthy development of the eyes and brain in the baby
  • Folate-Rich Foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, peas, lentils, avocado, sprouts, lady finger or okra, and dark green leafy vegetables. folic acid is responsible for the development of the baby’s brain and spinal cord.
  • Vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, bell peppers, corn, pumpkin, cabbage etc.
  • Vitamin B6-Rich Foods like citrus fruits, soybeans, nuts, seeds, and avocados.
  • Protein Rich food like seeds, lentils, nuts, nut butter, and soybeans.
  • Vitamin D rich foods
  • Zinc
  • Carbohydrates
  • Dairy Product like milk, yogurt cheese etc.

You may also read :

The second month of pregnancy

the fourth month of pregnancy


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