The third week of pregnancy marks the beginning of the fetal period, and your baby is starting to look more and more like what they will look like at birth. This includes the formation of facial features, limbs, organs and limbs.
At this point, your baby starts to move and you may begin to feel their movements. Your baby can now hear, swallow, and even blink. Their skin is starting to form and their heart is now pumping and beating roughly 125-150 times per minute.
Meanwhile, you may be feeling more tired than normal, experiencing food aversions, nausea, and other pregnancy symptoms. You should also be taking this time to make sure you are caring for your health. Eating a balanced diet, taking prenatal vitamins, and getting regular exercise are essential to ensure you are providing the best possible nutrition to your growing baby.
Your doctor may also discuss testing with you during this stage including, blood tests, urine tests, and an ultrasound to check on the baby’s growth and development.
The third week of pregnancy is an important time for both baby and mother. It is important to take steps towards a healthy pregnancy by eating well, taking care of your body and talking with your doctor about any concerns you may have.