My Pregnancy Week 12

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Pregnancy Week 12

This week, your baby is almost the size of a lime, weighs almost an ounce, and measures almost 2.5 inches!

His eyes are now positioned in the front of his face, and his ears are in position on the sides of his head. Most notably, reflexes have begun. Your little one's mouth is making sucking movements, his eye muscles clench, his toes curl, fingers and hands open and close, and he may even begin to suck his thumb. Though he is still too little for you to feel, he can feel you. If you were to apply pressure to your abdomen, your baby would squirm in response.

Her brain has been developing rapidly too. Nerve cells are multiplying, and synapses, or the small junctions across which nerve impulses pass from one nerve cell to another, are forming at an impressive speed. A little lower, her intestines are developing and will soon be moving into her stomach cavity. It's incredible to think how far she has come in just a few short months!


What do you think?

My Pregnancy Week 12

Tell us what you think!


  1. jojo272 says:

    I was told that you had less of a chance to miscarry after the first trimester but about four months ago I had a miscarriage at 13 weeks and 4 days pregnant and now im pregnant again im at 12 weeks now im worried that I will miscarry again

    • Megan Klay says:

      Hi there – Ask your doctor to test your hormone levels. You may be low and your doctor can give you hormones to supplement your levels, which may help to prevent miscarriage. I’m sorry to learn of your loss, I have miscarried too. Best wishes for a happy and healthy remainder of your pregnancy!

  2. symphony says:

    can you find ouf what your having at 12 week

    • Gwendolyn says:

      Yes! There is a blood test that you can take at 10 weeks to show the baby’s gender!
      It’s called NIPT: (noninvasive prenatal testing) is a blood test used to screen for Down syndrome and a few other chromosomal conditions. You can have NIPT at 10 weeks of pregnancy or later. (You can also find out your baby’s sex when you have this test.) Results are usually available in a week or two, sometimes a little sooner.

      Hope this helps and Good luck!!

    • Hailey says:

      You can at 16 weeks. My doctors office charges for a special ultrasound to find out early at 16 weeks

  3. Heather says:

    I am exactly 3 months pregnant today. This is my first child, I was told I couldn’t have children and at 26 yrs. Old I finally have a miracle inside me! I’m so excited I can hardly contain it!

  4. VICTORIA says:

    Am 12 weeks and 1 day pregnant. the past 3 months made me unable to do anything. the morning and all day sickness was the worst. hopefully my 2nd stage of pregnancy would be better. seriously hoping for a girln already have 2boys.

  5. I’m so excited!! My wife and I are expecting our first baby!!

  6. LaTasha says:

    I’m 12 weeks and 1 day pregnant with my 3rd baby… I’m hoping for a boy again, but I’m praying for me to have a happy, healthy baby no matter what the sex is!!

  7. verochka31 says:

    I’m 12 weeks pregnant with my 6th child and very excited!!

  8. Marie says:

    I’m 12 weeks today; pregnant with my second. I’m very excited as my daughter and this baby will be almost 12 years apart!

  9. Dawn says:

    I’m excited about having my second baby. Hoping all goes well and hope that the pregnancy goes well and hoping that the morning sickness doesn’t go all pregnancy as it did with my son. We’re hoping for a girl this time!

  10. janice says:

    This is my 6th pregnancy. I have 3 boys now. Being my tubes are tied and has been since 2004 this is odd for me. I took 3 pregnancy test.. First one negative, second negative third positive. Went to 3 diffetent doctors for blood test because I kept and keep feeling pregnant. Now since I have had this page I see a lot of different cases. My Dr. scheduled me an ultrasound next month on the 4th. So far I have no problems besides something moving in my belly and all other results are negative. Hopefully all is well when I get this ultrasound. I will keep my status up to date.

  11. Veronica says:

    I’m 12 weeks. 4th pregnancy. My first is 5 years old. My second I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. My third I lost at 18 weeks. Now, I’m a bit nervous. Tomorrow I have a doctor’s appointment which my husband will accompany me and we are hoping and praying! My little girl doesn’t know yet. I don’t want to break her heart once again.

  12. Jayme says:

    12 weeks today! Our first child! I’m hoping what they say about feeling better the second trimester is true!! Thankfully no morning sickness, but it has been a rough few months!

    • Eliajah says:

      Glad to see someone else is on there first as well. So many different things going on if you dont mind i wanted to know since it is your first pregnacy (hopefully im not priying) do u feel any way about the fact your life is. Changing more than dads?

  13. Chelsi says:

    12 weeks 6 days! Both I and the father are wishing for a little girl! Hasn’t been easy so far. Nauseated a lot, sciatic nerve pains, cramps, and everything in-between. So many articles to read and many different opinions on everything, especially from co-workers. Have information pouring out my ears!

  14. charity says:

    If your husband is a twin dose main that you will have twin?

  15. amanda says:

    Im so excited, its my firat baby today im 12 weeks and tomorow I get my first ultrasound! ♡♥♡♥♡

  16. EbyMom says:

    Am 12 wks today. Thank God for His mercies

  17. Teresa says:

    12 weeks and 1 day….. im very excited for my 2nd child still dont know wat it is yet and my son is 5 and very very excited to be having a baby brother or sister i havent had too much morning sickness in this pregnancy but i know it was very bad in my first . cant wait to find out wat this baby is

  18. Jessica says:

    12 weeks 2 days today… getting excited! Have a FTS on friday!!!

  19. adela says:

    12wks 1day today and I’m very very happy. I had surgery (cervical cerclouge) last Friday and I’m hopeing and praying to God things go well. I was told I had a weak cervix after the loss of my second baby at 21wks . So I’m happy and scared at the same time

    • charity says:

      I am so very sorry to hared that and it will be OK you and your baby will make it thought it believe me I have four kids and my second baby pass away and now I have one boy and two girls

  20. NunuMAME says:

    My 12weeks mark today so exxited the twins made it threw the hard part thanking God feeling BLESSED

  21. 12 weeks tomorrow! Reading all this gives me some peace of mind. My first baby. I am hungry ALL the time, very frustrating. mild cramping here and there but I have been blessed with no morning sickness. Sometimes I get severe night sweats. I did not know that it was a pregnancy thing!!! I thought it was because of the meds. I was taking lol. Does that eventually go away or what?

  22. Stephanie says:

    I’m pregnant with my 4th child and I’m SUPER excited. After having 3 girls I’m glad to report that we found out late yesterday that I’m having a BOY! Can’t wait to meet my little man 🙂

  23. Misty says:

    This is actually my fourth pregnancy . I have to admit my worse, I did not experience the nausea or anything with my other three on sleepy. But with this one I have felt it all fatigue constant bathroom trips nausea engergone and tender breast

  24. Shawna says:

    I am on my third pregnancy which happens to be my worse im having trouble sleeping and always achy just dont know what to make of things this round…

  25. Kristin says:

    Yes!! That’s very normal. Now that you are at 12 weeks, your hunger will subside

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