What’s it like to be three months pregnant? Here’s the latest instalment in our month-by-month guide to pregnancy
What can you expect during month three of pregnancy? At this point, you're nearly at the end of the first trimester, woohoo! This is also the month you're likely to have all your first appointments, and you might start to feel slightly more human. For more information on month three of pregnancy, read on.
Month three of pregnancy...
Month three of pregnancy: pregnancy symptoms
While you might have spent the last couple of months feeling or being sick and suffering from everything from sore boobs to extreme tiredness, it’s possible that towards the end of this month, your pregnancy symptoms might start to subside. As the placenta takes over you might start to feel less sick and more like you again. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen for everyone. Pregnancy symptoms might take a while to go and will possibly return towards the end of your pregnancy, too. Remember to always speak to a doctor or midwife if you're worried about anything.
Month three of pregnancy: developments and changes
As your - still tiny - baby grows, you might start to develop a baby bump. However, it’s common to have bloating and additional gas during pregnancy which can also have the same effect! You might also need to wee more, as your baby grows and presses on your bladder.
Month three of pregnancy: appointments
If there are no complications around your pregnancy, it’s likely that month three is when your first appointments take place. You’ll have the booking-in appointment with the midwife and usually your first pregnancy scan, the dating scan.
What to do in month three of pregnancy
- Continue to take your pregnancy vitamins (more information in our post on why you should take a combined pregnancy supplement).
- Think about how and why you’re going to tell everyone. It's up to you to decide, but some people chose to wait until after the first scan.
- Try and eat healthily - you might find that as your sickness subsides it’s easier to keep food down, so now is a good time to make sure you’re eating as well as possible and staying hydrated
Make sure you also read our midwife's advice on pregnancy diet and exercise...