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At three months pregnant, you’ll enter the second trimester, which is great news in more ways than one.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms at Three Months Pregnant

At three months pregnant, some of the pregnancy symptoms you might notice are pleasant and welcome, while others are quite challenging. Remember, all of these symptoms are normal during pregnancy, but you may not experience them all.

  • Weight gain
  • Increase in energy
  • Increase in vaginal discharge
  • Varicose veins
  • Spider veins
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent urination
  • Sense of calm
  • Forgetfulness
  • Changes in skin pigmentation

Three Months Pregnant: Changes Inside and Out

Fetal Development: During the third month of your pregnancy, your little one's genitals will start to form, and swallowing and sucking reflexes kick in. Sensory development continues, too: your little one will start to be able to hear muffled sounds from the outside world and will begin to become sensitive to bright lights. Ultra-fine soft hair, called lanugo, appears on the skin, though by the time of birth, most of this hair will be gone.

Changes to Your Body: It's possible that you might start to project a small baby bump this month, although women start to show at different times. Your breasts might also swell. One of the pregnancy symptoms typical of three months pregnant is that as those bouts of nausea subside, they’re replaced by hunger. Remember to eat well, focusing on quality, not quantity. Some women experience skin pigment changes such as a dark line appearing on the abdomen, or dark patches on the face. Some pregnant women experience a pregnancy glow, so if this is you — enjoy.

What Are the Pregnancy Months?

Pregnancies last nine months, right? Well, kind of. Pregnancies are typically about 40 weeks (almost 10 months) long, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period. But it’s not unusual for babies to arrive a few weeks early or late, and the "months" are a bit longer than four weeks. Also, sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint the exact date of conception. So, with all these variables, “nine months” is just a rough guide.

That’s why pregnancies are usually measured in weeks rather than months, and why you’ll hear references to “week 12” or “week 32,” for example. You’ll also notice references to the “pregnancy trimesters.” The three pregnancy trimesters are:

So, how do you determine how many months pregnant you are? There are different ways of calculating this, but often you are considered one month pregnant in about weeks five to eight of pregnancy — these are the weeks that follow your first missed period. Remember, though, you will have conceived some weeks before what’s referred to as this first month.

Due date calculator: At one month pregnant, you’ll be eager to know when to expect your newborn, and the Pampers Due Date Calculator is a handy tool to give you an estimate. If you have irregular periods or you can’t remember the date of the first day of your last menstrual period, your healthcare provider can make an assessment of how far along you are in your pregnancy.

First Month of Pregnancy Quick List

  • Find out if you’re pregnant: You can find out you’re pregnant by taking a home pregnancy test. These tests are usually more accurate when taken a few days or even a week after the first day of your missed period.
  • Get a doctor’s checkup: Head to your healthcare provider, who’ll be able to confirm your pregnancy via tests, including measuring your levels of the hormone known as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Your provider will also be able to give you guidance on the appointments you’ll need to keep over the next nine months (or so).
  • Pregnancy nutrition: Speak to your doctor about healthy pregnancy nutrition and what pregnancy vitamins or supplements might be right for you.
  • Refocus on your health: Try to quit unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, and try to reduce stress.
  • Check in with your feelings: This is an emotional time, and you might be feeling all kinds of physical symptoms and pregnancy emotions. Rest up, and speak to loved ones about how you are feeling.
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