We get our first, fuzzy glimpse of the person (it's not twins) who's been treating my wife's internal organs like a bouncy castle these past few weeks. But seeing it on camera, it now feels even less real. Before I can protest, she points out the foetal heartbeat, a tiny flitting butterfly of light behind what looks like an elbow.A creature which isn't quite recognisable as human is waving at us - actually waving - and I am stunned. I've seen ultrasound pictures before, so had some idea of what to expect.You are probably having lots of fun leafing through baby catalogues and mulling over nursery colour schemes, so now could be a good time to think about any changes you need to make to your home – you probably won't want decorators in, or having to make big decisions (or even do some light DIY yourself) late in pregnancy.
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Pregnancy Scans are suitable for all stages of your pregnancy, from the first Early Scan and NT Scan in your 1st trimester, to the Dating Scan, Gender Scans and NIPT Scan in your 2nd trimester, and finally to our detailed 4D Scan, Growth Scan and Presentation Scan in your 3rd trimester.
Hormones cause the abdominal bloating and can cause your digestion to slow down leading to indigestion, trapped wind and other embarrassing symptoms.
It’s annoying but this common early pregnancy symptom may still be plaguing you.
Your GP and midwives will of course have given you advice on this from your earliest appointments, and checked that your medication was suitable for use in pregnancy, even so, do keep an eye on any changes at all in your health, and always flag any new or heightened symptoms up, no matter how small - you might find that for some health issues, your meds need tweaking or monitoring as your pregnancy evolves.
Even before you show real signs of a pregnancy bump, you can think you are showing as your belly bloats and later in the day your clothes feel tighter round the waistline.
Know someone who’s just crying out for some shut eye?
Your tiny baby is now a compact 5.4cm in length, and fully formed, although it is unlikely you would be able to get a reliable sexing at a scan just yet.
Another film pops into my mind - it's Scanners, the horror classic where an unborn child reads the mind of its father and causes his nose to bleed.
I stop thinking about films, and instead start thinking, 'Nice baby...
Do bear in mind that if you were a big caffeine drinker before you were pregnant and have cut a lot out, it could be caffeine withdrawal causing your headache, but stick with it and find out about coping with headaches in pregnancy.