3 Months Pregnant – Symptoms, Belly & Ultrasound

3 Month Pregnant

It is believed, that 3 months pregnant women start to glow. The hormonal changes are in a full swing and now the woman produces the female hormones in double – it’s hard to hide the sparkling eyes, shiny skin, and the growing bump. But there are still things to discuss.

An expectant mother

The level of hormones in your blood has reached its maximum, that’s why morning sickness, nausea, vomiting and tiredness won’t become stronger and, on the contrary, have already started to subside. But changeable mood can remain even at this stage. Your breasts and belly can swell a bit, so you can boldly go to the store for future mothers and get more comfortable clothes. The uterus is growing week by week and by the end of the month it fills the whole pelvic area. The expectant mother’s body is changing, so it is completely natural that your weight will increase comparing to the usual.

One of the reasons of fats accumulation in your body is the preparation for breastfeeding. So you shouldn’t be scared of it. All the internal organs of the mother are intensely working; the volume of blood circulating in the organism is increasing (for about 45-60%). Urges to urination have become less frequent than at the very beginning of pregnancy. But during this period, there is a high possibility of constipation, because intestines work slower after joining the pudding club. Keep an eye on your daily meals, so that there are always only fresh and healthy dishes.

Tips for a future mother

  • 3 Months Pregnant Make an appointment with a dentistAvoid food that may cause stomach swelling, such as cabbage, onion, fried food, sugar.
  • If you suffer from frequent headaches, try to keep from taking painkillers. Discuss this problem with a doctor.
  • Don’t overstrain yourself.
  • Eat on a schedule, because hunger may provoke spasms of the blood vessels of the brain.
  • Air the room where you’re being for a long time.
  • Apply hot and cold packs to your forehead.
  • If you’re suffering from a migraine, don’t eat chocolate, cheese and don’t drink coffee.
  • Visit maternity welfare center on schedule and conscientiously take any tests you’re assigned to.
  • Make an appointment with a dentist and get your teeth treated. Take this duty seriously because the infection hiding in the sore teeth can threaten both normal course of your pregnancy and your baby’s health.
  • Consult a doctor about how to prepare your breasts for feeding a baby. The common measures are massage, air- and water baths.

Discomforts of the 3 months pregnant

  • Breasts and belly are swelling, the clothes you used to wear become rather tight.
  • The skin on your breasts may itch: this happens because of stretching (try specifically made creams to prevent striae (stretch marks).
  • In the middle of your abdomen, the skin can become considerably darker; the deep-brown stripe may appear on it.
  • Brown spots can also appear on your face (after giving birth they usually vanish, so this shouldn’t bother you). These spots are the sign of the normal course of pregnancy. Avoid direct sun, wear broad-rimmed hats.

Doctor’s check

In the 10th or the 12th week an expectant mother is sent for her first ultrasound-screening. This examination allows finding out serious malformations of fetus.

What to expect at visiting your doctor?

  • 3 Months Pregnant pre-natal screeningWeight and blood pressure checkups;
  • Examination of your abdomen to estimate the size and the fundal height of the uterus;
  • A blood test: hemoglobin and packed cell volume to check for anemia;
  • A urine test to check for infections, estimate sugar and protein level;
  • Examination for presence of swellings on arms and legs and possible fluid retention;
  • Discussion of future examinations: ultrasound and pre-natal screening for detection of possible genetic abnormalities;
  • An opportunity to ask the doctor all your questions.

Fetus development

The third month is one of the most important moments during pregnancy. During this time new organs and systems of organs of the fetus are formed; considerable changes are happening in the already established systems and organs. By the 12th, week the fetus already looks like a human being, though the head is still disproportionally big in comparison with the rest of the body, and the already formed limbs are too small. The future baby has well-functioning circulatory and urinary systems.

The liver is producing bile; the genitals are already developed, but it’s still impossible to find out the sex of the baby. The muscles are developing, that’s why it’s started to move more. The baby can clench her fists. The face muscles are working, that’s why it’s wincing and opening her mouth.

By the end of the third month the length of the fetus comes to 2.5 inches, the weight is 18 g.

Find out more10 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound: What to Expect

3 Months Pregnant Belly Pictures

Check out what the bellies look like in the third month of pregnancy.

3 Months Pregnant Ultrasound

9-10 weeks of pregnancy – ultrasound is possible with doctor’s referring. This time, the embryo’s movements are visible.

10-14 weeks of pregnancy – recommended period for 1st trimester ultrasound (obligatory for all pregnant women aiming to define disorders of fetal development). The place of placenta attachment and amniotic fluid parameters are measured. Most pregnant women have an ultrasound to confirm the number of babies.

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    Is wonderful to be here, and I will love to follow you guys here amy pregnancy is just three month old and is my first baby, please I will like you guys to help a lot thanks

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    Wow! This is very educative, thanks for the eye opener, my pregnancy is 3 months. I will like to follow u for more guidance. Thanks more

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      I am 3 months pregnant. I didn’t experience morning sickness at any point but occasionally tired. sometimes I eat like there’s gonna be a famine in a bit, at other times I don’t have appetite for anything but I make sure I take fruits no matter how little. I already feel my baby move. The info I get here is real and useful.

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    God is the only one to be praised! Mm how can a Bones grow to be someone in someone’s womb?aaah God is great and he is a miracle worker in all this and More

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    Great work I use to have serious headache but take pain killer which was prescribed by my doctor,I just hope nothing Will go wrong…

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    Great to be here. Please will there be anyour complications for not taking folic acid on time? Cos I just started all most on my 3rd month.

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      Hello, Joy!
      Folic acid is needed for prevention of child disease during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. So, of course, you’d better not skip the daily doses. When was your last visit to a clinic? If your doctor hasn’t found any complications during the examination it’s unlikely that you will have any in future.

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      Hi just hoping my reply isn’t to late, I really don’t know your reasons or how is your situation, but I don’t think there’s ever a time to be taking a huge decision like that one, trust me I know, i took an abortion pill not caring about the human being inside of me, that was the selfieshs decision I’ve ever made and I regret it. But Gods love saved my baby girl who’s now 7 year old healthy beautiful girl and a huge blessing beyond all. Now when I remember the cruel loveless and Godless decision I took, I cry and hope and pray for God not to take her away from me because I know I don’t deserve her, because I cant imagine my life without her.

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    Hi, I’m glad to be here.. pls I’m taking oboron 6 as my pregnancy pill, do I still need folic acid? I’m only 3month pregnant.

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      It does contain folic acid, so you probably don’t. But consult your health provider if you are not sure about the sufficient dosage.

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    Hi pls am Gloria, I know am pregnant for 3 months now. The symptom comes at the earliest stage but now it has reduced and my navel pains me when I touch it, smell and I don’t really know what to eat something…I will be hungry but I don’t know what to eat. I feel so tired. Last time I took the pregnancy test a month ago, it was negative and I did urinary test negative too. But I know am pregnant because I feel something in my stomach. Is it normal, and no period but later I saw brownish lite coming out at the second month. Pls I need your help.

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      You have to immediately consult your healthcare provider! You’ll probably need an ultrasound to tell anything for sure.

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    I just found our that I’m pregnant and probably abt a month and a week already. I’m so scared because I not sure if my baby if clear from neural tube defects or spina bifida as a had a pregancy like this not too long ago… I’m anxious and stressed not knowing what the outcome is going to be for myself and my baby.I wasn’t taking folic or supplements as I didn’t even know I was pregnant just as I realised I skipped my period I thought I should take a test and it came Bak positive.

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      Congratulations on your pregnancy! If your pregnancy test is positive it’s time to visit a doctor and confirm that everything is alright. Try not to worry so much, maybe this pregnancy will turn out to be completely normal.

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    Please am in my 10th week but haven’t gone for antenatal nor ultrasound
    And I hardly eat
    With a little pain in my left abdomen
    Guess no problem
    And will bad emotions or frequent thinking affect the child?

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      Everything you feel affects the child. But I don’t think bad emotions will cause any serious damage. Mood swings are normal for this pregnancy stage, after all.

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    Hello am 3months gone but still don’t feel anything in my tummy, sometimes I feel like nothing is there. Went for an early antenatal at 5weeks which confirms the baby heartbeat. I just hope is what am feeling now is normal. Please I need a response.

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    You’re really a genius, taking time to respond to almost every one, I just want to say a huge thanks to you befor laying my complaint. Well, I am 10weeks pregnant and first baby yeah, I salivate alot and I also do vomit alot but eat less most times stay hungry due to no zeal for food. What would stop me from salivating alot and vomiting? I understand it could leads to miscarriage which I am scared of. Please give me an idea. Thanks. I have done my first ultrasound already.

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      Hi, Alice! Thank you very much for your kind words!
      Here are some tips that may help in your situation:
      1. If you smoke, quit it.
      2. Visit a dentist (there can be an infection in your mouth that requires treatment).
      3. Eat only healthy food, avoid starchy food.
      4. Use mouthwash a few times a day.
      5. Drink a lot of water (you can also add lemon to it).
      Of course, you should also tell your doctor about this problem. They’ll find the reason for such body reaction and prescribe the correct treatment.

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    Hi.I am 3 months pregnant,i am struggling with everything from food,soap and liquid,i hardly eat,and i have pains in my stomach every time im hungry,i vomit at every smell that comes,i have to go outside when i want to eat,my urine is very dark and smelly.

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      If you are bothered by all these, you should consult a health professional. They’ll choose a remedy which alleviates the unpleasant symptoms.

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      If you suffer from severe toxemia, you should consult an expert! You need to keep the food down in order for you and the baby to be healthy.

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    hmm i am so happy i found u guys, there are a lot of things i learnt here!!!! am just 3 months hold and i can eat the whole world!!!

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    Hello, please am 3month pregnant and I have not started my antenatal yet, want to start next week, but I had my first scan at 7weeks, which my doctor confirm it okay, but now I do waist pain at times abdomen pain, taking folic acid, ferus and vitamin c, hope no problem with me.

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    I’m pregnant about three months ,im feeling like i want to vomit but i’m not getting to vomit,i feel upset most of ther time and i get morning sickness sometimes and then the next time i get night time sickness so it changes up alot and it’s causing alot of problems between me and my husband because my hermones are down and i don’t feel like sexing,my breast is swollen and i have to be tender before it pains and my belly swelling

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    Am three months pregnant and my i feel alot of pain in my lower abdomen and i feel something is swollen. What could be the problem?????

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      I’m afraid it’ll be too hard to understand the nature of your swelling without actually seeing it. You need to consult an expert!

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    Hello! My name is Diamante and I’m 3 month pregnant, my vigina inching all this days, so just want to know if it Normal because I have to scratch all the time. Please help! Thanks!

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    Good day, please I want to know if it is possible for pregnancy of 3 months not to have formed baby. Does it mean some one can experience slow development?

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      By the end of the third month of pregnancy, only the rudiments of all the organs and systems should have been developed. If not, then we’re speaking about a pathology of some sort. But, of course, a 3-months-old fetus can’t be a “fully formed baby”, there is still a long way ahead.

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    In three to four months pregnancy is my stomach suppose to be big cos my abdomen is just up a bit and the pains in my breat has stopped. Pls reply me cos I’m very worried

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      Yes, you can still have a small belly: every pregnancy is an individual case and some future mothers start showing later than others.

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    May God continue to Bless you on How you have been helping with solving serious and life budging issue here,(Amen) please i want to know if it,s safe for one to have sex during this 3 months of pregnancy period and if one,s unborn child have no effect of any kind?My second question is can one eat melon soap during pregnancy? thank you.

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      Hello, and thank you for your kind words!
      If you and the embryo are healthy and there is no threat of a miscarriage, then it’s safe to have sex during the first trimester. About melon soap: well, pregnant women have very strange cravings sometimes, but I believe you should consult your doctor to make sure everything alright.

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    Hi I love what you doing may God be with you, I’m 3months pregnant I see some dark brown discharge please I want to know if that is normal I really your reply fast coz I’m so scared thanks

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    i am 4months pregnant is it possible that back pains troubled me now?can it be pile as a result of food i eat ?is it idea for me to take any medications on this ?can using of medicine not hamper/harmful to my unborn child ? And if there is no problems of any kind is it safe to have sex during this period?Thank you

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    Hey I had unprotected sex on November 4 n I fall periods on 6th of November then next month I had periods with less cramps and now this month I am 6 days late of my periods but I have cramps from 10 days and my breast is paining but no blood has started.but from yesterday I am having brown discharge plzz help me out

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      Sorry, but I think that remote help won’t do any good in your case. You need a proper doctor’s examination.

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    Hey. im 3 months pregnant and used to vomit frequently before. i was given Folic Acid unfortunately they made me vomit so i stopped taking them. im i too late to take them? .

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    Hello my name is Maryqueen, am 12weeks gone without menses, no signs of pregnancy either which hv made reluctant of taking a test, though I tested wen I was a week late it shows negative, my question is cn one be pregnant without knowing(like having no signs for 3months)

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      Hi! Such cases are rare, but it’s possible. You need an ultrasound – it’s the most accurate way of detecting pregnancy.

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    Hi! I just want to ask about my case. I had my period on March 14 then i had unprotected sex on March 27. I had my period on April 10, it was a 1 day bleeding and spotting on the following day until the 3rd day and i see my stomach is bloating I was thinking I am pregnant so by the end of the month i tested my urine and it was negative. I again had my period on May 7 and it was again a 1 day bleeding and spotting on the next day up to the 4th day. I feel so worried now, do u think am i pregnant? Please i need your answer.

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    Am 3months and 3weeks pregnancy and av not started going for antenatal but I did scan at three months n d baby is confirmed okay……and I av been taking folic acid,ferrous n vitaminc……will start my antenatal soonest …hope my baby will b alright

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    This has helped alot .im first time pregnant i found out later at abt 4 months pregnant and haven’t took folic pills no pills i took buh i visited the sonar doctor confirmed the baby is okay .is it too late for me to to take folic pills and attend clinic?

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