Congratulations, you've made it through your first trimester! You can now hear your baby's heartbeat with a Doppler heart monitor. That can be very exciting.
Inside your uterus, an important organ called the placenta has formed. The placenta's main job is to give your baby oxygen and nutrients through the umbilical cord.
Wondering what your baby looks like now? As you enter the fourth month of pregnancy, your baby is about the size of a plum. Average baby length is 61 mm (2.4 in.).
Here are some of the important facts and developments around 12 weeks.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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Last modified on: 8 September 2017