Your Pregnancy At Week 13

Weight: 43g  Size: 7.4cm  Weeks Left: 27
In a nutshell
Your baby’s ovaries or testes are fully developed
Baby brain is an actual thing
Your bump is now starting to develop
Morning sickness and fatigue may have settled down by now

Your Body at Week 13

And just in a blink of an eye, welcome to your second trimester. Things will finally start to feel more real as you see your bump growing day by day. It might get rather tricky to try and hide your pregnancy anymore, so investing in flowy dresses, big sweaters and some looser trousers to wear for the time being until you’re ready to announce your big secret to the world.

Your Baby At Week 13 

Your baby is starting to look even more human now. Although their head is still slightly bigger than their body, the legs are now catching up with the arms in developing and soon enough they will all be in proportion.  

Week 13 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Swahili Meaning: "Tortoise"
Gender: Female Origin: English Meaning: "Manor village”

Recipe of the Week

Salmon Hash Patties
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4.5 / 5
20 minutes
Serves 4
9 Ingreds


    • 1 can of pink salmon
    • 2 medium sized cooked potatoes peeled and diced
    • 1 medium size yellow bell pepper diced
    • ½ medium size green bell pepper diced
    • 2 scallions, white parts only, thinly sliced
    • 1 large egg (red lion stamped)>
    • Grated lemon zest
    • 2 tbsp of olive oil

Cooking Instructions

    • Place the salmon, potatoes, yellow and green bell peppers, scallions, egg, dill and zest into a large mixing bowl and stir until mixed.
    • Divide mixture into equal portions and shape each into a patty that’s around ½ inch thick.
    • Heat the olive oil over a medium – high heat. Add the patties and cook until golden brown and are cooked through. About 4 minutes each side.
    • Serve with mint yoghurt with a side of salad of choice

Week 13 TODO's

  1. Now is the time to start thinking about getting yourself into a nice little exercise routine, if you haven’t already. Pregnancy yoga is totally trendy right now and has so many benefits for pregnancy and labour.
  2. As you grow bigger every day, you may find your ankles and feet swell quite a lot, try finding some compression socks and keep them elevated whilst seated.
  3. If you aren’t feeling too on top of the world, which is completely normal why not book yourself a hair appointment to make you feel more you and brighten those spirits.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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