Your baby now weighs approximately 3 pounds.

He or she can turn its head from side to side.

It’s perfectly normal if you are noticing some leaking of colostrum, or “premilk,” from your breasts.  If this is the case, it may be a good idea to purchase a nursing bra. When shopping, choose a nursing bra at least one cup size bigger than you need now to accommodate the swelling that will take place when your milk arrives.

You also may notice the muscles in your uterus tightening now and then. They should last from 30 to 60 seconds and they should be infrequent and not painful.

Keep in mind that at this point, your baby is still premature. If you’re getting frequent contractions (even if they don’t hurt), it may be a sign of preterm labour.

Call your doctor if you have an increase or change in vaginal discharge, abdominal pain or menstrual-like cramping, more than four contractions in an hour, an increase in pressure in the pelvic area, or low back pain, especially if you didn’t have it before.

If you are having a boy, it would be a good time to think about/discuss (with your partner) whether or not to have him circumsized.


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