Mothers development

You might feel like your period is imminent at this time of the pregnancy.

Making regular trips to the bathroom to check after bleeding. That feeling is triggered by your uterus which is growing and of the foetus itself. The uterus is simply responding to the feeling of the “unknown” within you, which is similar to what you feel when you get your period.

A little spotting may occur in the early stages of pregnancy and may not necessarily mean you’re having a miscarriage. Pinkish discharges are normal and nothing to worry about. More frequent bleeding may need to be assessed by a doctor, but may also occur without it meaning a miscarriage. If you are unsure, contact your midwife.

The placenta continues to develop apace, whilst the amniotic fluid which exists to protect and aid the development of the baby is now present and increases by about two tablespoons per week.