3 Months Fetus, Fetal Development and Symptoms Experienced by Pregnant Women

KOMPAS.com – The 3 month old fetus is the last month of first trimester and has an important role in embryo growth. At this age, pregnancy is in a critical phase from the first month, where the risk miscarriage is at the highest level.

Embryo growth 3 months is generally divided into two developments, namely weeks 9 to 10 and weeks 11 to 12. In the previous month, most of the organs formed are internal organs. While in this month the most development is the external organs.

Week 9 and 10

The size of the fetus at this age is about 21 to 40 millimeters. The tail formed at the previous time will disappear. Besides that, accumulation hands and toes will also grow longer.

One of the most important aspects of development at this stage is the connection of the baby’s umbilical cord to the placenta. The umbilical cord or umbilical cord is very important to provide nutrients and oxygen to the fetus, as well as carry metabolic waste from the fetus.

11th and 12th week

In this phase, the size of the fetus has a length of 6 to 7.4 centimeters. The membranes between the baby’s fingers will disappear, and the skin and nails will begin to grow. Another organ that grows and develops in this phase is the sweat glands.

The fetus at this age can also be known whether the fetus will be a boy or a girl. Although in some pregnancies it is difficult to see gender fetus by ultrasound examination. In addition, the fetus has begun to actively move, such as clenching his hands and opening his mouth.

Read also: 2 Months Fetus, How It Develops and Effects on Pregnant Women

Symptoms of 3 months pregnant

3 months pregnant is still part of the early trimester. Therefore, the symptoms felt at 3 months of pregnancy are similar to those of 2 months of pregnancy. Some examples of symptoms that may be felt in this phase include nausea, breast pain, and facial acne easily.

It is important to pay attention to the health of pregnant women this month because the risk of miscarriage is still quite high this month. Launching Planned Parenthood, about 15 percent of pregnancies miscarry in the first trimester.

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