This is when your bump becomes more noticeable. Your breasts may feel very tender. Your body is retaining water. You're putting on more weight on your thighs and upper body. You may frequently feel hot.
You might experience Braxton Hicks contractions. It feels like you're having period cramps but it's irregular. It's usually not that painful. Some women might not notice it. It's not labour pain. Labour pain is when it is regular contractions.
You might have urinary tract infections, indigestion and dry eyes.
What to do:
UTI – Drink lots of water daily to keep infections at bay.
Indigestion – Have small and frequent meals. Snack on small crackers. Try not to have a heavy meal and walk a bit after meals.
Dry eyes – Get a solution from the pharmacy to keep your eyes moist. Don't forget to mention to the pharmacist that you're pregnant. If you're worried, get the solution from your gynae instead.
Baby's facial features are fully formed at this stage. His eyes look like they're bulging. Your baby's eyes have opened for the first time. His sweat glands are forming. He is able to cough and hiccup.