Week 15

The time is moving so fast and you have finally reached week 15 of your pregnancy journey! You are done with three and a half months of your pregnancy journey by the end of this week. You might have not gained much weight during the first trimester but you’ll rapidly gain weight after this week.

The size of the baby
The size of your baby resembles a navel orange or whole apple at this stage and your baby swims around the belly within the amniotic fluid.

Weight/height of the baby
The weight of your baby at this stage is around 70 grams and the height of your baby is around 10cm from the head to the bottom.

About your baby
Your baby starts moving rapidly at this stage and some moms might experience those movements. The bones of the fetus have started to ossify during this stage where they absorb enough calcium in order to become stronger and healthier! your baby can now respond to light while the eyes of your baby remain shut. The facial features of your baby become more defined during this stage and his/her ears have reached their proper position while the eyes are also moving from the sides towards the frontal area.

The vital organs of your baby have already formed during this stage and the bones are getting harder with increased muscle strength. Your baby has moveable joints with longer limbs and can now breathe within the amniotic fluid. The skin of your baby is translucent during this stage with the visibility of blood vessels. Your baby is also practising reflexes such as sucking and swallowing. The head of your baby gets proportional to the entire body at this stage and the skin of your baby is covered with hairs called lanugo in order to keep it warm.

About your body
Your body gets bigger with the increased size of your baby and at this stage, the uterus starts growing upwards. The bump of the mom-to-be starts showing a black line that runs from the belly button towards the pelvis. The symptoms which you might experience during the 15th week include heartburn, stuffy nose, bleeding nose, swollen gums and others varying from one person to another.

Do & Don’ts / Advice / Checklist / Tips

• Get enough calcium in your diet
• Evaluate your weight gain in order to avoid excessive weight gain
• Eat a healthy and balanced diet
• Stay safe by avoiding excessive physical activities
• Visit the dentist in order to take care of the dental health

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