15 Weeks Pregnant – Your Pregnancy Guide

Your Baby This Week – Week 15

Your Baby this week – Week 15

Size of the baby: 10.16cm

Weight of the baby: 70.87gm

 Your ‘apple-sized’ baby is now beginning to look more like a baby now with each passing day. She is working her primitive air sacs in the lungs by moving amniotic fluid through her body. The fluid is now moving through her nose and upper respiratory tract.

Her legs are now slowly growing to be longer than her hands and she is able to move all her joints!

Her ears have now moved to the sides of her head and her eyes are moving to the front of her face. She still has her eyes shut tight but can now sense light. They say that if you shine a flashlight at your tummy, chances are that your baby will move away from the light.

She does not yet have much to taste inside your womb now but her taste buds have slowly begun to develop.

You might want to start talking or reading out to your baby now. It will slowly get you into the habit of doing so when the baby is finally born. Helps develop the language skills better and faster.

 

15 Weeks Pregnant – Your body this week

15 Weeks Pregnant – Your Body

You are into the second trimester of your pregnancy now and have begun to gain weight. Your womb is slowly getting larger so chances are you will begin to show round about this time. This is the time you might want to start looking into getting some comfortable maternity wear.

The milk glands in your body may begin to produce milk now. You might find your dress wet around the nipples or actually see water-like drops sitting on your nipples. You could consider using breast pads inside your bra.

There still might be some symptoms which may pop up now at this stage.

Some pregnant women suffer from nosebleeds because of increased blood volume and expansion of the blood vessels in the nose.

Some women have a condition called ‘rhinitis of pregnancy’ where the nose is runny or stuffed up. This usually happens due to increase of the blood flow to mucous membranes and also the hormonal changes your body is going through.

Relax and do not worry much, for most women physical discomforts should be going away now and they should see an appreciable rise in their energy levels.

 

Things to know about your pregnancy – Week 15

Now that you are into your 2nd trimester and well into the “safe zone” you may be interested in finding out more about travel during pregnancy. As long as there are no identified complications or concerns with your pregnancy, it is generally safe to travel. Nutrition-wise, continue with foods rich in folate and make sure you include fibre rich foods like bran cereal and split peas in your diet. Find answers to all your questions and reassurances for your concerns by Zenparent’s week by week pregnancy articles customized for you.

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