15 weeks pregnant

15 weeks pregnant

Your Developing baby-
When you’re 15 weeks pregnant, your baby is about 4 inches (10.2cm) long and may weigh 2.5 ounces (70-75gm)
Now, you may have begun to feel some fluttering movements as baby kicks, twists and turns.
Your baby’s legs are growing longer than his arms now and all his joints and limbs can move. His genitals may be developed enough to show on an ultrasound scan.
The bones of the middle ear have begun to harden.
Fingernails and toenails are growing.
Eyebrows are beginning to grow and even the hair, his head is sprouting.

Now your baby started practicing breathing, so he gets the hiccups. Babies don’t make any sound because their windpipe (trachea) is filled with fluid rather than air.
Your baby’s skin is so thin and translucent that you can see the blood vessels through it.
your baby’s skeletal system continues to develop. Muscle development continues too, and your baby is probably making lots of movements with his or her head, mouth, arms, wrists, hands, legs, and feet.

Your changing Body–
Symptoms when you’re 15 Weeks pregnant –
Nosebleeds, you may encounter with this. Because of increased blood volume and sensitive nasal passages.
Heartburn, gas and/or indigestion. Because baby’s growing.
An increased sex drive or libido. Sex won’t hurt the baby or threaten your pregnancy.
You may have swollen gums, because of hormones. Make sure you’re taking care of your teeth, and if problem worsens, consult with the dentist.
Being 15 weeks pregnant, you’ve started gaining weight. You may have gained between 2 kg and 4 kg, while your baby’s weight is around 70g.
Even the most organized women report that pregnancy somehow makes them forgetful, clumsy, and unable to concentrate.
Try to keep the stress in your life to a minimum, they’re only temporary.
This middle stage of pregnancy is a good time to start exercising. Visit our pregnancy fitness area for some workout ideas and advice.

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Bibliography-

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