12 Oct 2022 | 6 min Read
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Congrats mumma! You are already 15 weeks through your pregnancy. It’s time you start enjoying this phase and allow the happy hormones to flow. This week, your baby is about 10 cm in length and weighs approximately 50 grams. They have almost translucent skin and the outline of their blood vessels is also visible.
Your baby’s eyes are still wide apart and appear as if they are placed high up on the sides of the forehead. Your little one is also very mobile and flexible at this stage. They Can bend their elbows, wrists and knees. So watch out, they are probably already practising those karate moves in your belly!
Your baby is now able to sense light even though their eyelids are shut. If you shine a bright light on your abdomen, your baby is likely to move away from the light. The baby’s auditory canal is also developing, though they don’t respond to sound just yet. However, since your baby can hear you, it’s great to start talking to your baby.
So, if you are 15 weeks pregnant, keep reading this post to know more about the different symptoms that you will experience, and also your baby’s development and growth.
Your baby is now beginning to grow eyelashes and eyebrows And is sensitive to light.Your baby will also begin to hear around this time.
Your baby is roughly the size of an apple and measures approximately 10.1 cm from head to foot and weighs around 70 gm.
No significant symptoms surface this week. This is a good time to schedule a dental check up as your gums are likely to be puffy, swollen and may bleed due to fluctuating hormones. Your teeth will also be more prone to the buildup of plaque and tartar. A dental check up and clean up is harmless but if needed you can get additional treatment as well.
A cute baby bump is making its appearance fast! If you wear snug clothes now, your 15 weeks pregnant bump is easily noticeable. It’s important that you only wear clothes you’re comfortable in.
Talking to your baby may seem a little odd at first but you’ll get used to it eventually. After all, this exercise will help you feel connected with your baby. You can also read to your baby, describe what you are doing or even sing to them.
It’s also important that the baby’s father talks to them. It may be tough to convince your partner to talk to your tummy, but tell them that’s the way your baby will be able to recognise their voice.
Other sounds that your baby is hearing inside are those of your heartbeat, the swirling of the amniotic fluid and your digestive tract processing food.
Swollen and bleeding gums are among the common signs of 15 weeks pregnancy or pregnancy month 4 that you are likely to experience.
You can now opt for Multiple Marker Screen Test (MMST) and Amniocentesis which can identify genetic diseases such as neural tube defects, chromosomal abnormalities, and others. Although it is generally thought to be risk-free, discuss the test with your doctor before deciding whether or not you want to undergo this scan.
Here are some self care tips and checklists for leading the healthiest life possible during your 15 weeks pregnancy.
While some women feel the movement of their baby at 15 weeks pregnant, others do not until 20 or 22 weeks.
Your baby is positioned in the amniotic sac in the uterus..
Your baby has been busy growing a soft layer of hair, called “lanugo”, all over their body.
Pains on the side of your belly as the womb expands, headaches, nosebleeds, feeling bloated and constipation.
You will mostly receive the results of your double, triple or quadruple marker tests by now. These tests measure various hormone levels in your body. If the results appear abnormal or if you’re above 35 years in age or have a genetic history of chromosomal abnormalities, your doctor may suggest a more invasive test called amniocentesis or Chorionic villus sampling (CVS). These tests carry a 5% risk of miscarriage so understand the pros and cons before you undergo them.
You may also receive some unsolicited advice during this time. People will tell you that staring at cute, fair baby pictures will give you a baby just like the ones in them. How your baby looks entirely depends on genetics. So stare all you want at baby pictures, if it makes you happy. However, be rest assured that your baby will be adorable, no matter what.
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