Pregnancy Week 16: Physical Development

Your uterus is around the size of a papaya and is well out of the pelvic cavity by now, about halfway towards your navel. Yor pregnancy is definitely showing now - how exciting!

If you started your pregnancy at an ideal weight then you should gain around 10-12 kilos throughout your pregnancy. Bear in mind that this weight gain may not be proportional. You may gain just 2 kilos in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy and the rest in the short period after.

Do not start eating foods which are calorie-dense and nutritionally poor just to gain weight though! Weight gain in the mother does not necessarily mean weight gain in the baby, so just stick to eating healthy foods.



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Comments (26)

Jasmin Anas

This is so well written.



Abhilasha Contractor

This is just in time


weight gain weight too not increase so much just 3 to 4 kgs

Debolina Mukherjee

I have gained only 3kgs.

Manisha Jawalge

This is just in time

Darshini Desai

This is exactly what I was looking for.

Dr shikha siddharth

Exactly same...very helpful


This is just in time

sagar gawali

good to know

Priyanka Jain

Sounds like so much fun.

chandani pathak

I don't understand sb esi comment q likhte he ""sounds like so much fun "";; Kya matalab h iska me abhi Tak samaj nahi payi bahot se.. article me ese comments padhe but q likhte he samaj m nahi aata...pls anyone explain me..


I wish I knew this before

St Antonio

I wish I knew this before

Purva Korhalkar Shetty

I wish I knew this before


It’s’s my 4th month running of pregnancy...but m loosing my weight day by day...m getting too much weak...m really’s really bad symptoms of pregnancy??? Plz let me know???

Priyanka Ghosh

important information thanks for that

Brenda Chibale Phiri

It helped me in understanding about the signs I feel

Priya Mulye

I wish I knew this before


This is so well written.

Vidya Modekar

This is just in time


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Smita Singh

This is so well written.

Vinita Rajwanshi

Thanku so much
I m too exited

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