• Week 15

Week 15

Your Baby:

The hair on your baby's head is growing and around its small body also, there is also fine hair (called lanugo) to protect it against the exposure to amniotic fluid. Your baby's skin is so thin that if you could see inside its belly, you would see the formation of the small blood vessels beneath it. Some babies may be starting to suck their thumbs. Your baby starts to move through the space where the amniotic fluid surrounds it, which allows to exercise its muscles as well. May be your baby begins to make movements with head, mouth, arms, and other extremities.

Baby weight now: 110 gm

Baby size now: 14 cm

 

Your Body

Each week you will notice changes in your body and your mood, do not worry, you may become more forgetful or confused, it is normal, stay calm because these symptoms are temporary.

Your body continues to produce more blood this month, it is important that you ingest enough iron in your diet to endure the production rate of red blood cells and prevent anemia. The blood production can cause swelling of the mucous membranes and cause you a stuffy nose or nosebleeds. It is time to perform soft or moderate exercise, such as walking, yoga or swimming.

 

Tips:

During weeks 15 and 20, an ultrasound should be done, depending on your health and the baby, your specialist can make it before or after this period. A device called transducer, it is placed above your belly, that produces high frequency sound waves to create echoes and converts it to visual images of the baby and so it can detect: Birth defects in the early months of pregnancy, the exact date of delivery, the amount of amniotic fluid, Position of placenta, the heartbeat of the baby, sex of the baby (if the ultrasound is done between weeks 16 and 20). We know that some women are concerned about the safety of ultrasound, but the studies that have been conducted in recent years have shown us that there is no evidence of damage or harmful effects on the baby, but if you have doubts about the procedure, consult your doctor.

 

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