Pregnancy Week 15


Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces. He’s busy moving amniotic fluid through his nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in his lungs begin to develop. His legs are growing longer than her arms now, and he can move all of his joints and limbs. Although his eyelids are fused shut, he can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, he's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but he is forming taste buds.

The bones of the inner ear also begin to harden so around this point in your pregnancy your baby will start to hear and he will be able to hear your voice from outside the womb, when he’s born he will be able to recognize your voice.

Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to ‘’hide his/her sex’’.

By around the 15th week of pregnancy most women have developed a little bump and are beginning to show’, so it’s no longer possible to hide the fact that you are pregnant. At this stage your cloth may not fit properly again. If you decide to go shopping, look for cloths that will grow with you such as elasticated waists or waists that fit under your bump and may have a support band on top.

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