15 Weeks Pregnant

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If you are pregnant and at around the 15 weeks mark, your baby is about 4- inches in length (crown-to-rump) and weighs a little over 2 ounces. Your baby can move around in the amniotic fluid and may feel like fluttering sensations or even a gas bubble to you. If you cant feel anything now, that’s normal since most women don’t notice any movements until closer to the 18th week.

Eyebrows and eyelashes are present and the hair on your baby’s head is getting thicker. Your baby’s skin is still very thin and transparent, making the blood vessels underneath clearly visible. The development of your baby’s genitals has been continuing and they are now nearing the point where they could be identified by ultrasound.

Your uterus is just popping up above the pubic bone. You are at a very in-between stage right now and your favorite pair of jeans may not fit anymore, especially around the waist. Your uterus is easily felt and your doctor or midwife will use its position to check the progress of your pregnancy, measuring the distance from the top of your pubic bone to the top of the fundus.

Your breasts are already beginning to form colostrum in preparation for your baby’s birth. Colostrum is the thin yellowish fluid that usually feeds your baby the first few days after birth- before your milk comes in, although some pregnant women may notice a little leaking out throughout their pregnancy, especially towards their due date.

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