The 15th Week of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Week by Week – The 15th Week of Pregnancy

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At 15th Week of Pregnancy, your body is finally able to show signs of pregnancy, but here’s what’s really going on with your baby and the common symptoms to expect at this week.

 

What to expect at 15 weeks pregnant? What’s happening inside your body?

At the 15th week of pregnancy, you’re in the second trimester. You may experience more energetic at this stage if you’d been experiencing some morning sickness and nausea at the early stages of pregnancy.  You may also experience the following symptoms:

  • Heartburn

You may experience a noticeable increase in your appetite and you’re probably feeling some heartburn.

  • Itchy Skin

You may, also, notice that your skin is feeling a little itchy on your growing bump, don’t worry this is caused by your skin stretching.

  • Visible Veins

Visible veins are also a normal side effect of the increased blood flow during pregnancy.

  • Dizziness

The Progesterone increases the flow of your blood making you feel dizzy or faint. In this case, just lie down and as soon as you feel better, get something to eat!

  • Cramps

As the muscles that support your uterus are stretching, you might notice pains and cramps on the lower sides of your body.

  • Nose Bleeding

Nose bleeding is another normal symptom, at this stage, because of the combination of increased blood volume and sensitive nasal passages.

  • Increased Sex Drive

Now that your energy is back, you’ll notice increased sex drive and more energetic as well.

  • Shortness of Breath

At 15 weeks pregnant, you may notice shortness of breath because your lungs are not expanding enough to get a full breath.

How big is your baby at 15 weeks pregnant?

At 15 weeks pregnant, your baby is, now,  as big as an orange measuring about 4 inches and weighing around 2.5 ounces.

 

What’s happening with your baby?

Your baby is still tiny but there is a lot happening during this week. By now your baby’s taste buds are totally formed and functioning, additionally, he/she may also start to sense bright light outside your tummy. Your baby is covered with fine hair all over their body (called lungo) which will disappear sometime before the birth.

15 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound!

15 weeks pregnant ultrasound’s image can show your baby’s swallowing, moving their arms or sucking their tiny thumbs. At this point,  the doctor may also perform a fetal Doppler to learn more about your baby’s heartbeat. Surprisingly, your baby’s heart is able to make around 150 beats per minute and pumps about 28 liters of blood.

 

you can see your baby’s external sexual organs.

The 15th Week of Pregnancy Checklist:

  • Eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables
  • Include meals with extra nutrients like protein, calcium, folic acid, and other vitamins.
  • Include walking or pilates in your routine
  • Yoga pregnancy is a good idea
  • Pamper yourself

 

When to call the doctor?

Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms in your second trimester of pregnancy as the could be seriously critical at this stage of pregnancy

  • Severe cramping
  • Vaginal spotting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Shortness of breath that gets worse!

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Post Author: Pregnancy House

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