Your Baby at 15 Weeks
In this week the size of the baby is an apple.
At week 15 of pregnancy, the baby grows fast. The skeleton develops and will become visible in ultrasound. The baby’s legs have grown longer than the arms, and all the joints and limbs can move. Genital organs have developed enough to be visible to the ultrasound, but you will have to wait a little longer to find out your child’s sex.
Although you’ve probably already gained between 2.2-4.5 pounds, the baby weighs only 70 grams and has a length from the crest to the saddle of about 10.1 cm.
Your Body at 15 Weeks
The second trimester of pregnancy is the most enjoyable period, the well-being returns. Nausea went away, and the baby is not too big to causes problems.
In the second trimester of pregnancy, specific symptoms are also present:
Breast continue to grow
Stimulated be estrogen and progesterone, the mammary gland in the breast grow larger in the second trimester of pregnancy. Although breast tenderness in the first trimester of pregnancy has improved considerably, nipple sensitivity will continue throughout the pregnancy.
Problems in the gums and nasal mucous membranes
As the circulation increases, there is a high blood flow in the mucous membranes, which will cause the mucosa of the nose and airway to congestion, with the limitation of the amount of air that is inhaled and the appearance of snoring, nasal obstruction and nasal bleeding.
Also, the gums swell, which can cause minor bleeding when you brush your teeth or use dental floss.
The second trimester of pregnancy – you will experience the most beautiful moments – you will feel for the first time that your baby is moving. Some mothers feel the first movements of their baby from 13 to 16 weeks of pregnancy. These movements are described as bubbles of air that “walk” through the belly.
Tips for an easier pregnancy
Weight gain in pregnancy is inevitable. Your child and the way he grows depends on it.
If before you get pregnant, you have a normal weight, you have probably gained nearly 2.5 pounds, and you will continue to gain about 0.5 pounds per week in the second trimester of pregnancy.
You will get adequate weight during pregnancy if you eat healthy foods and if you avoid overeating. It is easy to gain weight if you eat junk food that has an increased fat content and does not give your child the nutrients it needs.
Consider these tips:
- Replace pasta and white flour with full wheat;
- Choose to eat salad with a low fat sauce or black bean instead of burger and fries;
- Replace the cake with fruit salad;
- Choose juices with calcium and other nutrients.