15 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound, Belly, Fetal Development

15 Weeks Pregnant

Pregnancy in 15th week is a wonderful period of pregnancy. All the exhaustion and morning sickness are disappeared by this time. The mother’s body goes under many hormonal changes like expansion of your tummy. Many women suffer from pain and aches during this period. In order to get rid of such uneasiness try to do the pregnancy exercises regularly. The organs of the baby are fully developed by the fifteenth week of pregnancy. The risk of miscarriage is also reduced during pregnancy in 15th week. your weight will increase by 5 pounds in this week. One can also experience the swelling of mucus membrane which is caused by the increased level of estrogen.

This week need special care as the immune system is weekend at this stage. You can be prone to infections like flues and cold. Therefor, it is suggested to stay away from outside food, smoke and dust. During pregnancy in 15th week your heart increases its output to supply more oxygen, which is 20% more than pre-pregnancy time. After this week the volume of the supply of the oxygen will keep on increasing. As your body is expanding, it is advisable to wear maternity clothes.

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15 Weeks Fetal Development

Baby’s development during pregnancy in 15th week is apparent from your hormonal change. By this week the baby weighs around 1.75 ounces and 4 inches long. The reddish skin of the baby is covered by fine hair called Lanugo, which helps the baby to maintain the body temperature at a normal level. At this stage the baby can swallow food. Not only this the child can also hear sounds. Mothers can feel the movements made by baby. The baby can squint, suck the thumb, grasp and frown at this stage. In many cases the baby also develop hiccups. The leg’s are grown to and the body of the baby is longer than head.

During 15th week pregnancy period one can experience the expansion of the uterus.

You can also feel your ligaments stretching in abdomen. This stretching can result in cramps and to reduce these cramps use lotions prescribed by the doctor. Correct postures while walking, sitting and sleeping will help you avoid complications during delivery time.

15 Weeks Pregnancy Diet

Its a high time when you have to pay more attention towards your diet. Consult your doctor for some diet advise during 15 weeks pregnancy. Gaining good amount of weight at this stage is normal. But if it is exceeding than the normal weight immediately consult your doctor.