What is happening in week 16 of your pregnancy? In the next few weeks, your baby will increases in inches to his length and double his weight. The baby now weighs about 2.8 ounces.
The length from crown to rump is about 4 ½ inches. During week 16 you will begin to feel fetal movement.
The baby bone has hardened making it easier to feel him or her.
The baby in the next few weeks will grow double his size. The baby is about the size of an avocado. He is about 4 ½ inches long from crown to rump. The baby weights about 3 ½ ounces.
In the beginning of the pregnancy kicks are far in between. At first you might feel several movements then suddenly for a couple of days not feel anything.
The baby’s jolts are not strong enough to feel movements so frequent even though the baby is constantly moving inside the womb.
Fundal height is generally defined as the distance from the pubic bone to the top of the uterus measured in centimeters.
It roughly corresponds to gestational age in week between 16 to 36 weeks for a vertex fetus.
The top of the uterus and pubic bone being around 16cm.
The ultrasound scan during week 16 helps you see your baby’s facial feature. You will be able to see the nose, lips, forehead, and eyes close together.
In week 16, the sonographer might be able to name the gender. Many women get the ultrasound done to detect any physical defects.
Majority of the early pregnancy symptoms are gone by week 16. There might be some lingering signs of nausea, dry mouth, and insomnia.
Additional Symptoms During Week 16:
If you find yourself feeling severe cramping, headers, fatigue,
dizziness, or abdominal pain then you should seek medical attention.
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