15 Weeks of Gestation

Your 15th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 15 weeks of gestation, the baby can measure 10.1 cm and weigh about 70 grams . He can already perceive light through the skin.
  2. The fetal genital tubercle is almost formed and it is possible to make guesses about sex during the ultrasound.
  3. With 15 weeks of pregnancy, his fingers are already formed and separated, the baby can suck his fingers, especially the thumb.
  4. At this stage, most mothers already have a very prominent tummy compared to other weeks.
  5. The baby can move around a lot , sometimes mommy feels like a little fish moving around inside, other times it can just be a different feeling.
  6. You live the best moment of your life and even with discomfort and pain everything is worth it.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 15 WEEKS OF GESTATION

At 15 weeks of gestation, the baby can measure 10.1 cm and weigh about 70 grams. He can already see the light through his skin, funny, but it’s true! The sensation they have is the same as when we close our eyes and see the light through the eyelid. The  taste buds start to form , the legs start to get longer than your arms.

Baby Development

At this stage of the 15 weeks, it becomes easier to identify the sex, as the fetal development of it is very fast. The  fetal genital tubercle  is almost formed and it is possible to make guesses about sex during the ultrasound. Its joints are fully formed which allows the baby to move from side to side without stopping and to move from position as many times as he wants, since he still has a lot of space.

With 15 weeks of pregnancy, his fingers are already formed and separated, the baby can suck his fingers, especially the thumb. This scene can be seen with a lot of luck during the ultrasound, as well as the baby playing with his little foot. This phase is natural for the baby to start to have hiccups, but it is almost impossible for mom to feel it yet.

How is Mom Feeling …

At this stage, most mothers already have a very prominent belly compared to other weeks. In fact, from 15 weeks onwards, the belly will become more prominent every day and every time you go somewhere, you should have your rights of pregnant women respected and guaranteed. This should happen from the clear positive, but with the belly a little bigger, it becomes easier and less painful for people to notice and do their part.

Pain in Mom

At 15 weeks of pregnancy, some moms may begin to experience pelvic pain and also on the sides of the belly and back. This sensation can be frightening but this is very normal. The muscles are loosening so that the  belly can stretch and the uterus to expand . The accommodation of the uterus can be painful, for some more and for others less.

The baby can move around a lot, sometimes mommy feels like a little fish moving around inside, other times it can just be a different feeling. But rest assured that your baby is very active at this stage due to his fetal development. Moms with second or more pregnancies can start feeling their babies well before first-time moms, since  the initial sensation of movement is very subtle. Your normal clothes are getting tighter and weirder at this stage.

Perhaps it is time to renew the wardrobe with pieces for pregnant women or even with larger pieces such as dresses and gowns that can be used even after the baby is born. With 15 weeks of gestation, your body is already quite different, you can already see the prominence. She already looks like a mother!

External factors…

For the world it is just another pregnant woman, but for you, it is a unique moment and you are special. You live the best moment of your life and even with discomfort and pain everything is worth it when you hear in a prenatal consultation that little heart beating fast saying “I’m here and beating because of you”. Being a mother is amazing and after winning 9 months of total transformations, everything is worth it !!

Photos: Orlando Tabias Jr, Think Female

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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