16 Weeks of Gestation

Your 16th week begins

KEY INFORMATION BOX:
  1. At 16 weeks of gestation the baby no longer fits on the screen as before, now he has to be seen in ultrasound by parts.
  2. At this stage it is already possible for the doctor to inform the baby’s gender accurately. Using chocolate tricks to shake the little baby is one of the tactics to help.
  3. The 16 weeks of pregnancy marks the fourth month of gestation, her eyelids are still closed, but she already has a certain sensitivity to light .
  4. Mom’s ill-being seems to have completely disappeared which gives way to a great disposition for everything.
  5. Your appetite may be increased at this stage as well, so it is good to redouble the care with what you are eating.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 16 WEEKS OF GESTATION

With 16 weeks of gestation you are right in the middle of the 4th gestational month and the baby no longer fits on the screen as before, now he has to be seen in ultrasound by parts and now the doctor can already speak to you if your world is pink or blue! A valid trick is to  eat chocolate 30 minutes before the ultrasound. This way your baby will be active and the probability of opening the legs increases a lot.

Baby Size

With 16 weeks of pregnancy your measurements can reach 11.6 cm and 100 grams , as it grows fast! It is already fully formed and is only growing and becoming strong for birth. Remember prenatal care is very important for you, but especially for your baby! If you haven’t started doing it yet. It’s past time!

 

The 16 weeks of pregnancy marks the fourth month of pregnancy, her eyelids are still closed, but she already has a certain sensitivity to light. Your inner ear is already fully formed and now you can hear sounds and you will soon be able to recognize the voices of Dad, Mom and closest family members and respond to stimuli.

At this stage, your eyebrows begin to appear and your lips gain a very clear outline, your muscles are already formed and fully active. Your skin is pink in color and so thin that you can see all of your veins and blood vessels

How is Mom Feeling …

With 16 weeks of pregnancy, your belly is even more round and evident, it starts to become clear that you are pregnant. The ill-being seems to have completely disappeared which gives way to a great disposition for everything. That uncontrollable first trimester sleep can give you a break from that phase as well and allow you to enjoy yourself throughout the day.

Food

Your appetite may be increased at this stage too, so it is good to redouble the care with what you are ingesting since no one wants to put on more weight than they should, right? At 16 weeks be aware of the foods you are putting on your menu and what they offer to your health and your baby’s development.

Divide your meals into small portions throughout the day so that you don’t feel hungry and are always fed healthy food. If you are not at risk in pregnancy and your obstetrician releases at 16 weeks you can start doing lighter exercises like walking. In addition to assisting your body in preparing for childbirth, it will help you to control weight gain.

Body Changes

With 16 weeks of pregnancy the changes begin, your breasts may be twice the size of when you discovered the pregnancy, this is because they are already preparing for breastfeeding. At this stage the sensitivity of the breasts that was so uncomfortable at the beginning will have disappeared, but use a bra for the appropriate size that will provide you with more safety and comfort.

External factors…

During pregnancy we tend to be very pampered, make the foods we like best and always worry about our well being. It is not abusing people’s goodwill, but why not take advantage of it? Enjoy all the treats of family and friends, because when the baby is born all the attention and cuddles will go to him!

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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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