What to Expect When You are 16 Weeks Pregnant

Summary: When you are 16 weeks pregnant you body will go through a lot of rapid changes. The baby is now growing rapidly and you might be able to feel it move for the first time.

When you are 16 weeks pregnant you would most likely be feeling a lot better. At this time you will have comfortably settled into your pregnancy. You would have less nausea and mood swings. You skin would also be glowing at this point which would contribute to your overall good mood. Basically, you should be feeling great! However, don’t be worried if some symptoms still exist. Every woman experiences pregnancy in her own unique way. Each pregnancy is different, and just because your symptoms persist for a longer time, does not necessarily mean that something is wrong.

16 weeks pregnant symptoms

16 weeks pregnant baby

When you are 16 weeks pregnant, you might also experience one of the most wonderful things about your pregnancy. At this point in time you might be able to feel your baby move for the first time. Women usually report to experiencing a fluttering sensation like butterflies in their belly. However, each woman experiences this differently. Some may feel flutters while others experience a quickening, gas bubbles or even a sensation of popping popcorn. Some women can only feel this when they are lying down. But don’t be worried if you cannot feel your baby move. First-time mothers often don’t feel their baby move till they are 16 to 18 weeks along. Again, it is important to remember that pregnancy is different for every woman. So what you feel might be very different but it does not necessarily indicate that anything is wrong.

To know what your baby looks like when you are 16 weeks pregnant, you can look on the Internet. Every baby grows and develops at a different rate, so it is hard to pinpoint changes for certain. However, the Web does provide great pictures that would give you a general idea about what your baby would look like. The baby is now 4.5 inches tall and weighs 3.5 ounces. The eyes have now moved more toward the front of the head and the ears have also moved into their correct position. The baby is now about the size of an avocado. The growth and changes in the baby are now occurring at a fast rate. The head is more erect and the patterning of the scalp has begun. The baby now has toenails and the heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood through the body every day. An ultrasound at this point might reveal a more detailed picture of what you baby look like.

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