Pregnancy Week 16
Thoughts and life are now very much about pregnancy. It can be difficult for
the people around you to understand everything that is going on in your body.
Then it can be nice to meet other pregnant women. If you do not know anyone else
who is expecting children, there are many meeting points online. It can be nice
to be in the company of others who go through the same things to complain about
the inconvenience or sigh brought over small baby clothes.
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continues to practice breathing movements, it can hold its own hand and wiggle
its toes. The development of brown fat starts. It should, among other things,
help the child to keep warm after birth. Several layers of fat settle on the
body during the last trimester.
The fetus now weighs about 140 g.
Pregnancy Week 15
Now you can soon notice the first fetal movements. Some think it reminds a
bit of muscle twitching, others think it feels like butterflies in the stomach.
Mothers who have previously had children often notice these movements a few
weeks earlier than firstborns, because they know what they are feeling. For
firstborns it is not uncommon for them not to know the movements of the fetus
until it has been just over twenty weeks.
The first muscle movements of the fetus are not intentionally controlled. The
movements start now and the fetus exercises the muscles daily. The fetus can
hold the head upright and has several different facial expressions. It empties
the bladder about every forty minutes.
The fetus weighs approximately 85 g and is 16 cm long. Now you may be able to
see the fetus's gender via ultrasound.
Seat belt during pregnancy
You should always wear a seat belt, even when you are pregnant. The seat belt
protects both you and the unborn child. The most common cause of fetal deaths in
car accidents is that the mother dies.
Pregnancy Week 14
Besides the fact that stressful mood swings are common, many people notice
that they become more inattentive. You forget things easier, and it can be
difficult to keep the concentration up. You can take comfort in the fact that it
is only temporary. The heart now pumps out about 20% more blood than before
pregnancy - this to provide both you and the fetus with sufficient amounts of
oxygen. In most people, the stomach is starting to become clear now, and it's
not just you who notice it anymore. Invest in comfortable jogging pants or
maternity clothes. Do not squeeze yourself in too small or tight clothing.
The ears move from the neck to the head and sit almost in the right place.
The head is no longer that big in relation to the rest of the body. The muscles
continue to develop and the fetus can, for example, tie the fist. The skin is
developing and is thin and translucent. The fetus has a well-developed hearing,
and listens to the soothing, yet powerful, sounds from the mother's heart and
The fetus now weighs about 70 g.
Pregnancy Week 13
The uterus now begins to rise above the pelvis and the pressure on the
bladder begins to decrease. Exercise during pregnancy is healthy, both for you
and the fetus. Pregnants who exercise experience pregnancy and childbirth as
easier than those who do not exercise. In addition, those who exercise better
self-esteem, gain less weight and experience fewer complications. Mild to
moderate physical activity prevents pregnancy poisoning. If you are used to
exercise, you can continue as usual, but do not take in more than 60-70 percent
of your maximum capacity. If you are not used to exercising, then it is not time
to start running marathons. You can start exercising now, but take it easy. Ask
for advice at the gym if you go on one. They can advise which exercises you
should avoid. You should avoid martial arts, handball, football and extreme
sports. Read more about this here.
The entire skeleton has been formed, but much is cartilage. The process that
will make the cartilage harder, ie to the bone, lasts until the birth. Head hair
and eyebrows are created and in addition the fetus receives a thin layer of fine
hair all over the body. It is called lanugo and protects the body from scratches
and damage. The hair remains up until just before birth. The fetus begins to
produce hormones and it practices "breathing" amniotic fluid through the lungs.
The fetus is about 11 cm long and weighs 50 g.