Isn't it amazing to think about how many skills the
fetus has acquired during pregnancy? Now the fetus can
already suck, swallow, pee, do breathing exercises and
The fetus in week 16
The fetus is now fourteen weeks old. It now weighs
about 135 grams and is about 16 cm from the butt to the
head. The size of the fetus is as large as your hand.
Over the next few weeks, the weight will double.
Sucking, swallowing, peeing, breathing and moving are
now part of the routine of the fetus. Amniotic fluid is
swallowed and thrown back into the amniotic fluid, and
waste material is now collected in the intestine.
The fetal bones are now longer than the arms, and
organ development is almost complete now. The fetal
movements have become more coordinated. The skeleton
begins to store a calcium, and is fully developed now.
The fetus begins to learn an important and familiar
movement, which is to suck on the fingers. Inside the
uterus, the fetus is still viable.
Being pregnant in week 16
The stomach is starting to appear clearly now in many
people. D one will obviously depend on your body type
and are thus individually. The hormones can make your
mucous membranes a little swollen, which can result in
stuffy noses, especially just before bedtime. Visit Bestaah
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Sweat production increases and can lead to fungal
infection; k box in the vagina and movements in the
abdomen. The body gets tired more quickly when it is in
motion, and it is quite natural to become more
breathless than normal.
The movements of the fetus may be felt in some this
week, but this may vary depending on whether you are a
first-time nurse or not. First-time mothers may find it
more difficult to feel signs of life from the child than
those who have previously given birth.
Good tips for week 16
- Share your experiences with other pregnant women
and ask them for advice.
- Set aside time, for example, to lie down, and
lie completely still, to feel small movements from
- Start thinking about whether or not to use an
Things to think about
At this stage you will notice a big change in
feelings and thoughts. Feelings of sadness and bad
conscience can arise, as well as different types of
dreams about the child waiting. It is important to find
your own way of dealing with this. There is no right
Soon it's time for ultrasound. This is about week
18-20 of pregnancy. Remember that not everyone has to
know the gender of the child, you can also let it be a
surprise. Seeing the ultrasound image of the little
creature can be very rewarding!
Usual pregnancy signs in week 16
- Emotional changes
- Increased sweat production
- Movements of the fetus in the stomach
- More breathlessness than before, when in motion