By 15 weeks there is 20% more blood circulating in your body and therefore also more blood circulating around your pelvic area.
With all these changes to your body, you can expect to notice a number of changes. These include:
- More vaginal discharge called “leucorrhoea” which is milky fluid.
- Unexpected nose and gum bleeds.
Some helpful eating hints
Some women experience heartburn and indigestion when eating a large amount of food at once and find eating several small meals throughout the day help.
- Make sure you prepare plenty of nutritious snacks as you do get hungrier during pregnancy.
- Snacking 30 minutes before exercise can supply energy and power
- Bananas contain high amounts of potassium and are an excellent food choice during pregnancy
- Try a hard-boiled egg for protein.
What is happening with my baby at 15-16 weeks?
Your baby is now the size of an apple or pear and weighs about 70 – 80 grams, and the body is now growing faster than the head.
Your baby is also working on coordinating breathing, sucking and swallowing motions and if you are having an ultrasound at this time, you might be lucky enough to see your baby sucking its thumb or having bouts of hiccups (seriously cute!)
Your baby now has full movement in all limbs and joints.