At 15 weeks pregnant, your baby is the size of an apple. They weigh around 2.5 ounces and are roughly 4 inches long from head to toe. Your baby is growing rapidly now and their movements are becoming more coordinated.
This week, your baby’s bones are becoming harder and stronger as they continue to ossify. Their hair and eyebrows are also starting to grow, and they can now make facial expressions like frowning and squinting. Your baby’s digestive system is also developing rapidly, and they have started to produce meconium – the first poop that they will pass after birth.
Your baby’s nervous system is also developing quickly, and they are now able to make purposeful movements with their limbs. They may even suck their thumb! Their hearing is also improving, and they may be able to hear your voice and other sounds from outside the womb.
At 15 weeks pregnant, you may be starting to show a small baby bump. You may also notice some skin changes, like darkening of the areola and a dark line down your belly. This is called the linea nigra and is caused by hormonal changes in your body.
You may also experience some pregnancy symptoms like heartburn, constipation, and mild cramping. These are all normal and can be managed with proper nutrition and self-care.
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