15'th Week of Pregnancy

15 week Pregnant
  • Now that you have approached 15th week of pregnancy, you would have got accustomed to several of problems and concerns. Cheer up! The coming days will bring you more peace and harmony!

Changes in You
  • The womb will grow up out of your pelvis and you may have a neat and noticeable bump below your belly button. Your milk glands may already be kicking into production and your body would have started making colostrums, a protein-rich fluid that is great for your baby.

    In case, you have regular contractions (more than four an hour), or say uncomfortable pelvic pressure, or if you find yourself discharging lots of fluids or mucus, feel free to contact your health care provider.

Changes in Your Baby
  • Your baby is growing, growing and growing! The baby is about 4 to 4.5 inch long. Try to sneak in and see him/her wince and grimace! For it is at this stage that the facial muscles are developing and flexing. Also, your baby's intestines have moved farther into the baby's body. It is also seen that the baby's pancreas begins to produce insulin, a hormone which turns sugar into energy.

Tips and Precautions
  • Antenatal schedules should be once every month however the Doctor's advice is better followed. The Doctor can examine you and give insight into the position of the baby. An elevated fundal height can indicate breech presentation, while a smaller fundal height can indicate a sideways position. Never bother about the fundus you would be knowing it from your good Doctor. Breech can be put as buttocks of the baby.

    The partner has much larger role to play in convincing you. Summary of pregnancy to the father. He should pat you in your low downs. The mood swings and headaches persist have more of psychological component.

    It is best to begin sleeping on your side now. This is the most comfortable and healthy sleeping position. The easiest way to begin sleeping on your side is to use several extra pillows. Always remember any changes you feel and notice are to be informed to the Doctor during your antenatal visit.

    Remember about the nutrition and weight gain, as your baby's growth is at its maximum now. You need around 300k cal extra (2500k cal) than what you usually need when non pregnant (2200 k cal).

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