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23 July 2011 2 Comments

Pregnancy Week 16 Pregnancy Week by Week – Pregnancy Calendar


You are going to begin to feel the baby move around this time. It is certainly going to occur if you’re a multipara (someone who has had a previous child) or if you’re very slim. Normally you may come to feel your baby move about a month prior to when you did in a previous being pregnant, simply because you really know what you really feel. It’s not unusual for first-time moms to not identify baby movements before 22-24 weeks. These kind of 1st movements are known as “quickening“. They might also be utilized in helping to determine your due date.

How your baby’s growing:

Your Baby
By pregnancy week 16 your baby is more than 4.5 inches long and may weigh almost 3 ounces. Using an ultrasound you might be able to tell if your baby is a girl or boy at this point, but it’s still a bit early.

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he’s about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren’t recognizable yet. He’s even started growing toenails. And there’s a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Fetal Movements at 16 Weeks Pregnant
baby week 16Sometime between 16 and 22 weeks pregnant, you will start to feel your baby move inside your belly. These subtle first kicks may feel like fish swimming in your stomach or butterflies. Some women even confuse them with hunger pains or gas.

If you’ve never been pregnant before, you may not realize what you’re feeling is actually your baby for several more weeks. First-time pregnant women don’t notice their baby’s first kicks until around 18 to 22 weeks pregnant. For second-time mothers, you might feel the first fetal movements earlier – possibly as early as 16 weeks pregnant.

At 16 weeks pregnant, it should be too very early for you to definitely begin keeping track of your baby’s kicks. Fetal movements are not strong enough yet. Your baby is indeed moving around, kicking and punching plenty, you won’t always feel them. But once your baby’s movements become more regular and they get stronger in the latter part of your second trimester, you’ll want to pay attention to them. Let your doctor know right away if you notice a decrease or a change in your baby’s activity level. This might signal something is wrong.

Until your baby’s movements are strong enough, enjoy spending this time with your developing baby. Relax and enjoy your second trimester.

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  • neeti said:

    in pregancy sex of child is seen in 16 week but when its confirm the gender of baby

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