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Look who`s born! Show all comments
Week 16 starts on day 112 and goes up to day 119.
It is your 17e pregnancy week.

Length of your baby: 15 centimeter / 5.9 inches
Weight of your baby: 120 gram / 4.2 ozs

From this period on your baby will be able to distinguish between dark and light and although his eyes are still closed, like you he can tell the difference from night and day.

Urinary Infections

During the time of your pregnancy you are more likely to develop cystitis as your growing uterus puts pressure on your bladder making you feel the need to urinate more frequently. It is more likely that urine is left in your bladder making it susceptible to the germs and bacteria which cause inflammation. Additional sources of infection are the increased amounts of nutrients now present in your urine.

Progesterone replaces hCG

Starting this week the pregnancy hormones (hCG) will steadily be replaced by progesterone which can make your body weaker and your bowels sleepy. This can result in harder stools and constipation due to an accumulation of matter which the bowels take longer to process and excrete. It is important to maintain a healthy and varied diet with plenty of fiber to ensure this doesn't lead to the development of hemorrhoids.

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aztlandreams (49.6 days ago)
I am now 16 weeks 1 day as of today (03/06/17). Have my first ultra sound this upcoming Thursday! Excited. Had just found out last week I was pregnant. Had not nauseous or vomiting symptoms. Sensitive breast and backache, but thought sensitivity was due to my period about to start. We are happy. My 2nd child after 22 years WOW.


Mammabear04 (286.9 days ago)
@Martinique - “@Mammabear04 - “@j...„
I am having a girl about time I have 4 boys this is it tho I am done making babys lol


rika82 (290.9 days ago)
@borngreat - “@rika82 - “@Martin...„
Thanks same to you


borngreat (295 days ago)
@rika82 - “@Martinique - “@ri...„
Hey Rika82. Congrats to you on 16weeks too




borngreat (295 days ago)
Exactly 16 weeks today. Going for US tomorrow. Hoping to get the sex hahaha. Can`t wait


rika82 (295.7 days ago)
@Martinique - “@rika82 - “Exactly...„
Have to wait until July 28th baby was too small to tell


Martinique (296.9 days ago)
@rika82 - “Exactly 16 weeks wil...„
I am 16weeks I hope to find out what the baby is too


Martinique (296.9 days ago)
@Mammabear04 - “@janisha - “I`m 16...„
I am to all ready have 4boys1girl


rika82 (299.9 days ago)
Exactly 16 weeks will have an ultrasound done tomorrow hopefully they can tell the gender


MaliCarro (300.4 days ago)
I am 16 weeks and 5 days! It`s so exciting!


new mum (333.5 days ago)
I am 17 weeks and I have just found out I am having twins
this is my first pregnancy.


courtneymatcek (359.9 days ago)
FOUND OUT THIS MORNING THRU THE BLOOD TESTING... ITS A LIL GIRL... AFTER 3 MISCARRIAGES AND PRAYING FOR A HEALTHY BABY I AM FINALLY BLESSED. I HOPED FOR A LITTLE BOY BUT A LITTLE GIRL IS SUCH A BLESSING. MY STEPDAUGHTER ASKED FOR A LIL SISTER. SO FUNNY HOW THEY GET WHAT THEY WANT.


jaqalack (368.6 days ago)
I`m 16 weeks and 4 days, first time mother. I find out the gender on May 1st I`m so excited. I also have almost no symptoms never have I had morning sickness, but at the beginning any dairy makes me sick but now I can`t go a day without at least two glasses of milk. I`m also always tired. I`m 16 but will be 17 in August two months before my due date in October. I`m pretty scared but excited. and trust me school and my baby are my #1 priorities.


Mammabear04 (374.5 days ago)
@janisha - “I`m 16 weeks and 4 d...„
Congratulations I am about to becom a 5th time mom


Mammabear04 (374.5 days ago)
They make it soud so great and fun don`t they:worried


janisha (383.1 days ago)
I`m 16 weeks and 4 days.. don`t know what I`m having but I can say I`m very excited for this is my first just cant help but wonder what I`m having.. boy or girl lol p.s
frist time mother


Danish (383.2 days ago)
16 weeks today.. Expecting a girl :)


DeeNice (396.8 days ago)
Just found out I`m having a boy yay!! After 2 girls... 3rd times the charm :)


Rubi (397.9 days ago)
I find out what I`m having next week march 31st 2016 no symptoms just tired thank goodness this will be my 3rd child and I am afraid and praying for a boy since I have two lovely ladies back home.


Peter (404.8 days ago)


ieshafall (437 days ago)
Almost 17 weeks and I`m excited. My third and my husband first. He wants me to be cautious at all times. I stay in the doctor office because I`m scared as usual. I`m over protective of my already two boys but now I am having a girl. I just keepnoraying and leave it up to God. I got married 4 months ago and our baby came from love. This is our last one. Very different pregnancy as well. God got this. I pray for all the moms a healthy bundle of joy.


wife29 (452.4 days ago)
I`m 16 weeks how can you tell if i`m having a girl or a boy i`m caring in the middle and also this is my 4th child i haven`t felt any kicking but also i haven`t had an ultersound either


Rainbow-babyMay (504.5 days ago)
Oops! accidentally hit post! We found out 2 weeks ago through a blood test.. I would have to wait until my anatomy u/s 12-30 if we didn`t. And the anticipation would be making me crazy, so I sympathize with all of you!! I have a boy who`s 8.. Very excited to have a girl this time. I knew she was a girl though bc she felt lighter & so peaceful.. I have a Doppler to check the HR at home. It really gives me peace of mind after 2 MC`s.. Plus I`m a nurse, so it`s good for me to practice my skills :) I thank God everyday for this blessing & pray she is born healthy!!! So far, everything looks great & all genetic screenings came back negative. Good luck to everyone!


Rainbow-babyMay (504.5 days ago)
I found out we`re having a little girl


ASHZX6R (534.9 days ago)
@SamanthaWaldrop1234 - “I`m a little new to ...„
I went through extreme depression with my first child. It was mainly because I was away in college away from family, in an abusive relationship, and extremely broke. Long story short I was pretty much sad the entire pregnancy but I always prayed for my Lil one. I prayed that my child would come out to be the opposite of how I was feeling while I was carrying him.i prayed that he would never be alone, never be depressed, and have the strength and courage I didn`t. I prayed many things of my child. I kid you not he came out the happiest baby you would ever see. At 6 and a half he is still full of joy, intelligent, strong, everything I prayed for and more. He gave me the strength to leave that abusive relationship. And my husband raises him as his own. He loves his dad, he knows he isn`t the biological father but that`s good father. He saysi love you dad to him all the time. I am now 16 weeks and 3 days pregnant with baby number 2. My son and husband are super excited. So am I try to think positive, this to shall pass. Good luck with everything. I pay the best for your family




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