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16 Weeks pregnant

Week 16 starts on day 112 and goes up to day 119. It is your seventeenth pregnancy week.


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

Your pregnancy at 16 weeks 

 

What's happening with mum

Most women begin to feel movement around the 16 to 20 week mark so you might be detecting some small rumblings. These are known as flutters or quickenings.

You are probably starting to see your baby belly now and in this second trimester you will gain more weight as your baby really starts to grow.

It is a good idea especially now to get as much rest as possible with your legs elevated. Varicose veins can rear their ugly heads as blood vessels are compressed by your growing uterus so make sure to stretch and move them regularly.

 

What's happening with baby

Baby's length is now approxomately 4.5 inches and he weighs about 3.5 oz. and has eyes and ears that work perfectly, recognising dark and light through closed eyelids and sounds. 

It is important at this time to talk to baby in order that they recognise your voice. Singing or reading gently can be soothing for baby.

Although baby's skeleton will remain flexible to make progress through the birth canal during labour easier, they will now begin to firm up, changing from cartilage to actual bone.

 

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  • Lyndsy lou

    So excited to be 16 weeks!!! Little over a week and I should be able too find out if baby is a boy or girl!!!

  • Amanda Smith

    @aztlandreams - “I am now 16 weeks 1 ...„
    Congratulations.. my eldest was 20 last week I have a almost 3 year old haha and this one on the way xx are you excited

  • aztlandreams

    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

    @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

    @borngreat - “@rika82 - “@Martin...„
    Thanks same to you

  • borngreat

    @rika82 - “@Martinique - “@ri...„
    Hey Rika82. Congrats to you on 16weeks too

  • borngreat

    Exactly 16 weeks today. Going for US tomorrow. Hoping to get the sex hahaha. Can`t wait

  • rika82

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

  • Martinique

    @rika82 - “Exactly 16 weeks wil...„
    I am 16weeks I hope to find out what the baby is too

  • Martinique

    @Mammabear04 - “@janisha - “I`m 16...„
    I am to all ready have 4boys1girl

  • rika82

    Exactly 16 weeks will have an ultrasound done tomorrow hopefully they can tell the gender

  • new mum

    I am 17 weeks and I have just found out I am having twins
    this is my first pregnancy.

  • courtneymatcek

    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

    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

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

  • Mammabear04

    They make it soud so great and fun don`t they:worried

  • janisha

    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

    16 weeks today.. Expecting a girl :)

  • DeeNice

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

  • Rubi

    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.


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If you are 16 pregnant your due date is from Monday, 29 October 2018 through Sunday, 4 November 2018.


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