Pregnancy Week 15

Your baby this week

At week 15, your baby has now grown to the size of  an orange and measures about 4 inches long. This week, your baby’s weight has again doubled and is about 70 grams. Note that your baby is still small enough to fit into the palm of your hand.
At this stage, your baby is practicing how to breathe and is using the muscles in his/her tiny lungs to inhale and exhale small amounts of amniotic fluid. Other internal organs continue to function more efficiently each week.

Your body this week

Most women would have gained anywhere from 2 to 5 kilos by this week and their once flat belly will now be sticking out.

Some of the symptoms you might notice this week include;

  • Nosebleed
  • Heartburn, gas or indigestion
  • Increased sexual libido
  • Swollen or bleeding gums