Week 15 of Your Pregnancy

14 weeks pregnant

182

Days to go

70

gms
Keep going. You’ll find something useful below.

Pregnancy Symptoms

Few of the symptoms which you may notice at fifteen weeks are:

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Increased Sex Drive

Towards the ending of the first semester and the starting of the second semester, many pregnant women experience an increase in sex drive. While part of it is due to your changing hormone levels, an increased blood flow to the pelvic area also results in an increased sex drive. For most pregnant women, sex during pregnancy is safe. However, in certain cases, women may need to abstain. You can talk to your gynaecologist to know whether sex will be safe for you during this period.

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Weight Gain

Weight gain is common during pregnancy and is a healthy symptom. Your little bean is growing, your hunger pangs are causing you to eat more and the hormones also contribute to your weight gain. Too much or too little weight gain may be concerning. You can check with your gynecologist to understand apt weight gain for each week and each month of pregnancy.

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Gingivitis

Many pregnant women develop tooth problems during pregnancy. Fators such as acidity and morning sickness result in the damage of tooth enamel and gum problems. Women craving sweets and junk foods during pregnancy also develop tooth-related issues. Pregnancy gingivitis is the common medical term that refers to these problems

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Round Ligament Pain

Your uterus is supported by ligaments which experience pressure due to the growing uterus. This pressure results in ligament pain and for women this pain will continue till delivery.

Baby's Development

How big is your baby?

Baby’s Length: 4 inches(10 cm)
Baby’s Weight: 70gms .

Baby’s Hands

Baby’s hands find their way to their mouth and it might look like they might be yawning or breathing. Your baby only sleeps for a few minutes at a time at this stage. However later in pregnancy, they’ll start sleeping for longer stretches. Try to notice a pattern or routine emerging which will help you know when your baby is awake or sleeping in your womb.

Baby’s Intestines:

This week your baby’s intestines have moved back into the abdomen from the umbilical cord. There’s enough room to accommodate them now in the abdomen.

Baby’s Vocal Chords:

Baby’s little vocal cords have already started to develop. Can you hear them already? No, you will have to wait till birth to hear your lemon’s sweet voice.

Others:

The kidneys are starting to produce urine and release it into the amniotic fluid.

The spleen is busy producing red blood cells which will carry oxygen throughout the body.

Your's Changing Body

Stretch marks appear in the form of depressed stripes and can be seen in the belly, hips, breasts, and lower back of the pregnant woman. Stretch marks are a common occurrence and they can appear at any point during pregnancy.
As the pregnancy advances, the skin starts expanding due to the immense weight increase.

The increasing blood flow during pregnancy put extra pressure on your blood vessels result in varicose veins. While they can strike at any time, they bulge and grow as the pregnancy progresses. In some pregnant women, they subside within a few days. In most cases, varicose veins are not a concern. But if they get troublesome, you can always consult your gynecologist.

You must be feeling extremely tired and sleepy all the time. Getting up from the bed may feel like a chore. But remember, this is not laziness. Your hormones are all haywire and your body is working extra hard to nourish the little bean within you. Eating healthy, staying hydrated, taking quick power naps, and doing small exercises can help deal with this symptoms

If you are experiencing dizzy spells during pregnancy, this happens due to the hormone progesterone. This hormone causes more blood flow to the uterus to support your growing bean. As a result, the blood flow to your brain reduces, your blood pressure reduces, and you will experience dizziness and this is normal during pregnancy.

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