Pregnancy week 16
(Sparx Media)

How's the foetus at 16 weeks? 

Longer arms, growing toenails
Your avocado-sized baby weighs about 100g and is about 10-12cm long from crown to rump.

Your baby's arm and leg movements become more coordinated. 

Her eyes look forward, but don't move around much.

Her ears have moved from the neck to the head.

Legs are longer than the arms and toenails are growing.

The gender of your baby might also be recognisable now - but don't go crazy with pink, mistakes do happen.

What's with my body: Fluttering feeling

If this is not your first pregnancy, you may start to feel your baby's movements (fluttering movements called 'quickening'). 

You may suffer from nosebleeds – these are normal in pregnancy because oestrogen levels swell nasal membranes.

Go back to the complete list of Pregnancy week-by-week updates.

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