Pregnancy week 16
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.
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