From Bodycarre we are going to see two pregnancies of two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.
At 15 weeks pregnant, the baby can measure 10 cm and weigh around 70 grams. They can already see the light through their skin, fun but true! The sensation they have is the same as when we close our eyes and see the light through the eyelid. The taste buds begin to form , and legs begin to be longer than their arms.
At this stage it becomes easier to identify the sex. The genital tubercle of the fetus is almost formed and can give clues about sex while the ultrasound is performed. Its joints are fully formed, which allows the baby to move from one place to another without stopping and to change the position as many times as he wants, since it also has a lot of space.
At 15 weeks pregnant, your fingers are already formed and separated. The baby can suck on your fingers, especially the thumb. This scene can be seen during the ultrasound. In this phase it is natural for the baby to hiccup, but it is almost impossible for the mother to feel it.
The internal sensations of the mother in the 15th week of pregnancy
At that stage, most mothers already have a prominent belly, in fact, from now on the belly will be more and more prominent, and every time I go somewhere you can enforce your rights as a pregnant woman. This should happen from the moment the test comes back positive, but with a little belly it becomes easier because people notice it and do their part.
Some mothers may start to feel pain in the pelvis and also on the sides of the belly and back, this feeling can be scary, but it is very normal. The muscles are loosened so that the belly can extend and the uterus expand , the accommodation of the uterus can be painful for some people.
The baby can move a lot, sometimes the mother has the impression of having a moving goldfish inside her body, other times it may just be a different sensation, but surely your baby will be very active at this stage due to your fetal development. Moms with second or later pregnancies may begin to feel their babies earlier than first ones, as the initial sense of movement is very subtle. Your regular clothes are getting tighter and tighter, maybe it’s time to update your wardrobe with pieces for pregnant or larger women, such as dresses and suits that can be used even after the baby is born. At 15 weeks pregnant, your body is already quite different, the prominence can already be noticed.
Sensations and external factors in the 15th week of pregnancy
For the world you are just another pregnant woman, but for you it is a unique and special moment. You are living the best moment of your life and even with aches and pains, everything is worth it, when you hear that little heart beating rapidly in the gynecologist’s office, as if to say “I’m here and I’m beating thanks to you. ” Being a mother is incredible and after these nine months of total transformation, it will all be worth it.
Are you feeling active? Now that you are pregnant at 15 weeks, you are probably feeling a lot of energy, and that can mean a high libido too. Doesn’t your partner feel nearly as energetic in the 15th week of pregnancy? That is normal too. Let’s face it, the idea of the baby being this close while the two of you are, ummm… doing the action, it might scare you. Remind your partner that the baby has no idea what is going on and, as long as your Obstetrician has not given you any activity restrictions, sex will not harm the baby or threaten the development of your pregnancy.
How big is a baby at 15 weeks pregnant?
At 15 weeks pregnant, your baby is as big as a small orange. The average 15-week fetus weighs 2.5 ounces and measures 4 inches, and your baby’s proportions are becoming more normal as his legs now measure his arms.
15 weeks pregnant, how many months?
15 weeks pregnant is three months and about two weeks pregnant.
Symptoms of pregnancy at week 15
Are your 15 week pregnancy symptoms making you feel sexier or not? Here’s what you might be experiencing, from sexy (increased libido) to not so sexy (nosebleeds and stomach problems) in your 15 week pregnancy.
- Increased sexual desire. Now all your energy is back, especially in the bedroom. Of course, the same thing does not happen with all women in the 15 weeks pregnant, so if your sexual desire has not increased, it is not to worry because each pregnancy is different.
- Nosebleeds. This symptom is due to a combination of increased blood volume and sensitivity of your nasal passages.
- Burning in the stomach, gas or indigestion. Hormones are to blame for these bothersome symptoms. Pay attention to the foods you eat, because some of them are probably triggering these symptoms and in this way you can give it the right treatment. Also, talk to your doctor about recommended stomach medications in pregnancy. Try to stock up on some antacids, which are doubly beneficial, relieve your discomfort and provide a significant amount of calcium to your body.
- Swollen gums. Your gums are more sensitive now that you are pregnant. You must be extra careful with them. Try to brush your teeth often, brush gently, and visit your dentist for regular checkups.
- Shortness of breath Are you easily out of breath? This is because the torso is tighter in the 15th week of pregnancy, which could cause further complications in your lungs, making it difficult for them to expand enough to get a full breath.
If you are 15 weeks pregnant with twins, your symptoms are probably not much different than they would be for a mother carrying a baby at 15 weeks. However, because the higher hormone levels in the first trimester, they may have increased the chances of nausea in the morning; you can still have bouts of nausea, which should start to subside soon. Notify your obstetrician if you have severe or severe symptoms.
Development of pregnancy at week 15
Now your 15 week pregnant tummy is making a big transition. During the first trimester, your uterus still fits very well inside the pelvis. But now, it is stretching to accommodate your growing baby, it will soon exceed the pelvis and feel higher in your belly. Each woman has a different body and the growth rate can vary slightly. That is why in the 15th week of pregnancy, it is completely normal that it does not show much or vice versa. For example, a 15 week pregnant tummy for a first pregnancy might take a little longer to start to stand out. By the second pregnancy and beyond, the uterus has already stretched, so it could become noticeable a little earlier in repeat pregnancies.
If you’re 15 weeks pregnant with twins, things are probably spreading at a faster rate, and it’s likely to show up now. Stop with fatty foods! The recommended 15 weeks pregnant weight gain is 1 to 2 pounds per week, so continue to eat an extra 300 calories per day and try to pack on healthy calories whenever possible. If you notice a sudden or dramatic increase in weight, notify your doctor immediately. This could be a sign of a serious pregnancy condition called pre-eclampsia.
Ultrasound at week 15 of pregnancy
You probably can’t feel it yet, but a 15-week pregnant ultrasound would reveal that your baby is moving quite a bit there, now that he or she is able to move all the limbs and joints. Your baby could even hiccup in the womb at 15 weeks into your pregnancy.
If you have chosen to do a Multiple Marker Test (MMS, also known as a Triple or Quadruple Test), blood will be drawn between week 15 and week 20 of pregnancy. This test measures some of your protein levels and some hormones to give you a more accurate assessment of your baby’s risk for neural tube defects than the first trimester test results.
Amniocentesis is another elective test, occurring between weeks 15 and 20. This invasive test can diagnose neural tube defects, chromosomal abnormalities, and other genetic disorders. It is considered safe in general, but it does pose some risks, so speak with your doctor to decide whether or not you will have the procedure. You can choose amniocentesis if you have an abnormal triple or quadruple test or if your baby is at increased risk for genetic abnormalities.
For amnion, the doctor will use ultrasound to look inside your 15-week pregnant belly and guide a needle into the amniotic sac to collect a sample of fluid to be tested. All of these tests can be quite stressful for you; it’s time to find some time to pamper yourself. Don’t doubt, you deserve it!
Considerations regarding pregnancy at week 15
- It’s time to schedule your multi-marker test.
- It is also time to schedule amniocentesis (if this is your case).
- Indulge yourself
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.