Pregnancy week by week, Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 16, Month 4
This week your baby is the size of an avocado and the head is more erect than previous weeks. At the end of 4th month, the baby shows rapid eyesight development along with facial muscles which will help to detect external light source. Your junior’s circulating system and urinary system are fully functional. He’s inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid through his lungs. The backbone and tiny muscles are getting stronger every day.
The ideal weight of the baby is estimated to be 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
You may feel pain on the sides if you try to move suddenly; this is due to fact that the ligaments of the sides of the uterus and pelvic walls are stretching as the baby grows bigger. If the pain becomes worse, consult your gynecologist. You may begin to put on some few extra pounds as the pregnancy progresses while some may lose weight; both are part of normal pregnancy routine. Embrace your weight gain and keep up with regular exercise and diet for a healthy child birth.
Even at week 16, the expectant mothers may experience constipation, increased vaginal discharge, increased breast size and dental problems such as gingivitis. You may also have back pain, leg cramps and varicose vein which are common pregnancy symptoms of second trimester.
- Shop for exclusive clothes that will complement your pregnancy weight gain as well as make you feel comfortable.
- You can burst your stress by involving yourself into fun activities like taking photos of your tummy every week to track the growth difference. This is fun and also serves as a good memory of your pregnancy.
- If the veins in your legs bulge, try to elevate your feet on a foot rest and try some exercise to improve blood flow.
- You can ask the gynecologist about your weight gain/loss along with other pregnancy related queries during your next consultation.
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