What’s That Flutter?
This will probably be the week when you might finally feel your baby’s kick. You’ll feel a flutter inside you that’ll start increasing in intensity from there on.
Time For A Babymoon!
The second trimester is considered to be a relatively safe period to travel. So, check with your doctor and plan your babymoon soon.
At week 16, you’re in the fourth month!
This week your baby’s head is more erect than previous weeks. At the end of the 4th month, the baby shows rapid eyesight development along with facial muscles which will help to detect external light sources. Your junior’s circulatory system and urinary system are fully functional. Your baby is inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid through the lungs. The backbone and tiny muscles are getting stronger every day.
Baby’s Length: 11.6 cm
Baby’s Weight: 100 g
You may feel pain on the sides if you try to move suddenly; this is due to the ligaments on the sides of the uterus and pelvic walls that are stretching as the baby grows bigger. If the pain becomes worse, consult your gynecologist.
You may begin to put on a 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 childbirth.
Increased Breast Size
Your breasts will continue to grow to prepare you for breastfeeding
Some expectant moms might experience dental problems such as gingivitis, due to pregnancy-related hormonal changes.
The relatively less symptoms compared to the first trimester will leave you feeling a lot less cranky, giving you a sense of overall well being.