Week 16



YOU

Over the next few weeks, you will begin to feel your baby's movements. This is called "quickening" and will begin as a light fluttering in your stomach, similar to gas bubbles, but will soon become definite pokes and prods. If this is not your first baby, you will probably feel these movements a little earlier than you did in your first pregnancy.
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YOUR BABY
Your little one weighs about 80g and is 11.5cm from crown to rump. Your baby's skin is present now. It is transparent but appears to be red due to the blood vessels seen beneath. Fine lanugo hair may start appearing, covering his head and body, but this will mostly disappear by the time baby is born. Baby's kidneys are functional and are able to pass small amounts of urine. Your baby is starting to take on a more human-like appearance and although the head is disproportionately larger than the rest of the body, the rest is starting to catch up!
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