15 to 18 Weeks
Baby will be about 10 inches long and weighs about ¾ pound
What Is Happening With You And Your Body:
Your pregnancy is beginning to show. You may gain ¾ to 1 pound a week (3 to 4 pounds this month). Your nipples, the area around them, and the line on your abdomen (linea nigra) will darken.
Your placenta releases hormones that help to soften some of your joints and muscles to make labor and delivery easier.
Your blood supply will increase form 3 ½ quarts to 5 ½ quarts by the end of your pregnancy.
You may be less tired.
You may begin to find you enjoy being pregnant.
You may be hungry more often and you may feel cravings for some foods.
Chance of getting a urinary tract infection may increase this month. Drink 6 - 8 glasses of water each day.
Your uterus will be just below your navel by the end of this month.
What Is Happening With Your Baby:
Your baby starts a growth spurt in length and weight.
Hair begins to grow on its head and downy hair, called lanugo, begins to cover its body. Eyebrows and eyelashes start to grow.
The skin starts to fill out with fat.
The kidneys make urine.
Your baby enjoys moving about in the amniotic sac. You may feel the baby's movements by the end of this month. The amniotic fluid increases a lot this month.
This month marks the midpoint in pregnancy.
Baby will be about 10 inches long and weighs about ¾ pound.
Common Discomforts During This Time of Your Pregnancy:
Ankle / Foot Swelling
Fatigue and Tiredness
Increased Vaginal Discharge
Ligament Pain (Sharp pulling sensation on either side of the lower abdomen)
Light headed and dizzy
Nasal Stuffiness and Bleeding
Nausea (Morning Sickness)