15th week of pregnancy And pregnancy symptoms

15th week of pregnancy

What you need to know about the 15th week

While the amount of white discharge may increase during pregnancy, this is not usually a cause for concern. However, if this white discharge is abnormal or smelly in type or quantity, accompanied by itching, or pain when urinating, then you need to seek medical attention. These can be signs of an infection. You can read our article to know more about this.

During this time, due to the increase in the size of the fetus, the muscles get tense, as a result of which many people feel pain in the back and waist. 

Common symptoms this week are: 

  • Swelling or bleeding gums,
  • Feeling of tightness or pain in the muscles around the abdomen as it grows,
  • Headaches,
  • In some cases, mild bleeding from the nose, 
  • Flatulence and constipation ,
  • Indigestion and heartburn,
  • Chest pain when pressed,
  • Leg pain,
  • Feeling uncomfortable or short of breath in mild or slightly hot weather,
  • Dizziness,
  • Watery or swollen limbs,
  • Inflammation or infection of the urinary tract,
  • Vaginal infections 
  • Spots on the skin of the face or other parts of the body
  • In many cases, the hair on the head becomes thicker and blacker than before.

Also some of the symptoms of the past weeks may remain this week, such as morning sickness, mood swings, etc.

Things to keep in mind: 

The risk of various infections increases during pregnancy. So at this time you have to be as clean and tidy as possible and follow proper eating habits.

All kinds of vitamins and minerals play a role in the healthy growth of the fetus. Such as:

  • Calcium and Vitamin-D strengthen baby’s bones and teeth. 
  • Iron foods help build blood cells in the baby’s body and prevent anemia. 
  • Zinc contributes to the proper development of the baby’s limbs. 

Therefore, during pregnancy, you should always try to eat a balanced diet, so that all the needs of the mother and baby’s body are properly met.

How the fetus is growing

By 15 weeks your baby is about 10.1 centimeters or 4 inches tall, the size of a medium to large apple. At this time the baby weighs about 80 grams. 

This week a kind of thin hair follicle is formed all over the baby’s body. 

The baby’s eyes will remain closed this week, but at this point the baby will gradually begin to notice the presence of bright light outside.  

From this week onwards, the baby will begin to hear by ear. From now on, he will be able to hear his mother’s voice and heartbeat. The roar of the mother’s belly, even a loud noise from outside or a loud song will reach her ears.

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