15 Weeks of Pregnancy

To the 15 weeks of pregnancy your little keeps busy practicing their movements, large and small. Meanwhile, you occupy your time getting you to symptoms of pregnancy in the second trimester.

  • Your baby measures: 4.5 inches
  • More or less of the size: the diameter of a compact disc.
  • Weight: 2.5 ounces (70 grams), the same that half cup of flour

Your baby

Your baby spends his days very busy, develop, grow, and move – your new favorite pastime. Meet 15 weeks of pregnancy, your little already has the ability to move all parts of your body, and loves to kick, move arms, thumb sucking and spinning in your belly. Also has greater control over small movements, as his mouth (swallowing amniotic fluid) and respiratory system (with which practice the movements needed to breathe, although it will not do so until after birth).
If you are a veteran in this pregnancy, perhaps start to feel the movements of your little these days or in the coming weeks.
At the beginning it is difficult to identify them, as they are subtle sensations in your abdomen. Many mothers describe them as tingling, bubbles or butterflies in the stomach, as they are almost imperceptible. They are frequently confused with sounds and normal movements of your digestive, such as hunger or gas system. Moms probably notice the movements of your baby around 20 weeks of pregnancy.
This week the taste buds of your baby develops. Also your little acquires the ability to perceive light, although his eyes remain closed.

Your body

In pregnancy, your heart works by two. See more. At this point, it is pumping 20% extra blood for your baby, and this percentage reaches 50% of your normal blood flow at the end of your pregnancy.
Other normal symptoms in the second trimester of pregnancy:

  • Pregnant brain. Difficulty concentrating, distraction and lack of memory, due in part to the hormones of pregnancy. This is somewhat controversial, as not all women experience it, and there are so many studies that they refute it as others confirming it.
  • Sensitive gums. The hormones of pregnancy are also responsible for your gums swell and be more sensitive. A little bleeding in the gums when you brush you teeth or using dental floss is normal, but more severe bleeding requires care, because it may be sign of complications.
  • Bleeding in the nose. Due to excessive blood flow in your body during pregnancy, blood vessels expand and you can have slight bleeding.
  • Nasal congestion (rhinitis of pregnancy). High levels of estrogen in pregnancy do to mucous membranes to swell.
  • Skin changes. Your skin can darken in certain areas, have acne, more hair, stretch marks, itching and excessive sweating.
  • Indigestion and acidity. Because pregnancy hormones and changes in the position of your stomach as growing your uterus.
  • Pain in the lower part of the abdomen. These discomforts are common as the muscles and ligaments in your lower abdomen are stretched and must support the weight of your uterus.

As part of your prenatal tests, between 15 and 18 weeks of pregnancy you can have the test triple scan, which is a blood test that determines the probability that your baby suffer chromosomal abnormalities. This test is recommended for all pregnant women. Although their results indicate only a probability, is the starting point that your doctor uses to determine if you need additional tests such as amniocentesis.