It is your fifteenth week, and your baby is now in proportion with the size. Their body would have caught up with their head in terms of development. The baby will now be around the length of 11.5cm and would be around the size of an orange. He grows real quick!
They must have also begun to build a layer of fine downy hair which is known as the lanugo. These fine hairs will help the baby to keep themselves warm till they form the layer of subcutaneous fat that will hold them warm once they’re born.
The eyelids of the baby will be fused shut even now. However, they will be able to recognize light, and the baby might even move if you shine a light on your stomach.
They will also be developing their gasping, sucking and swallowing abilities and have such complex taste buds that if they had conscious thinking, they’d be able to understand flavours!
When you reach the fifteenth week, the baby will be able to hear your voice now. So, now you can easily communicate with your baby, and perhaps you could sing for your dear little one.
The baby will now measure roughly 4 inches in length, crown to bottom, and the weight will be around 2 and a half ounces, which is about the size of an apple. The baby will be involved in moving amniotic fluid through her nose and the upper respiratory tract, which aids the primitive air sacs in her lungs starting to develop. Its legs are becoming longer than her arms now, and she will be able to move all of her joints and limbs. The baby will now be able to sense the light even if its eyelids are fused shut. At this point in time, there is nothing much that your baby can taste. However, it will be forming taste buds. Apart from all this, when you do an ultrasound test, you will be able to determine if you have a boy or a girl. The accuracy of the sex determination of the baby mostly depends on the clarity of the image and also the position of the baby. He or she may be curled up or bent in such a way that it will hard for you to see the image clearly.
The size of the baby will be similar to that of an apple, and its brain will now control all the muscles in its body, and he will be able to move. He can even do somersaults!
Baby’s Length: The length of the baby will be about 3.98 inches.
Baby’s Weight: The baby will weigh around 2.47 oz.
Amniotic sac with fluid: Your baby is occupied inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, which will assist the air sacs in the development of its lungs.
Eyelid: Your baby will be able to sense light even if its eyelids are fused shut. If you flash a torch at your tummy, he’s likely to move away from the glare.
Leg: The legs of your baby are growing longer than his arms now, and he can move all his limbs and joints.
You’re well into the rhythm of your pregnancy, but you may still be confused by an unexpected symptom every now and then. For example, if your nose is stuffed up, you can apparently chalk it up to the combined impact of hormonal changes and raised blood flow to your mucous membranes. This condition is quite normal, and there’s even a name for it: “rhinitis of pregnancy.” Some pregnant women also experience nosebleeds as a result of raised blood volume and blood vessel expansion in the nose.
If you have amniocentesis, it’ll most likely occur between now and 18 weeks. This test can recognize hundreds of genetic and chromosomal ailments. If you’re getting worried while waiting for the results, it may aid you to know that most women who experience amniocentesis get good news about their babies – causing welcome relief from their worries.