16 week of pregnancy

At the 16th week of pregnancy, the most severe and affectionate
toxicosis should stop as if someone had turned it off. Kid
under the heart of mom continues to grow at a rapid pace.

The content of the article

  • 1 Feelings
    • 1.1 What can be sick
  • 2 What your body looks like
  • 3 What happens inside you
    • 3.1 Allocations
    • 3.2 Do you wear a bandage?
    • 3.3 What do doctors prescribe
  • 4 Fetal development
    • 4.1 Fading pregnancy
  • 5 Recommendations
  • 6 Видео гид: 16 week of pregnancy ощущения в животе, что
    going on with the baby, stirring, weight gain, stretching

Notдели и месяцы

The term of 16 obstetric weeks is four lunar months. More
full information on the calculation of the term, see here.

Confidence and stability

The second trimester is a time of peace and confidence. Threat of losing
baby occurs only in the most acute and difficult situations:
serious illness, traffic accident. Complete figure not
annoying, but happy. The main thing is that weight gain is normal,
that is, up to 400 g per week. Mood swings are remembered now
с улыбкой и мыслями вроде «Notужели это была я?»



They can still be very individual for each
women. Besides toxicosis and emotional instability, now
painful tenderness of the chest and / or

  1. Appetite much better. Food whims may persist, but
    not so acute. For example, you might want to eat
    a portion of ice cream. But this desire will not bring you to tears. You
    quietly wait for when you can go and buy what you
    I want to.
  2. The uterus slightly presses the diaphragm. Sometimes из-за этого становится
    It’s difficult to breathe. Just make sure that your hands do not get cold when you choke
    no chenille fingertips and there was no feeling that you were about to
    will faint.
  3. The physiological rhinitis of pregnant women may not go to the
    childbirth. Not используйте сосудосуживающие средства. Carry with you
    a small spray-spray with sea water.
  4. Tunnel syndrome may occur, that is, pain and numbness
  5. Another specific sensation is itching in the palms and feet.
  6. Hands, feet, and face may swell slightly. It’s safe,
    if it happens only sometimes and passes quickly.
  7. Constipation almost always occurs, it is only worth a little to weaken
    nutrition mode.

And the most important thing! Thin milfs, especially those who do not
first pregnancy, can feel the first movements
Be sure to check your feelings, because the lungs,
barely noticeable pushes of your baby can be confused with manifestations
flatulence. In any case, the female consultation doctor will certainly
asks if you are mistaken. Are you sure the baby is moving?
Write down the date, it is important.

It happens in a different way. Moms worry and complain to the doctors: “Already
almost four months, and I do not feel a stir. ” This is just
fine. The practice of obstetrician-gynecologists shows: most often
the first movements of the fetus are felt at 20 weeks in women who
for the first time expecting a baby and at 18 weeks – at the

What can hurt

Quite a bit, without interfering, from time to time it hurts almost

  • the loin is due to the restructuring of the body;
  • ribs – if you have been sitting in an uncomfortable position for a long time;
  • legs – after a long walk or a long walk
  • stomach below or on the sides – with a sharp change of position;
  • head – in the case of overwork, any experience.

If the pain, even slight, almost never stops,
Tell the doctor about it. Do the same for severe pain.

What does your body look like

You прекрасны! Not ищите в себе изъянов и не думайте, что стали
unattractive. Yes, the body is changing noticeably, but this is the norm.


She is выглядит более полной. You ощущаете ее тяжесть. Skin around
the nipples are probably darkened, and yellowish-white bumps are visible on it.
Under the skin of each breast, dark veins can clearly appear. Stay tuned
to avoid stretch marks. For their prevention, use any
special cream or good olive oil.


Your waist is rounded and your tummy is visible in any tight
clothes. You should already have comfortable pants for pregnant women and,
perhaps special blouses and sweaters. Depending on the season and
climate in your area may require special tights. BUT
in the heat, choose beautiful and comfortable sundresses.

In pregnancy, twin belly grows faster and earlier
becomes noticeable.


The thin strip between the growth border is still clearly visible.
pubic hair and navel. Pigmented spots may appear. But
often you can just marvel at how amazingly tender
skin becomes all over the body. Due to the increase in blood volume, she
may acquire a special pink tint (instead of the original

Photos of tummies:

What’s going on inside you


Your body, if you are healthy, copes well with
load. The heart pumps increased blood volume, muscle and
The spine adapts to weight gain.

The uterus has grown up so that it weighs a quarter kilogram. Interesting,
which is about the same weight – in the amniotic fluid.


To judge correctly your selections from vagina,
wash yourself every morning and then check your condition
underwear. If you feel the humidity, the discharge is more abundant,
what should be. If there is an unpleasant smell, yellow
color or cheesy consistency of discharge, look at
a doctor.

Do you feel like water is being released from the vagina? It may be
amniotic fluid leakage. Let the doctor hold
additional check. Pharmacies have special pads,
which change color depending on the nature and composition
vaginal discharge. They can be quite expensive.


The most annoying thing is brown smears, blood or
real bleeding. Contact the doctor urgently.

Future mothers often ask a question – is a special treatment necessary?
for intimate hygiene? Decide for yourself. If you are used to something
there is no point in changing hygienic skills. Sample
something new is hardly worth it – during pregnancy unusual
hygiene products can be poorly tolerated by the skin, especially

Your colostrum may be clear from your nipples,
whitish or yellowish liquid, the future nutrition of the baby. Not
decant the droplets and use special liners in

Do you wear a bandage?

On the Internet you can find this advice: wear a bandage for pain
in the lower back, but only if the child is positioned correctly. There is
truth and delusion.

Правда: бандаж действительно поможет поддержать
growing tummy. Especially with multiple pregnancies. By
such support decreases the load on the back.

Заблуждение: на 16-й неделе еще невозможно
talk about the right or wrong position of the fetus in the uterus.
The baby inside you is not at all crowded, and he may even
day turn more than once. The problem of the wrong position of the child
occurs after 32-36 weeks of pregnancy.

What do doctors prescribe

Laboratory and other medical tests your doctor will
appoint according to your general condition. For example, if there are grounds
suspect the development of pathologies, it is possible to test the amniotic
fluid. It is taken under local anesthesia through a puncture of the skin.
abdomen over the uterine cavity. The sample is investigated in the laboratory.
Such ways to reveal up to forty potential defects and

The procedure is not 100% safe. In very rare cases she
provokes miscarriage of the fetus.

Ultrasound is appointed for special reasons. You may be
held doplerometry. This study is a blood flow check.
the umbilical cord. If it is broken, then the child does not have enough nutrition.
Then the doctor will identify the causes of poor circulation and prescribe

Fetal development



Now the baby is actively growing up from the head to the
heels. Besides:

  • the skeleton is actively stiff;
  • legs are extended;
  • all muscles are improved;
  • Some systems work quite “grown-up”: for example,
    baby swallows amniotic fluid, it turns into urine and
    is displayed;
  • heart pounding about twice as often as mothers, and excellent
    pumps blood;
  • in the baby’s blood all new blood cells are formed, it begins
    produce a special fetal hemoglobin;
  • genitals develop and if the baby is successful with ultrasound
    will turn, an experienced doctor will tell you are you waiting for a girl or
    a boy;
  • the eyelids have almost finished their development and are ready to open;
  • the baby moves its limbs, sucks on it and


In addition to the overall size of the small body, the doctor checks with ultrasound
and individual parameters. For example, baby forearms have a length of
12-18 mm, and the head circumference – 11-13 cm.

All fetal movements are unconscious, spontaneous. Little baby face
already quite human, only eyes look too

The umbilical cord now has a length of about half a meter and a diameter of 20 mm. She is
flexible and durable.


Fading pregnancy

In adverse conditions, the fetus may die in the uterus.
Main reasons:

  • infections;
  • severe developmental abnormalities;
  • rhesus conflict;
  • other negative factors (unhealthy lifestyle,
    unfavorable ecology).

When pregnancy subsides, the dead fetus remains in the uterus and
creates a threat to the life of a woman. If the development of pregnancy
stops, the doctor will write out the direction to the hospital. There with the help
Special preparations will be caused by artificial labor.

Women who survived a frozen pregnancy do not
It is recommended to plan conception within the next year.


On the 16th week of pregnancy, follow the same principles.
power supply:

  • frequent
  • in small portions;
  • hearty breakfast, but light dinner;
  • 30% of vegetables and fruits;
  • meat – lean, but oily fish (for the sake of important organic
  • porridge – every day;
  • Choose bread with bran, whole grain.

Nutritionists advise giving up soft and processed cheeses now.
because of food additives in them. Not рекомендуются экзотические, новые и
unusual products. All food must be fully prepared:
no japanese cuisine with raw fish, blood steaks and drinking
raw eggs.

Other tips:

  1. Wear comfortable clothing that never rubs or crushes.
    Linen – only from natural fabrics.
  2. Wash your breasts with cool water and leave them naked for 1-2
    minutes It is useful for skin and muscles.
  3. Try to avoid smoking areas. From your own habit to
    cigarettes, if it was, you should have long been abandoned.
  4. Sleep on your side, putting a pillow under your stomach. This is the best pose.
    for sleep.
  5. Forget about heels for the coming months.
  6. If you have ever had kidney problems, be
    are attentive. It may be worth further examination. Sometimes
    during pregnancy pyelonephritis occurs (kidney disease).
  7. Watch your blood pressure. With its lowering baby
    can get less oxygen, and with increased you can be bad
    feel yourself
  8. Even with well-being, do not go to the sauna and / or
    a bathhouse.
  9. Walk every day when the weather permits.
  10. In the hot season, do not be long in the sun.
  11. For sex, choose those poses in which you can
    control the depth of penetration.
  12. If you are still forgetful and distracted, start

In the sixteenth week, you can fully
feel how strong you are, beautiful and happy.

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неделя          17
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Видео гид: 16 week of pregnancy ощущения в животе, что
going on with the baby, stirring, weight gain, stretching

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