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Dr. Rose  Obstetrics Week by Week

This is a wonderful time, as a new life is growing inside your body. As you experience the gradual changes happening in your mind and body during the next few months, you will definitely have a lot of questions and might even feel insecure sometimes because of them.Our pregnancy calendar helps you follow the growth and development of your baby week by week, while providing you with the necessary information and helpful advice to support you in spending the following months feeling as relaxed and comfortable as possible. In this compilation, you will read about the physical and mental changes that occur in expectant mothers during these months, you can follow the development of the fetus in detail, learn the opinions of specialists about the period in question, get recommendations on necessary changes in your lifestyle, and get help in scheduling examinations.

This is a wonderful time, as a new life is growing inside your body. As you experience the gradual changes happening in your mind and body during the next few months, you will definitely have a lot of questions and might even feel insecure sometimes because of them.
Our pregnancy calendar helps you follow the growth and development of your baby week by week, while providing you with the necessary information and helpful advice to support you in spending the following months feeling as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
In this compilation, you will read about the physical and mental changes that occur in expectant mothers during these months, you can follow the development of the fetus in detail, learn the opinions of specialists about the period in question, get recommendations on necessary changes in your lifestyle, and get help in scheduling examinations.

Which week?

Week 15


If you have not done it yet, now is the time to go shopping, as your usual clothes must be getting uncomfortable by now. A nice long shopping trip can be counted as exercise too.


The expectant mother


You might experience sudden hot flashes, sweating and higher blood pressure than usual because of your hormones. But these symptoms will cease after you give birth and your hormone balance will be back to normal. You will not be able to feel the movements of your baby until a few weeks later, so be patient. Mothers who already have children are able to make a distinction easier between bowel movements and the baby’s movements. That is why they might feel the baby’s kicks earlier than those who experience pregnancy for the first time.


The baby


The fetus is now approximately 14cm long and weighs 100 grams. He is able to make several facial expressions now. During this week his ear bones are hardening, so the baby can hear his mother’s heartbeat and bowel movements now, but does not really perceive the noises of the outer environment. His hair and eyelashes are also growing. His bones contain more calcium now, but his ribs are still transparent. His taste buds are working, so he can feel the taste of whatever you have consumed. The tastes the child experiences as a fetus are stored in his memories and will affect his food preferences later.


Examinations


There are no compulsory examinations for this week either. However, you might have scheduled a general monthly check-up for this week with your doctor, which consists of a blood pressure examination, urinalysis and weight measurement.


Doctor’s advice


As your fetus can hear now, listen to music often and keep talking to him. It is important to start establishing the parent-child relationship as early as this. The voices and music the baby hears during this period will have a calming effect on him after birth as well.


Lifestyle


In order to ensure the development of your baby’s bones and teeth, you must pay attention to sufficient calcium intake: the child’s milk teeth will develop from the fetal teeth buds. If you have not started to exercise yet, now it is high time to change this.