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Size of Baby

87mm crown to rump.

Development of Baby

As your baby’s face continues to form, the final part occurs around 14 weeks when the nasal septum and palate fuse.

Maternal Symptoms

As your bump continues to grow, you may experience some growing pains. This is normal, however, If you have a previous scar in this area that becomes sore or tender, it is important to let your maternity unit know.

Things to Consider

Your 16 week appointment should either be booked in, or be booked in shortly. At your 16 week appointment you will get a chance to discuss your blood test results from your initial appointment, the results of your dating scan and initial screening (if you chose this option). Your dates will be adjusted if necessary and your next appointment is then booked in for around 24 weeks if you are under Midwifery care, or a 20 week appointment with the obstetric team if you are under mixed care. See the blog post “why would an obstetrician be involved in my care? An understanding of risk” for more information on why you may be under Midwifery, or Mixed Care Team.

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