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Size of Baby

11.6cm crown to rump

Development of Baby

Baby’s heartrate is getting stronger and is now likely to be able to be picked up on auscultation by sonicaid however may still be difficult to pick up with a pinnard. Baby’s first skin cells now start to be renewed.

Maternal Symptoms

You may start to feel baby’s movements over the next few weeks. They often begin by feeling like wind, or like butterflies in your tummy. You will also start producing colostrum in your breasts around 16 weeks; some women will leak colostrum, others won’t, both are normal.

Things to Consider

You are growing a human which takes a lot of physical, emotional, and mental energy. Consider your self-care routine, you could even involve your partner. Things like warm bubbly baths, massages, or reading a great fiction book for example.

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