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Pregnancy, your body and your baby – week 15 of your pregnancy

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Congratulations, you and your baby are now at week 15, while your baby still has lots of growing to do, you should make sure that you make the most out of feeling more energetic during trimester two. Join prenatal classes, enjoy walks outside and start planning how you’ll rearrange your house for the arrival of your new bundle of joy.

Your baby at week 15 

Your little one is now roughly the size of an apple or pear, and at this point your baby’s ears and eyes are starting to become more developed, and are moving into the correct place on their head. Soon they may even be able to hear the sound of your voice.

During this time their bones and muscles are also getting stronger, not only this but her limbs are getting longer and are able to move. You won’t be able to feel any movement just yet, but it won’t be long!

Your body at week 15

At week 15, your increased energy levels may also mean that you may experience increased libido. Although you may have higher energy levels, you’ll probably also notice that your expanding belly is itchy, thanks to stretching skin.

If you are feeling increasingly hungry, thanks to a reduction in morning sickness, be aware of what you’re putting into your body. Certain foods, such as ripened cheese, can be damaging to your baby. However, the inclusion of healthy snacks can be beneficial to both of you, and by doing research or chatting to a dietician, you can make sure that you include food groups that’ll be nutritious to you and your baby.

Things to keep in mind at week 15

Another pregnancy symptom is sensitive gums and teeth. The reason for this is hormonal changes which increase the blood flow to your gums, making them swell. Not only this but you may be more susceptible to gum disease and pregnancy gingivitis (which about half of all women experience during pregnancy). Because of this it’s important that you look after your teeth and gums, and check in the dentist during your pregnancy.

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