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16th WEEK

Your Baby

After this week, your baby’s growth will double. Eyes are getting gradually closer together. With the simple reflex of blinking, she begins to move her eyes. Ears move closer to where they should be. Heart development is mostly completed. Toes and nails are now more distinct, legs get stronger and the head comes to a more upright position. In this period she will be more active and will be able to kick.

You

Mood swings in pregnant women are very common. You may sometimes feel down, and other times very happy. This is normal. You should ensure you use fluoride toothpaste for your own and your developing baby’s dental health. As your blood volume increases, you may notice swollen blood vessels close to your skin: this is especially obvious in the legs and breasts. You weight has now started to increase.