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Updated 21 November 2014

Week 15: 25 weeks to go!

Now is a good time to decide whether or not you want to know the sex of your little one.

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What is happening to your baby:

  • Your baby weighs 70 grams.
  • He/she measures 12.5cm.
  • The heart pumps 25 quarts of blood per year.
  • Your baby may even start sucking his/her thumb.
  • The skin is so transparent that the blood vessels are visible.
  • Lanugo (fine, downy body hair) covers the body.

What is happening to you:

  • Your heart is pumping up to 20% more blood than usual.
  • Your uterus may begin to rise past your hipbones any time now. Your doctor will start to measure "fundal height" - the distance from the top of the uterus (fundus) to the pubic bone.
  • Your breasts are becoming progressively larger and heavier.
  • Skin pigmentation known as chloasma is likely to increase. Don't worry, should fade after the birth.

What to do:

  • Buy a good supportive bra to alleviate strain on the ligaments.
  • Discuss with your partner whether you want to know the sex of the baby.
  • Stay out of the sun to avoid or reduce pigmentation marks.

 
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