Updated 21 November 2014

Week 16: 24 weeks to go!

The average foetus measures 16 cm at this stage of pregnancy. See what else is happening.


What is happening to your baby:

  • The baby measures 16cm.
  • Limb movements become more coordinated.
  • Eyes look forward.
  • Ears have moved from the neck to the head.
  • Legs are longer than the arms.
  • Toenails are growing.

What is happening to you:

  • If this is not your first pregnancy, you may start to feel your baby’s movements (fluttering movements called “quickening”).
  • You may suffer from nosebleeds which are normal in pregnancy because oestrogen levelsswell nasal membranes.

What to do:

  • Ask your gynaecologist whether an amniocentesisis necessary.


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