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Updated 08 October 2018

Week 16: 24 weeks to go!

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

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Welcome back, we hope you're doing great this week.

Your baby's progress:

  • Your baby now measures about 16cm.
  • His or her limb movements become more coordinated.
  • The eyes look forward.
  • The ears have moved from the neck to the head.
  • The legs are longer than the arms.
  • The toenails are growing.

Your progress:

  • 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 levels swell nasal membranes.

What to do:

  • Ask your gynaecologist whether an amniocentesisis may be necessary.

Good to know:

  • Avoid travelling to areas where malaria is a risk.

 
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