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.

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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