Pregnant - week 15
ZP® - English, 17 January 2019 13:47Laatste update op: 2 August 2019 16:09
Your body is preparing for breastfeeding. This may cause you to have sensitive breasts, although they are probably less sensitive than earlier on in the pregnancy.
Your breasts have generally also grown and a good pregnancy bra can provide proper support. These are easy to adjust and can therefore ‘grow along’ with you.
Some women notice a few drops of yellow milk occasionally leaking from their breasts. This is normal and harmless. It may stop after a while or last until delivery. To make things as easy as possible for your baby after delivery, your nipples can become larger and darker in color. Because your baby can mainly see light and dark, this helps your baby recognize your nipples better.
To provide the placenta and your uterus with enough blood, your body makes extra blood. This requires a lot of blood plasma, which can cause your iron levels to drop. It is therefore recommended that you have your iron levels checked during your checkups.
Small downy hairs (lanugo) have formed over the whole body of the baby. These, together with the sebum, will protect the baby against the amniotic fluid. Your baby is about the size of an orange.
The baby occasionally takes a sip of amniotic fluid. When its stomach is full of amniotic fluid, the baby can get hiccups. The placenta takes care of the refreshment of the amniotic fluid.
Growing is the keyword for the coming period. Everything is where it should be and now all the baby has to do is grow and improve its functions.
The bones are getting stronger and stronger. Until now it was mainly cartilage but slowly but surely it is becoming more and more real bone. Please watch your calcium intake now, as your baby needs a lot of calcium to get strong bones. The hearing is now starting to develop. Aside from your heartbeat and intestinal noises, your baby can now also hear sounds from outside.