15 fifteenth week of pregnancy

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Fifteenth week of pregnancy

Arrived at the fifteenth week of pregnancy the baby hears its first sounds through the mother's belly. This is how the fetus grows in the belly and what happens to the mother's body.

In this article

  • Symptoms
  • How mom's body changes
  • How the child grows
  • Photo Ultrasound in the fifteenth week of pregnancy
  • Exams and analyzes to be done in the fifteenth week of pregnancy
  • Video at the fifteenth week of pregnancy
  • The forty weeks of pregnancy


You may feel particularly tired and have an upset stomach. But in general it must be admitted that you are starting to feel much better: the symptoms of the first trimester, that morning sickness, and sleepiness, or other annoyances begin to disappear and you are about to enter the phase of greater well-being of the whole gestation.

How mom's body changes

Your belly it is more and more visible and the hair, nails and skin are more and more beautiful and shiny, thanks to the hormones of pregnancy, which slow down hair loss and slow down the production of the sebaceous glands, and the increased blood supply to the tissues. Don't stop taking care of your skin and putting on a good one anti-stretch mark cream morning and evening on breasts, hips and belly.

How the child grows

At the fifteenth week of pregnancy, the baby hears its first sounds through the mother's belly. Don't hesitate to talk to him and invite dad to do the same.

Speaking softly and placing your hand on your stomach. For the man, fatherhood during pregnancy passes through your body and your support is essential to make him feel involved.

The baby has eyebrows and some fluff, called lanugo, makes its appearance on the skull. An ultrasound scan allows you to feel your heartbeat. The baby is able to drink amniotic fluid and pass urine. It now receives all its nourishment from the placenta and measures 8 to 9 cm.

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Exams and analyzes to be done in the fifteenth week of pregnancy

It's time for the second antenatal visit. It is important to do the blood test, the urine test to check the presence of sugars and albumin e control weight gain.

If you are over 35 the gynecologist will ask you if you want to do the amniocentesis, but until the fourteenth week you have time to do theultrascreen: it is a non-invasive screening method that suggests a percentage of risk that there are defects in the chromosomal set of the fetus, based on the results of the bi-test, a blood chemistry test and measurement of fetal nuchal translucency or aechography.

If you choose to have an amniocentesis instead, remember that this test can be done between the 15th and 18th week of gestation.

If at the first exams you were found to be negative for the toxoplasmosis your doctor will prescribe a new test to check that you have not contracted it since the beginning of your pregnancy.

Curiosity: shop smart. You will have a craving to do Shopping for the baby, but don't be in a hurry and try to buy only essential things. She accepts the gift of a friend who is already a mother who wants to give you some useful object in good condition.

Video at the fifteenth week of pregnancy 

Forty weeks of pregnancy

If you want to know more about the others 40 weeks of pregnancy,  We have created a nine-month calendar with advice on health, nutrition and tests to be done during the 40 weeks. You will also be able to find out about the changes in the mother's body, how the baby bump grows and how the fetus develops.

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