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16 Weeks Pregnant
During the fourth month of your pregnancy, you'll start to really show the
pregnancy if you haven't already. And baby is gearing up for another growth spurt.
The development of baby
The bones are still hardening
Fingerprints may have developed
Measures about eight inches and weighs about seven ounces
The development of mom
May have some troubles sleeping
Body is starting to change more
What baby is feeling
Baby is starting to get stronger and becomes more active in the womb
What mom is feeling
After weeks of feeling fatigued, not being able to sleep because of your
ever growing body can be frustrating. But by propping yourself up
with pillows, you'll be able to find a position that will be comfortable.
Specific needs for the week
If you feel like you need to get up to urinate frequently during the
night, be sure to urinate before you even lay down.
Specific concerns for the week
Now is a good time to start lying on your left side to make sure that
baby is always getting a good supply of blood to help with its growth.
Special tip for mom
For a healthy in between meal snack, try a fruit smoothie. By blending
ice (or not), fresh fruit, protein powder, honey, orange juice, and milk
or soy, you can have a nutritious and delicious drink.