16 Weeks Pregnant

How is Your Baby Growing at 16 Weeks?

When you reach the four-month mark, your baby’s limbs are fully formed and their bones are hardening (calcifying).

 

Their brain is much more activate and it’s sending signals to their newly-formed muscles, causing small jerks and movements through their body. You might be able to feel these movements.

 

Your baby has eyebrows, hair, and eyelashes slowly coming through at this stage.

 fetus at 16 weeks pregnant

How Big is Your Baby at 16 Weeks?

At week 16, your baby is 12 cm (about the size of a large orange) and weighs 100 g.

 

What Happens at 16 Weeks?

At week 16, your uterus will have grown significantly and the surrounding muscles and ligaments will grow much stronger to support your growing baby.

 

Your mid-pregnancy scan will be due in just a few weeks at this point. If you are unsure of anything or worried about the upcoming scan, don’t hesitate to ask for more information.

 

What Symptoms Will You Have at 16 Weeks?

At week 16, any morning sickness or lethargy should have subsided. You will develop that well-known pregnancy glow!

 

You may start to feel a lot more movement at this stage. You will feel kicking and a sensation of butterflies in your stomach as your baby does somersaults in the amniotic fluid.