Week 16 of pregnancy

Baby's growth

The fingers and toes are already well defined, the nails start to grow but are very soft The amniotic fluid protects the baby, keeping its temperature constant and facilitating its movements. Starting at 16 weeks your baby is sensitive to light. The umbilical cord has its final shape, it continues to carry food from the mother to the baby, but it can also transmit dangerous substances such as alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. Please take care of yourself.

Weight: 3 1/2 ounces / Size: 4 1/2 inches

Changes in mother

The size of your uterus is like an orange, as it increases, there will be an alteration in its center of gravity because it will have more and more weight in the front and will lean back to try to compensate. This overload on the muscles of the back can cause pain. Your pregnancy is beginning to show and you may need maternity clothes and larger bras.

It's good you know...

If you are over 35 years old or there is a family history of congenital disorders, between 14 and 18 weeks a thin, hollow needle is inserted into the amniotic sac and a sample of the fluid is taken and analyzed. Amniocentesis is a test that can detect chromosome abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.

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Little Bellies Spa is a Service by Pancita's Group.

We are a team of OB/GYN doctors and professionals dedicated to the care of women before, during and after pregnancy.

Little Bellies Spa was founded in 2015 with two locations in Florida, we have expanded to offer our services nationwide. We provide tools and support to women during the most beautiful and happy period of their lives.

In 2016 we introduced our Stretch Mark Therapy products. These products are now used by thousands of pregnant women to prevent and heal stretch marks. Find them at you local Little bellies Spa location or Amazon Prime.

Back in 1998, our Medical Chief Officer Dr. Israel Pesate, a renowned OB/GYN with over 30 years of experience, had a vision of a website that would focus on pregnancy issues and support for mommies and future mommies and Embarazada.com was born. He is the creator of all of the medical content which is also Pancita's Group intellectual backbone. Nowadays, Embarazada.com has well over 5 million views a month.

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