How Do You Feel at 16 Weeks Pregnant?
The growing uterus presses especially against the gut, which can increase your bump size. Maternity clothes are now very comfortable for many women for this reason.
There are often antenatal check-ups around the 16th week of pregnancy. This is not just exciting for the mums-to-be. Partners love them too. It makes the pregnancy seem "more real" since your other half is unable to feel the many changes going on inside you. The first connection with the baby can be made, especially during an ultrasound scan. Hearing the heartbeat or watching the child turn a somersault is a very emotional moment for many people.
Your gums may be more sensitive than usual at this time. So it is especially important to clean your teeth thoroughly during pregnancy and don’t forget to book an appointment with your dentists as you’ll have free NHS dental care during your pregnancy. Hormones can also dry up your eyes, making them more sensitive. If you have any issues with your teeth or eyes, you should contact your midwife or doctor, rather than experimenting with household remedies. Even "natural" substances can have side effects on you and/or your baby.
The growth spurt may mean that you feel the broad ligaments pulling even harder. While we are talking about growth, your breasts may now be 1 or 2 cup sizes larger than at the start of your pregnancy. Some women are already producing colostrum, so there is no need to worry if you notice wet spots. But if you are unsure, it is always best to get medical advice.
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