What’s happening in week 15 of your pregnancy?
Your baby’s skeletal system and muscles are developing. Ensure the strength of your baby’s bone health by eating calcium-rich foods.
Your baby is four inches (10 centimeters) long and weighs two and a half ounces (around 71 grams).
Hair is appearing on your baby’s head and eyebrows. Fine, soft hair, called lanugo, will also start growing all over his body to protect his skin.
How is your baby’s brain developing?
Your baby’s brain continues to help him learn motor skills. Your baby can move his head, arms and legs.
Have him reach the top of the learning curve by consuming more “brain foods” that contain DHA, such as salmon and sardines.
What pregnancy symptoms might you experience this week?
Are you more forgetful and easily distracted these days? This symptom called “pregnancy brain” may be due to the combination of hormonal fluctuations and other pregnancy symptoms like fatigue and nausea.
Take these measures to maintain mental clarity, and you will be in a better position to care for your baby, too:
Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect your state of mind.
Keep reminder notes. Writing out a list of errands can help you be more organised.
Eat nutrients to beat fatigue. Food rich in iron, such as spinach, can keep your energy levels up.
Mom’s tip of the week
It may be time for larger shoes. During pregnancy, your wardrobe changes may have to include both clothes and footwear. That’s because your body is retaining extra fluid—including in your feet. This week, consider trying on some slip-on shoes in one size (or even two sizes) bigger than you normally wear.