From this stage of pregnancy and in the next few weeks, your baby will double in weight almost every other week. His length will almost always increase every time and you will be feeling this strain on your uterus. You will be more tired than usual and you may experience the some of the symptoms of the first trimester still. This is not always the case; a minority of women will experience the nausea and vomiting of the first trimester all the way to the last trimester when they deliver their babies. You can deal with this nausea and vomiting by eating a little food when going to sleep or eating something sweet before sleeping.
He is straighter than he was before and his head is much more developed than before. His limbs are much lighter and flexible and he has a visible neck. Your baby has also increased in his length and his eyes are closer together and much closer to the front of the head than in the previous week. He is much heavier as his bones get denser and he has ears that are much more developed.
It has been said when you are 16 weeks pregnant he can respond to sound and light stimuli thanks to the development of the eyes and ears. He can respond to any voices and sudden changes in volume. Mothers will notice agitation in the baby when there is a sudden change in volume levels and so forth. His heart is increasing in size everyday and it is able to pump a lot more blood every single day. This organ should develop a lot more everyday as well.
You are now in the middle of your pregnancy, and the “pregnancy glow” will come out at this point. Your uterus is getting heavier thanks to the weight of the baby and it continues to stretch and increase in size. Most women will notice increased comfort at this time of their pregnancy as they will have less nausea and little vomiting. They will not have morning sickness and the cravings will no longer be there.
You will feel your baby move in your uterus. This is not absolute as some women will feel these movements much earlier and some others will feel these movements much later. Most movements will be a reaction to stimuli like noise or light. You will notice that your baby will move when you point a flashlight on your belly. Any noise will cause the movement of the baby in the belly of the mother.
It is important to eat well; both in quantity and in quality. Calcium and iron are some of the most important nutrients needed for the health of the mother and the baby in the womb. To ensure that you have the right amount of all the nutrients, consult a nutritionist. As for exercises, you need to ensure that you are not straining your body too much. Perform light exercises to ease your labor process when the time comes.