How will I feel during week 16 of my pregnancy?

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At 16 weeks many women are excited and enjoying their pregnancy. The morning sickness and mood swings of the first trimester are just a memory. The uterus is continuing to grow and weighs approximately 8.5 ounces. The placenta is also growing, and an increased amount of amniotic fluid is being produced to help protect the baby. A baby bump is evident and the anticipation of feeling the baby move is just around the corner

By week 16 of pregnancy, you're likely to feel more settled into your growing and changing body. You may notice a "glowing" of your skin. Because your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight, it's important to remember to use sunscreen. Overall, at this point in the pregnancy, you're likely to feel better as nausea continues to subside.

Other symptoms related to your growing breasts, including feeling tenderness of the nipples is common. Your libido may also be increasing due to the estrogen and progesterone in your body. If you're concerned about how you're feeling during week 16, talk to your doctor.

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