What is important to know during week 16 of my pregnancy?

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By week 16, your baby's facial muscles are developing. During an ultrasound you may see your baby making different facial expressions and hear its heartbeat. Some women begin to feel their baby moving around, which is known as "quickening." Your growing breasts and belly are more noticeable. Remember that weight gain is normal and it's important to keep eating well and exercising as much as you can. You may also notice that your libido is changing. Some women's breasts and vaginas are more sensitive during this time. If you have any questions about what you're experiencing at this stage of your second trimester, talk to your doctor.

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Week 16 Of Pregnancy

Week 16 Of Pregnancy

Your baby has grown substantially by the time you're 4 months pregnant. Your baby now weighs around four ounces and the arms and legs are moving from nervous system responses. Facial muscles develop; during an ultrasound you may s...

ee your baby make facial expressions and even hear its heartbeat. Along with your own weight gain, you may experience more sensitivity in your breasts and vagina. Learn more about what to expect in the 16th week of pregnancy with expert advice from Sharecare.
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