Week 16 - Avocado

Week 16

Hiccup! Excuse me…

 

Here’s what has changed this week:

  • Your baby can now start to straighten their neck as their backbone begins to strengthen
  • Their coordination is also improved as the skeletal and nervous systems continue to develop
  • Your baby may get the hiccups now which is the body’s way of strengthening the diaphragm

 

As your baby bump begins to put pressure against your lungs causing shortness of breath, however your lungs expand to increase the oxygen in your bloodstream.

The increase in hormones during pregnancy causes an increase in blood flow which may make you feel a little congested or cause nosebleeds. As your digestive track slows you may feel an increase in your heartburn levels. Remember, frequent meals are the best preventative measure.

 

Learn more:
Nasal congestion

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