Your Baby's Development: Week 15

Week 15
You are 15 weeks pregnant and your baby weighs around 2.47 ounces, or 70 grams. Baby's tiny heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood a day. And the skin that has developed is so thin, one could see through it to the blood vessels inside! By birth, baby's heart will be pumping around 300 quarts of blood a day!

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Blonde or brunette?
Baby's hair growth continues this week both on the head and the eyebrows. If your baby is going to have dark hair, hair follicles can start to make the pigment that will color baby's hair. Baby's ears are nearly in position by now, however they are still sitting a bit low on the head. Inside, the bone and marrow in the skeletal system are continuing to develop. As well, muscle development continues. In fact, your baby may even be able to make a fist and bend his or her arms at the elbows and wrists!

How Do You Feel?
And what about you? At this stage in your pregnancy, your heart pumps up to 20% more blood than usual. This is because you must supply your baby with the blood he or she requires. Your clothes are probably becoming a bit on the tight side so you might want to look into buying maternity clothes. Many pregnant women have mixed feeling about this; they can be overjoyed, yet afraid of the changes that are happening to their body. These feelings are perfectly OK. Thanks to your hormones, life can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster these days.

Feeling Scatterbrained?
These are strange times and do not feel alone! Some of the most organized women confess that pregnancy makes them forgetful, very clumsy and, often, unable to concentrate. The best advice? Have plenty of rest, don't try to take on too much, have a laugh and take these "mental lapses" in stride - they're just temporary.

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