This week You can for the first time to feel the stirring of Your
the fetus. This is more likely if You have given birth before, or differ
Generally women feel the movement of the fetus during repeated pregnancies
approximately 2-4 weeks earlier than in the first. This is the main
because the woman is already familiar with this feeling. In principle
what woman does not recognize the perturbations of the fetus during the first
pregnancy to 22-23 weeks, it is not surprising: these very often
the first stirrings very delicate, unlike kicks, generously
over-the fruit at a later date.
The first stirrings of the fruit can be used to calculate
the expected delivery date. Although, as You know, the accuracy of this
the criterion is not so high.
This week You need to donate blood for the determination of levels
alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and
unconjugated estriol (ne).
Under certain debilitating diseases (such as down syndrome,
cranial hernia, anenzephalia, the splitting of the anterior abdominal
wall fruit, etc.) levels of these substances in the blood of pregnant women
can deviate from the norm.
According to the research results can be suspect or exclude in the fetus
the presence of these defects. In principle, You can donate blood and next
week, and even later, but it is advisable that You have time to donate blood
twice, with an interval in 1 - 2 weeks in the period between the 15th and 20th weeks
For example, on the 16-th and 19-th or 17 th and 20 th. Contact
your gynecologist or medical-genetic consultation.
The kid continues with Your and God's help to work tirelessly on their improvement.
Now his ear (what in common parlance is called "ears")
located almost in its place. Previously, they were lower (i.e.
closer to the neck). Another stroke to the portrait is almost completely
As for the work of the kidneys and bladder, and there
progress - almost every 45 minutes the kid makes a contribution to the composition
amniotic fluid. Increasing coordination of movements of the hands and feet. Yes, and the baby
grow taller - its length is almost 16 inches!
And here is the promised picture: baby sucks its thumb.
However, this is not the last picture of this kind. (since this
the habit persists until birth)
Photo: Lenart Nielson
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