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15 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

15 Weeks Pregnant: Week-by-Week Guide

Congratulations! You’re 15 weeks pregnant and in your fourth month. Your tiny human is growing, and incredible changes are happening fast. Check out this week-by-week guide to find out what’s in store for your baby’s development and your body in week 15 of pregnancy. 

  • 15 weeks pregnant is which trimester? Second trimester
  • How many weeks of pregnancy are left? 25 weeks
  • How many months is 15 weeks pregnant? You’re four months pregnant.

With week 14 of your pregnancy complete, you’re on week 15. Enjoy it, as week 16 is on the horizon! 

One of the most exciting things about pregnancy is how many changes you’ll experience with your little one over the span of just seven days! Here are some tips and tricks to keep on top of all that’s happening.

Your baby at 15 weeks pregnant

What’s happening in there

  • Your baby, now a 15-month fetus, is the size of an orange.
  • You’re in month four, with five months left.
  • The countdown continues: You’ve got 25 weeks to go!

What happens during the 15th week of pregnancy?

  • You’ve got a little fuzzball growing: Hair is beginning to appear with the growth of your baby’s eyelashes, eyebrows, and a tiny amount on their head.
  • I see you, baby: The skin is developing, but it's so translucent that you can see the blood vessels just below the surface.
  • Bust a move: Your baby is getting active in there. They’re able to move their arms, wrists, head, hands, and feet, and wiggle their fingers and toes.
  • Take a deep breath: Your baby can now make breathing movements, suckle, and swallow.

Where is my baby at 15 weeks in my stomach?

Your baby’s current home is the amniotic sac in your uterus. The uterus begins about four or five inches below your navel. At 15 weeks, it weighs approximately 8.5 ounces. You’ll be able to tell exactly where your little one is once you begin feeling those first flutters of your baby’s movement, which could kick in within the next few weeks. 

What should I be feeling at 15 weeks pregnant?

  • By this week, you may be susceptible to what is known as pregnancy or baby brain, a vagueness or forgetfulness that happens to expectant mothers. It won’t last forever, but it’s a good excuse for the little things you may find yourself forgetting right now.
  • This is the best time in your pregnancy so far—you’re likely not feeling sick or too uncomfortable, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

The size of a baby at 15 weeks pregnant

15 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Weight 2.5 ounces
Baby Length 4 inches
Baby Size Comparable to a pear

Week 15 pregnancy symptoms

During week 15 of pregnancy, your body is changing quickly. As your baby grows, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time.

8 common week 15 pregnancy symptoms

  1. Along with pregnancy brain, you may experience headaches and dizziness.
  2. As your body changes, varicose veins may appear in your legs.
  3. If you’ve noticed you’re getting short of breath, it could be because organs are pressing against your lungs as your body makes room for the little one.
  4. The extra blood pumping throughout your body could cause nosebleeds and swollen gums.
  5. While you may be over morning sickness, you might still be dealing with heartburn.
  6. You may continue to feel pain around the groin and lower sides of your belly as your muscles and ligaments stretch to support your expanding uterus. 
  7. Say goodbye to many of the uncomfortable first trimester symptoms, and welcome back to your appetite and your libido. 
  8. If you’re not showing yet, you could be any day now. Many moms, especially first-time moms, don’t have an obvious baby bump until week 16.

3 tips for week 15 for a healthy and safe pregnancy

Being 15 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Here are some tips on how to adjust to this new stage to keep you and your baby safe.

  • Take a walk in someone else's shoes: Your body’s growing and you’ll experience some fluid retention, so try a pair of slip-on shoes in one size (or even two sizes) bigger than you usually wear.
  • Don't skip out on breakfast: Your body and baby need it.
  • Healthy foods: By now, you’re gaining 1 to 2 pounds per week, so ensure you’re eating the right foods for a healthy baby.

Week 15 pregnancy checklist

Knowing what to do week-by-week can help you feel prepared and alleviate stress. Add these new items to your to-do list this week. You’ve got this, mama!

Week 15 Pregnancy To-Do’s Complete
Schedule any upcoming screenings and tests Schedule any upcoming screenings and tests is completed
Treat yourself to some comfortable new shoes Treat yourself to some comfortable new shoes is completed
Think about who’s coming to your baby shower Think about who’s coming to your baby shower is completed

Learn more about your pregnancy, including pregnancy planning and pregnancy nutrition, to feel prepared to continue this magical adventure. You’re armed with the facts and know what to do, so now you can take time to connect with the little one growing inside you.

With week 14 in the rearview mirror and week 15 going strong, look to the future and what's coming up in week 16!

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