What’s happening in week 15 of your pregnancy?

Your baby’s skeletal system and muscles are developing. Ensure the strength of your baby’s bone health by eating calcium-rich foods.

Your baby is 10 centimetres long and weighs around 71 grams.

Hair starts appearing on your baby’s head and eyebrows. Fine, soft hair, called lanugo, will also start growing all over their body to protect their skin.

How is your baby’s brain developing?

Your baby’s brain continues to help them learn motor skills. Your baby can move their head, arms and legs.

What pregnancy symptoms might you experience this week?      

Are you more forgetful and easily distracted these days? This symptom called “pregnancy brain” may be due to the combination of hormonal fluctuations and other pregnancy symptoms like fatigue and nausea.

Take these measures to maintain mental clarity and you will be in a better position to care for your baby, too:

  • Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can affect your state of mind.
  • Keep reminder notes. Writing out a list of errands can help you be more organised.
  • Eat nutrients to beat fatigue. Food rich in iron, such as spinach, can keep your energy levels up.

Mom’s tip of the week

It may be time for larger shoes. During pregnancy, your wardrobe changes may have to include both clothing and footwear. That’s because your body is retaining extra fluid—including in your feet. This week, consider trying on some slip-on shoes in one size (or even two sizes) bigger than you normally wear.