Pregnancy Week 15

BirthWatch ticker week for 15

"Your baby's legs are growing longer than the arms. All limbs are moving now."

More About Week 15:

  • Your baby is practicing inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid which is critical in developing the air sacs of the lungs.
  • Your baby can sense light, even though his/her eyelids are still fused shut.
  • Your baby will squirm if touched from outside the belly.
  • Your baby's eyelids will tighten if anything touches them.
  • Your baby's neck is elongating so that the chin can now lift off the chest.
  • Your baby is about 4 inches long.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 15

Recommended Reading:

The Business of Being Born

This is a DVD. Watch this DVD (available for purchase at or at your local library or through Netflix) in your 1st or early 2nd trimester and think about how your prenatal appointments are going. Are you satisfied with your care provider? Are your appointments long enough for you to get answers to all your questions? Do you leave feeling listened to and respected? The Business of Being Born can help you sort out your feelings about what you need in a maternity care provider. If your fit isn't right now, it's not going to improve in the labor and delivery room. Continue to shop around for the care provider that fits you best.

See More Recommendations For the Second Trimester from BirthWatch