Pregnancy Week 16

BirthWatch ticker week for 16

"Your baby is now growing toenails."

More About Week 16:

  • Your baby's heart is pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day.
  • Your baby's heart rate is between 120 - 160 beats per minute which is twice the rate of an adult's heart rate.
  • Your baby is growing more bone so that baby can bend at his or her joints.
  • Your baby's skin is very thin and transparent.
  • Your baby is becoming more evident from the outside as the abdomen thickens and widens.
  • A baby at this developmental stage is about 6 inches in length and weighs about 4 ounces.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 16

Recommended Reading:

Pilates During Pregnancy

This is a DVD. Yes, you have to exercise during pregnancy to maintain health and build stamina for childbirth and parenthood. Pilates does this beautifully. Ideally, you're taking a regular, weekly exercise class in your community. Between classes, this is a terrific DVD for women who want a terrific workout at home.

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