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15 weeks and 3 days pregnant

15 weeks and 3 days pregnant

Now the toes are lengthening and a gentle arch to the foot is beginning to take shape. Your baby can grasp her feet at will but has difficulty bringing them up to her mouth: this is not a problem a little later in pregnancy.

It’s time for another routine antenatal appointment to ensure everything is progressing well with you and your baby.

You may be booked in for an antenatal appointment at around 16 weeks, and this is normally the first formal visit you’ll have with the midwife following your booking-in appointment.

Your urine will be tested, and your blood pressure measured. Furthermore, the midwife should be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat, which can be very reassuring.

Women who do not have the nuchal translucency scan at around 11–14 weeks, may be offered one of two blood tests, known as the triple test or quadruple test, which are screening tests for Down’s syndrome.

This appointment also offers you an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have, and your midwife will report the results of the routine tests you had at your booking-in appointment, or shortly thereafter.

If your blood test results show that your haemoglobin levels were low, you may be offered a prescription for iron.

You’ll need to choose clothes that accommodate your growing bump, but that doesn’t have to mean investing in a whole new maternity wardrobe just yet.

The following innovations will help to keep you comfortable and extend the life of your normal clothes for a few weeks at least:

Maternity wear first appeared around the middle of the 19th century.

At this time a prudish society felt that pregnancy should be hidden. For this same reason, and for the wellbeing of mother and child, women were encouraged to stay in bed in the weeks leading up to the birth.

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