Week 16
Your baby is the size of a chocolate covered apple!
Week 16 |
Fun Fact!
Your baby's hair is likely starting to grow.
Week 16 |
Dos and Don'ts
  • Do start sleeping on your left side
  • Don't look at your ultrasound screen if you want to keep your baby's gender a secret
Week 16 |
What should you expect in Week 16?
  • From a donut sprinkle to a chocolate-covered apple, your baby is getting so big!
  • Every day your uterus is expanding to create more room, making that bump of yours bigger and bigger.
  • Week 16 is around the first of the weeks some moms can even start to feel their babies moving around.
  • As The Bump reports, these initial movements and sensations are called “quickenings.”
  • You may have also been asked whether or not you want to do an amniocentesis. This is an elective test that can detect several defects and abnormalities.
  • The test is “generally considered safe, but comes with a very small increased risk of miscarriage.”
  • As for your baby, those tiny movements and motions may be triggered by the sound of your voice.
  • That’s right; it’s around week 16 that your baby begins to really hear what is going on around him or her, so start chatting away!
  • In addition to hearing sounds, your baby is also growing hair, more bones, and muscles, and their liver and pancreas are starting to work!
  • Their toenails are starting to form, and so is their lung tissue.
Helpful Products
Week 16 |
Newborn Baby Bassinet
Buy Now
You may be deciding how you want to handle the sleep schedule when you first bring your baby home! This newborn bedside bassinet can be a huge help!
Week 16 |
BravoFor2 LE Standing/Sitting Double Stroller
Buy Now
Treaded rubber tires, full suspension, and front swivels help maintain a smooth ride for both passengers in every configuration.
About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.

Scroll to Top