Welcome to 15 weeks of your pregnancy!

Your baby is around 10.1cm long from head to bottom, which is about the size of an apple! Their eyebrows and eyelashes are also starting to develop.

At this stage, your little one's world is expanding as they begin to perceive the sounds of the outside world. They may hear the muted sounds of your digestive system, the comforting rhythm of your voice and even the steady beat of your heart. Additionally, their eyes are starting to become sensitive to light, despite being closed. They may sense the presence of a bright light outside your tummy!

Your wellbeing at 15 weeks: During pregnancy, it's common to experience an increase in vaginal discharge. Typically, this discharge is thin, clear, or milky white and shouldn't smell unpleasant. However, if you notice any unusual symptoms such as an unpleasant or strange smell, itchiness, soreness or pain when urinating, contact your midwife or GP, as these could indicate an infection.

Backache is another common symptom in pregnancy, attributed to the increasing weight of your womb and the effects of pregnancy hormones on your body's ligaments. This strain on your lower back can lead to discomfort, but there are strategies to help alleviate it and promote your comfort. Anterior placenta mums tend to experience lower back pain during pregnancy. 

You may start to feel your baby move soon, so this is a great week to familiarise yourself with what to expect.

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