Sixteen-Week Visit

Body Changes

You are probably feeling better, have more energy and you may begin to “show.” You may notice a dark line (linea nigra) down the center of your abdomen. This will fade after your baby is born. If you already have a child, you may start feeling the baby move at about 14 to 16 weeks. Your baby is still very small, weighing about four to six ounces.

Fetal Growth

Your baby is approximately 6-7 inches long and weighs about 5 ounces.

Specific Instructions for this Month:

  • Schedule an ultrasound for your next appointment.

We believe that prenatal visits are a critical part of your care. When there are no problems, it is reassuring to hear “everything is fine.” When there is a problem, your physician/midwife will address it. Feel free to ask questions and discuss your feelings.