15 Weeks Pregnant

You should be starting to enjoy the perks of pregnancy by week fifteen. You should be feeling stronger and mentally rested, and ready to enjoy the best days of your pregnancy.  You will probably have noticed the expansion of your baby bump and now is the time that others will also begin to notice that you are pregnant.

You should have gained approximately 5 pounds by now. If you have gained more, don’t worry. If you start gaining too much the doctor will let you know. If you are not gaining enough, the doctor will advise you on what you need to do if anything to help maintain your weight during the pregnancy. You may experience more nasal stuffiness at this time thanks to those pesky hormones—specifically estrogen levels which can cause swelling of the mucus membranes.

Baby’s Development

At week fifteen, your baby will measure in approximately 4” long and about 1-.3/4 ounces–about the size of an orange. Week 15 brings on lots of rehearsals.

  • Breathing movements will continue
  • Sucking and swallowing movements are more finely tuned
  • Movements become more purposeful and smooth
  • Baby’s ears are moving to the sides of the head from their earlier home on the neck
  • Eyes are becoming more centrally located on the face

Babies have a keen sense of hearing early on—and it’s always a great time to begin talking to the baby. Some new moms will place headphones on their belly so the baby can hear music.

Sometime around this week, many mothers begin to feel the subtle flutter of their little person.  What can easily be mistaken for rumbling gas may actually be your little acrobat who is busy stretching and growing for the big day.

Changes With Your Body

Weight gain can be a concern with pregnant women. By this week in pregnancy , weight gain should be approximately 5 pounds (give or take). You may have gained more than that. But is nothing to worry about if you are a pound or two over. At the end of the pregnancy an average between 25 to 35 pounds is recommended.  Higher weight gain may lead to delivery complications or problems with blood pressure or diabetes—too low, and you may be at risk for preterm labor and growth restrictions for baby.  Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about weight gain.

You can actually feel the top of your uterus about four to five inches below the belly now. The doctor will start measuring your belly with each visit to make sure baby is growing appropriately. This is called fundal height, and it is used to measure and monitor the baby’s growth

What to Expect

The coming weeks are sure to be some of your best.  The surge in hormone levels will send your libido higher, making intimacy more pleasurable.  Because your belly isn’t growing too far out of its bounds yet either, you can still sleep comfortably and get around without much problem.

Tips/Advice

You should be attending all of your doctor’s appointments and listening to your physician’s advice.  Continue taking your vitamins and try to make healthy diet choices. There are plenty of books out there and websites that you can check out when it comes to eating right. Relax and have fun, you only get 9 months to enjoy the pregnancy.


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49 Comments For This Post

  1. meliposa Says:

    Love the weekly updates!! I’ll be 15 weeks tomorrow, and I feel so so so fat… LOL but have only gained like 6 lbs, but doesn’t help that I’m already overweight… but can’t wait to find out what my baby is!!

  2. mary D Says:

    I have actually lost about 5 pounds.

  3. jodie Says:

    im 15 weeks and having a lil boy i don’t know how much i have gained in weight but i do have a big bump x x

  4. landryy Says:

    You're 15 weeks and you already know the sex of your baby? I was told I had to wait untl week 18-20 to get a sono? Wow! Congrats Jodie. The suspense is getting to me. I’ll be 14 weeks tomorrow!

  5. Jessica Says:

    I am 15 weeks now and I will find out the sex at 19 weeks. I can't wait either. I have lost some weight because of the terrrible morning and all day sickness.

  6. sj Says:

    I’m 15 weeks 2day I hope I start feeling better cause my 3yrs is average 3yrs congrat 2 all the mother we all most there

  7. Chidimma Says:

    I am 15 week, have started feeling little movement of my baby, i eat alot and find it difficult to sleep. i will go for my first u/s next week.

  8. Debbie Says:

    I’m 15 weeks now but still feel all them morning sickness and all
    I can’t wait to get past this stage; the spitting thing is what is really getting to me now
    But asides that it’s an exciting ride I must say!!

  9. Daly Says:

    I'am 14 weeks now and i lost 8 pounds, because of the morning and all day sickness. I can't wait to past this stage!!!

  10. alissa Says:

    i am fifteen weeks one day :) i have lost almost fifteen pounds so far, i find out what i am having in twelve days! i love my jellybean.

  11. mallie Says:

    im 15 weeks and 2 days, my tummy is huge, yet ive gained no weight. Im feeling lots of aching in my lower stomach and have felt the baby move for a few weeks now, little flutters!! Im having a beautiful little baby boy, finally my 10 year old son will be a big brother……

  12. carajay Says:

    I am fifteen weeks with my first baby and am looking forward to becoming a mommy.

  13. Marlena Says:

    Im 15 Weeks Pregnant im felling fine I think that im having a boy…Well im due January 23,11 Well Hope all is well with everybodys pregnancy…I havent had any monring sickness….

  14. Irene Says:

    Im due the same day :)

  15. Nikki Says:

    I’m 15 weeks today! My first lil peanut :) hopefully find out what it is next week! Due : January 29, 2K11

  16. charlotte Says:

    hi im due the same day and i also think im having a boy,I have a boy and a girl already so might leave this one a surprise.I go for my next scan 9th sept. so plenty of time to change my mind, Looking forward to going to midwife and hearing the heart beat next week!

  17. mrs.johnson Says:

    Im fifthteen weeks n due january 29 but i think its gne come on my birthday february 1 this whole experience is very new to me but im really enjoyin it cnt wait til my baby is here n congrads to all the mothers out there

  18. Tara Says:

    I am two days away from being 15 weeks! I'm so excited about having a baby and prayed so hard for this time to come! I am so thankful to God for giving me this baby! I know the morning sickness, or shall I say the all day sickness has been a ride, and hopefull soon that stage will be over with. We don't know what we are having yet and probably won't find out for a few more weeks, but we have a feeling it will be a little boy! lol! I'm not sure how much weight I have gained but I do have a little bump! It's our first little baby and can't wait for it to be here and how exciting it is to know we will have a family!! = ) God is too good to us!! May God Bless you all!

  19. april Says:

    I am 15 weeks and 3 days i dont know how much weight i have gained i see the doctor tomorrow. I have a big bump.. well it seems big to me :) this is our first child and we are both very excited. He is hoping for a little boy but im just hoping he or she is healthy. Congrats to all the mommys out there :)

  20. rricco Says:

    I am 15 weeks and 4 days and right on Tuesday I found out I'm expecting a baby BOY!!! I feel so blessed and thankful that my pregnancy is going well. ♡

  21. Guera de Laurentis Says:

    i will be 15weeks en a couple of days. my due date es march 9 2011, i can’t wait too find out what i’m having, i have an ultrasound appointment on’ thee 30th of september, hopefully i’ll kno then wha i’m having, all yu ladies make mee envious knowing thee sex at 15 weeks lol

    p.s. my birthdays on’ january thee 29th

  22. Amber Lynn Says:

    That is sooo exciting. How can you find out so early what you are having? Because I am going out of town for a few weeks and will not return until my 22nd week… I am dying to know. My Due date is March 10, 2011. i go into the midwife office on the 29th Im going to ask if i can have an early one…. It is driving me crazy….

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  23. Tira Says:

    This made my eyes water to read about women having babies amazing! My due date is Mar 12 2011 I’m excited my hubby is military and just finished training for drill sergeant were praying for a boy! Good Luck Ladies…

  24. steph Says:

    Good luck tira mine due 8th march x

  25. Emily Says:

    Good luck to you both! I'm due March 8th too! This is my first and I'm nervous/anxious/excited/terrified!!

  26. megan Says:

    I will be 15 weeks on Saturday and baby is due on 19 March! I've had a great pregnancy so far – no morning sickness at all and no cravings either! Gynae is 90% sure it's a boy, but will know for definite at the next scan on 12 October! so excited!!!

  27. EricaFaye Says:

    i'll be 15 weeks on friday and im prayin for a little girl!! My next appointment is this upcoming tuesday. Im due May 6 2k11. COngrats to all the mothers!!

  28. Sofiyaya Says:

    Hi I am 15 weeks pregnant and still experience morning sickness. Have anyone tried the intelligender to predict the baby gender? I am too curious to wait until my next ultrasound.

  29. tashi Says:

    congrats even m expecting n my dur date is 23 june 2k11,i love baby grl n ya good luck to you too..

  30. Wawira Says:

    i’m from nairobi kenya, 15weeks today and i haven’t gained any weight. Cant tell if i have a bump or not coz i’ma plus size, but doc assured me all is well. Baby’s at 150bpm. Had a scan last week. Awesome experience! Cant wait to know the sex. Due july 9th 2011. Congrats to all moms.

  31. Candice Says:

    Love the feeling of being pregnant, these days wow *excited*

  32. Olz Says:

    i am 15 wks today and cant wait to know the sex of the baby hoping for a girl already have 6 yr old boy…

  33. Olz Says:

    Oh by the way am so happy coz had and ectopic and miscarriage in a row but this time by the grace of the Lord I am going to hold my baby in my own hands….you can see a small bump and yah am putting on weight….

  34. Christie Says:

    I’m 15 weeks and have gained 7-8 lb. Is anyone else around that weight gain and not showing a pregnant belly? I feel so self-conscious becasue my stomach is bigger and my waist is thicker, but I don’t have a bump. I just look like I’ve gained weight in my mid-section, but it doesn’t look anything at all like a baby bump to me.

  35. Christina Says:

    I'm 15 weeks and have gained 7-8lb. Is anyone else at this stage/weight gain? I feel awful because I have a bigger gut and wider waist, but not baby belly to speak of. I just look like I've put on random weight. I don't see any hint of an actual baby.

  36. Christina Says:

    I weighed 123 to start and am 5'7" by the way…to add to my question.

  37. krissyk Says:

    im 15 weeks and have lost 15 lbs! ughhh been so sick and still not feeling great!! we are waiting til 8/26 when im due to find out what thier gonna be!!! love surprises and think this will be the best ever!!!:)

  38. danielle Says:

    If the math is correct, I’m 15 weeks as of 2 days ago. I only found out that I’m pregnant on feb.22. It was a total shock, but we are super excited. I am still waiting for my 1st ultrasound to find out how far for sure.Good luck to all the soon-to-be-moms!

  39. nicoleannalise Says:

    i have two friends who have tried intelligender and in both cases they found out that the test was wrong at their ultrasound, that didn't stop me from buying it though even though it's a bit pricey, i have my ultrasound tomorrow though i can't wait!

  40. Chioma Says:

    please am waiting for your mail today am 16 weeks today please can you people email me to know how my baby is please.
    thank you.

  41. Nicole Says:

    I was 125 to start with and am 5'6 – i have gained about 8-10 pounds…I feel like this is alot too. Any ideas on how to keep it to about 2-3 pounds a month?

  42. Liliana Says:

    I am 15 weeks nd I have troublee sleepinq ndd ifindd outt what am having tomarrow (:
    I hopee its a girl

  43. Breann Says:

    I don’t get it. I was told I fifteen weeks according to the soon but my obgy told me im due 1.1.12??

  44. danielle Says:

    I’ll be 15 weeks in 2 days but I don’t feel anything. I am a little tired. but don’t feel any movement what. so ever. I don’t feel sick. Nothing. Just look a little bigger that’s It.

  45. Julie Says:

    I am 15 weeks 3 days and morning sickness is sticking around :( I have lost 8 lbs so far, my son will be 10 in Feb. and I am due April 30th, 2012. He is SO excited!!! Anyone else due around then? Feel free to email me if your looking for a preggo pal lol julieccpc@gmail.com!

  46. felicia Says:

    im an 15 weeks and 2 days and i find out the sex of my baby 19 weeks . i cant wait im too excited

  47. hazar Says:

    i am 15 weeks pregnants and i am feeling the kicks of my baby. i am the same weight as always which is 58. my belly one day is showing and the other day no one can tell that i am pregnant. bizarre!!! lol

  48. elizabeth Says:

    I’m also 15weeks pregnant am also having a baby boy my stomach is showing alright very excited

  49. CAT Says:

    I AM 15 weeks and two DAYz ..I HAVE NOT BEEN SICK THIS WHOLE TIME BUT MY DR TOLD ME I AM UNDER WEIGHT…I GO TO THE DR ON THE 30 AND I HOPE TO FIND OUT THE SEX..

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