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    Your baby’s development

    Making faces–and muscles!

    Things are really taking shape as the skeletal and nervous systems begin to connect and muscles throughout his body begin to work. Developed facial muscles make it possible to squint, frown, and make other facial expressions.
    Things are really taking shape as the skeletal and nervous systems begin to connect and muscles throughout his body begin to work. Developed facial muscles make it possible to squint, frown, and make other facial expressions.

    Here’s what else is happening during sixteenth week of pregnancy:
    • He/She is probably 10 to 13 cm long now, which is about the length of a large pear.
    • Eyelashes are visible and his eyes move and even perceive light, although his eyelids are still sealed.
    • He may be having tiny hiccups, though he isn’t large enough for you to feel them.
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    Your nutrition and health

    Iron out your pregnancy diet.

    This is a crucial time in your pregnancy when iron is especially important for the production of the red blood cells your body needs, and is one of the most critical nutrients in the prevention of complications for mom and baby. A lack of iron can cause anemia, which can make you feel tired and more susceptible to illness.
    This is a crucial time in your pregnancy when iron is especially important for the production of the red blood cells your body needs, and is one of the most critical nutrients in the prevention of complications for mom and baby. A lack of iron can cause anemia, which can make you feel tired and more susceptible to illness. Beef , chicken , green peas and lentils are highly rich with iron .

    As you continue on your pregnancy path, here are some healthy eating reminders:

    Increase:
    • Whole grains, such as whole-wheat or multigrain breads
    • Fruits and vegetables, including apples, pears, carrots, and spinach
    • Low-fat, nutrient-rich proteins, such as lean meats and poultry, low-fat yogurt, or water-packed tuna fish
    • Unsaturated fats, such as olive oil, canola oil, or safflower oil
    Decrease:
    • Saturated and trans fats found in fats that are solid at room temperature, such as butter, and beef fat.
    • Empty calories, such as those in sweetened beverages with added sugars, including soft drinks and presweetened teas
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    Things to think about now

    Sinus congestion, runny nose, and nosebleeds, oh my!

    By your 16th week of pregnancy, it’s not uncommon to experience nasal discomfort from the excess hormones and extra blood in your system. If you experience congestion, a runny nose, or nosebleeds, here are a few suggestions to help keep them at bay:
    By your 16th week of pregnancy, it’s not uncommon to experience nasal discomfort from the excess hormones and extra blood in your system. If you experience congestion, a runny nose, or nosebleeds, here are a few suggestions to help keep them at bay:
    • Try saline drops with your doctor’s approval.
    • Drink enough liquids to keep nasal passages moist.
    • Try a humidifier, particularly when you sleep.
    • Dab petroleum jelly around the edges of your nostrils to moisten and protect the skin.

    -If problem persist, please seek advice from your doctor.

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    What happens next week?

    Little lungs are getting ready for oxygen.

    Lungs finish branching as they are being prepared to take in oxygen’
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