16 Weeks Pregnant Pictures

16 Weeks Pregnant Pictures Belly

Your 16 Weeks Pregnant Pictures Belly is quite round, thanks to your baby bump. Your uterus will continue to plump up, and by 20 weeks, it will be the size of a papaya and located about halfway between your navel and your pubis. Many women start to feel the first kicking at around this point in pregnancy — a sign that you’re officially in your second trimester!

The delicate golden glow of your 16 weeks pregnant belly is a sign that you are now on your way to having a baby. During the second trimester, your uterus will grow and begin to poke out from your abdomen as it increasing in size.

Your 16 weeks pregnant belly is big. That fetus we told you about is now the size of an eggplant and swimming around in there, floating several inches below your navel.

You’re in your second trimester, and there’s no hiding that you’re pregnant: Your belly has grown to the size of a papaya. Now’s the time when all your friends and family start treating you more gently and getting more excited about the baby.

See your 16 weeks pregnant belly now! You might be surprised by the changes you can’t see happening inside of you. Your baby measures about three inches long and weighs about one ounce at this point. Her head is still relatively small but it will grow to be the biggest part of her body. She’s already starting to develop hair follicles and a little bit of fat.

Check out pictures of 16 weeks pregnant bellies to see how big your baby bump is! You can also see a 16-week-old fetus and learn fun facts about your second trimester, like what the goop in your toilet means and how you’re growing more hair.

Pregnancy bump photos from our MFM mums

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By Tara Breathnach

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Thanks to Steph1209 (pictured) for sending us her 16 week belfie.

One of our mums has commented that this week has left her with heartburn and a tummy ache after eating. Another has found herself getting anxious at this stage – she had a miscarriage previously, and she tells us that the scans and check-ups only alleviate the worry temporarily. If you have concerns, take a look at our miscarriage guide for reassurance.

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abigail96 @ 16 weeks

“16 week pregnant belly. Not a very good photo but had to snap one quickly before getting ready for work hehe!”

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DDMCA @ 16 weeks + 1 day

“Worried because I’m soo big so early!”

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NorwayMom2Be @ 16 weeks + 2 days

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pearl16 @ 16 weeks + 4 days

“16+4 today feeling huge lol x”

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Lucy Welch

Lucy @ 16 weeks

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Louise Harris

Louise @ 16 weeks

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Leanne Belshaw

Leanne @ 16 weeks

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Lauren Eden

Lauren @ 16 weeks

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Charlie Fletcher

Charlie @ 16 weeks

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Charli Hatton

Charli @ 16 weeks

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Abi Mills

Abi @ 16 weeks

16 Weeks Pregnant Belly Pictures First Baby

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Starting Weight: 123lbs

Current Weight: 125lbs

Total Weight Gain: 2lbs (it is normal to not have much weight gain up to this point)

Now let’s go over how my week went and what to expect…

Disclaimer

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Energy Level: I am loving the second trimester. I feel super motivated and energized. I have been able to work out with more intensity :). In addition, I had zero 24hr calls this week!

Symptoms: No new pregnant symptoms this week.

Other Physical Changes: I am noticing that my belly is finally starting to grow which I am excited about!https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Diet: I am still eating the same foods I ate pre-pregnancy. With that said, I am trying to increase my caloric intake by at least 300 calories per day, which is what is recommended by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Diet Modifications: No modifications as of yet- just getting in my extra calories!

Food Aversions: No food aversions.

Food Cravings: No real food cravings. Thank God my sweet tooth went away with the first trimester 🙂

Workouts: This week I did Peloton rides for cardiovascular health and weights for strength training. I also did a few core workouts (as well as pelvic floor exercises) as I feel this has been something I have been neglecting.

You can see examples of my entire pregnancy workout in my Prenatal Fitness Prescription.https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

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Modifications to my workout:  I am always listening to my body and making adjustments as necessary.

Here is a video of me training my abs in a safe fashion at 16 weeks.https://www.instagram.com/tv/CVjNP9JItB8/embed/?cr=1&v=14&wp=540&rd=https%3A%2F%2Fpostpartumtrainer.com&rp=%2F16-week-pregnant-belly-bump-pictures%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A9356.600000023842%7D

*Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to learn if exercise is safe for you.*https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Other Related Questions

Should I be showing at 16 weeks?

Many women will start to show at 16 weeks. With that said, it is possible to still not be showing much. The baby bump becomes most noticeable for the first time around 16-20 weeks.

Why is my pregnant belly not showing?

Everyone is different and how early you start to show will depend on a few things such as:

  • whether or not you had a previous pregnancy,
  • your genetics and body fat distribution, and
  • the number of fetuses you are carrying (a twin pregnancy shows earlier).

This is me at 16 weeks- This is my first pregnancy, I am carrying one fetus, and I have always lived a very active lifestyle.https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

As you can see I don’t have the typical pregnancy belly bump as of yet and that is okay!

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How do I know my pregnancy is going well at 16 weeks?

The early second trimester can be a stressful time as you might not feel pregnant anymore, you may not be gaining weight, you probably haven’t felt any fetal movements, and your pregnant belly may not be showing.https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

This is all normal.

Your pregnancy is likely going well!

However, you should speak to your healthcare provider if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms.

How big is a 16 week baby?

Your baby measures approximately 4.5 inches and weighs about 3.5 ounces which is roughly the size of an avocado.

Where is my baby positioned at 16 weeks?

A 16-week pregnancy is located ~4-6 cm underneath your belly button.

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As far as the baby goes- his/her position is changing at any given moment as he/she is moving a lot!

16 weeks pregnant is how many months?

16 weeks corresponds to the end of the fourth month of pregnancy! Congrats on making it to this stage of pregnancy!

24 weeks to go!

What can you see at a 16 weeks pregnant ultrasound?

You likely will not have an ultrasound at 16 weeks.

Generally, the next sonogram you will have done is the level 2 ultrasound also known as the anatomy scan.

This sonogram is done around 18-22 weeks and will look at the entire anatomy of the baby.https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

This detailed sonogram will ensure that all the baby’s organs and limbs and growing and developing normally, and examine the umbilical cord and placenta.

If you haven’t found out the gender of the baby, now is your opportunity!

By 16 weeks your baby’s skeletal system and nervous system are well developed.

In addition, his/her facial muscles are also well formed.

As such, you might be able to see your baby making different facial expressions!

What pregnancy symptoms can you expect at 16 weeks?

Common symptoms you might experience at 16 weeks of pregnancy include:https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

  • Lower back pain (as the extra weight of the uterus changes your center of gravity)
  • Breast enlargement (as you develop more milk ducts)
  • Weight gain
  • Heart burn (try to avoid fatty foods and instead eat small frequent meals)
  • Bleeding gums (make sure to see your dentist as scheduled as dental infections in pregnancy has been linked to preterm birth)
  • Constipation (make sure you are eating a diet rich in fiber and green leafy vegetables)
  • Nasal congestion (stuffy nose)
  • Varicose veins (blood vessels that become more visible in your lower legs)
  • Increased shortness of breath with activity
  • Round ligament pain (pain in your lower pelvis due to the growing uterus)

You may even have a pregnancy glow – which is when your face appears shinier and a bit more flushed.

The glow is a result of increased blood flow and an increase in oil secretion from pregnancy hormones.https://5bc87f941a6b505043b2e84087e87b6b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

Can I feel baby movements at 16 weeks pregnant?

At 16 weeks, you likely won’t feel any baby movement, especially if this is your first baby.

Most pregnant women begin to feel fetal movement later on in the second trimester, at approximately 20-24 weeks.

If you have been pregnant before, you may start to feel little flutters which are known as quickening (first movements).

Final Words On The 16th Week Of Pregnancy

The second trimester is a good time to take care of yourself and do the things you put off because of unpleasant first trimester symptoms.

I am taking this opportunity to exercise more frequently before the third trimester comes around :).

Now I want to hear from you.

Are you 16 weeks pregnant?

If so, how did your week go?

Comment below and let me know- and be sure to check back next week for my 17 week pregnancy update.

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Brittany N Robles, MD, MPH, CPT

Brittany Robles is a full-time OBGYN, a NASM certified personal trainer, and health & fitness, expert. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree in maternal health with a special interest in exercise and nutrition. She is also the co-author of The White Coat Trainer. Learn more about her here.



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