Pregnancy week 15

Foetal development at week 15 of being pregnant - Your baby may now be sucking her thumb and grabbing the umbilical cord.

If you haven't told your employer yet that you are pregnant, this week may be a good time to do so. Many women feel extraordinarily well now and begin to bloom (though this doesn't happen to everyone). Make the most of this newfound wellbeing.

Your baby

Your baby is now covered with fine downy hair called lanugo which disappears in later pregnancy. This helps protect her very fine skin. Your baby may now be sucking her thumb and grabbing the umbilical cord. Fingernails are beginning to grow. Part of the baby's skeleton hardens and taste buds form on the tongue. Your baby will hear her first sounds, listening to your heartbeat, digestion, and voice for the rest of your pregnancy.

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Im 15 and at my 15th week of pregnancy. I am really scared about giving birth but it is all worth it. I cant believe my baby will be listing to hear my voice, i talk to him/her all the time lol:)
by titikimm 26th Apr 2011, 5:43pm
hi katie12 i am just over 15 weeks! and i too, am really really scared about giving birth! lol but all you have to think about is it will be worth it! :) and i also get nervous about seeing my midwife, i don't know why? but i always leave with a smile on my face knowing my little beam is okay! :) when I had my first scan i was 11 weeks and 1 day. and my next i will be 20 weeks and 1 day, when i will find out what I am having! what date to you find out? i find out 5th May and I really cant wait! I'm counting down the days I'm that excited! Anyway, love reading everyone's comments and hope to hear of you Katie :) good luck to you all!
by NatalieJayneRigby 11th Apr 2011, 9:39am
Hi everyone i am 15 weeks tomorrow, i had my first scan when i was 10 weeks and my next one is when im 20 weeks. I go to see the midwife next week cant wait but i always seem to get really nervous. I cant wait to find out what im having nervous also at the same time. Is anyone else really scared of giving birth? im absolutley petrified lol :)
by katie12 11th Mar 2011, 5:15pm
hi everyone i am 16 and i am 15 weeks and 3 days pregnant, i had a scan on my 6 week because i had a slight bleed but everything was fine. i have been told alot of different dates and how far i am all in a very small space of time, when i had my 6 week scan i had an external examination and the doctor who did the examination was convinced i was either having a huge baby or i am 14-15 weeks.which is alot more than 6!! my next scan is in 1 day i am super excited because they never let me get a scan picture last time so i am excited to bring a pic home to show everyone :) this is my first baby.
by charlier4972 1st Mar 2011, 5:01pm
Hi everyone! I am 15 weeks and 2 days with my second child both conceived using clomid. My first pregnancy was so easy i had no sickness or anything but this time i havent been feeling sick the whole way so far but luckily not actually being sick. Also suffering alot of back and stomach pain due to cyst on ovary! Its all good fun! I can not wait to find out what im having already have a little boy! Congratulations to you all and hope all goes well for everyone
by karlieann 25th Feb 2011, 5:06pm
hello everyone, im new on here. just a bit concerned and wondered if anyone else felt the same. i'm 15 weeks pregnant with my first baby and although ive got a very small podge, just teetering over the edge of my trousers, i dont feel anything now and am a bit worried. i have had my scan and saw everything clearly but i have no symptoms now apart from a couple days get some twinges in my belly.
by clecky 15th Feb 2011, 5:20pm
15 weeks and 1 day with my second can wait til my second scan so i can find out wat i'm having lol
by megansmumnmum2be 11th Feb 2011, 5:29pm
hi everyone i like all of you am 15 weeks pregnant,,, this is my 3rd pregnancy,,,, i hav 2 boys..... so hoping for a little girl..... but not realllllly bothered. never had morning sickness with my other 2 children... and the tiredness was really bad.....but all over n feel almoast human,,, appitite still a bit off..... even though i am a midwife....i feel like its an amazing thing... creating a little life !! good luck everyone!!!
by keepudd 7th Sep 2010, 8:56am
Hi, just to let you know i`m in my second pregnancy and having the same systoms as you. I also had exstreamly bad nose bleeds with my 1st. So your not alone. Its all to do with pressure in your body. I must admit though it is rather scary however many times it happens. take care claire x
by clairabel06 12th Aug 2010, 10:51am
Hey all!!! Im coming up to 15 weeks and tiredness is subsiding now! Thank goodness!! Had no sickness, been really lucky! I am definately eating a lot more now though...starting to show now (thats not the food either lol) xx
by Amyflower 12th Aug 2010, 10:37am
Hi, I am 15 weeks pregnant with TRIPLETS!!! This is our 4th pregnancy, but we never made it beyond 12 weeks before so fingers crossed!! The headaches have stopped but I am getting quite large biw but I suppose this is normal for Triplets?! Any one with any advice on Triplets???
We have a scan in 2 weeks time, which I am really looking forward to as it seems ages since the last one and I tend to worry due to our history of maiscarraige!
by charlottehawthorne 12th Aug 2010, 10:32am
Hi everyone, am 15 weeks pregnant with my 1st baby an am feeling really faint and having bad head aches an also really bad nose bleeds is this common? x
by MummySophie18 11th Jun 2010, 5:36pm
Hi Everyone this is my 1st baby i am 15 weeks and 5 days and last night i felt something and again the same feeling! can you feel your baby move at this stage? i go for my 3d scan on thurs to find out weather am having a girl or boy! I think its a boy though ha! x
by ashmc 18th May 2010, 4:46pm
Hi everyone, Im 15 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby! Im so excited that i have reached the 2nd trimester now and the sickness has gone :) I have 2 boys so would love a little girl, Im def going find out at my next scan. Congrats to you all!!!
by george12 18th May 2010, 4:41pm
hi Im 15 weeks now and starting to feel like i can face the day again without falling asleep at every given chance :) . i started to feel fluttering im my stomach the other day wich i'm told is normal as i already have 2 children . I never felt the other 2 till i was about 18 weeks. good luck every1 at 15 weeks and remember the worst bit is over only great hair and a glowing complexion to come ( HOPEFULLY)
by hollysam 18th May 2010, 4:37pm
Hi there everyone. I am 15 weeks and I have passed that tired stage. I think within the last 5 days I have been getting those butterfly sensations. How exciting! My bump isn't very big but I have grown out of my normal clothes. I am suffereing from Rhinitis at the moment which is common among pregnant women. I had no idea, just thought I'd got a lingering cold. Unfortunately I have trouble sleeping from my nose being blocked one minute, to streaming the next. Not to mention the sneezes! I've been told it might last for the duration...hope not! :-(
by aaliyahsmum 21st Jan 2010, 9:20am
i am 15 weeks pregnant this week feeling quite well today but is still a bit worried about contipation
by christ 11th Jan 2010, 4:16pm
im 15 weeks pregnant tomorrow with my second baby , my daughter will be two when this one arrives! same due date!! i have felt the baby move alot in the last couple of days specifically when i was talking loudly or just laying still at night. i also get a sharp stabbing pain even when im just standing there, luckily not had too much morning sickness but iv'e put on a liitle bit of weight and cant fit into my fave jeans anymore )= .but it will be worth it in the end, hoping for a lil boy i find out feb 15th so fingers crossed. congrats everyone!
by michaela89 11th Jan 2010, 3:11pm
I am 15 weeks pregnant with my first and am soo excited. I have a pain in my lower back and bum (sciatic nerve) and am struggling to do the filing at work through it. I haven't been sick for 8 days now, but am still always tired. I am eating all the time as im always hungry and i have got a little bump now. I have my second scan booked and i cant wait. Hope every1 else is ok xx
by Katrinalou 13th Nov 2009, 12:49pm
group b strep is something i had and was really annoied coz no one explained it to me properly and it made me feel like i had something really wrong with me!!! they jus give u antibiotics when your in labour to stop u passin it to ur baby x
by hanzybella 28th Sep 2009, 9:32am
hi everyone,new to the group! congrats to all of u ,was wondering if anyone else has ever suffered with SPD as ive suffered in the last couple of my pregnancies n at 15 weeks pregnant at the moment im already starting to feel the onset again.has anyone else suffered this early on? also has anyone else had experience with Group B Strep?
by colx 21st Sep 2009, 9:16am
Hi leahjane7, I would say I have a normal build; I will be 15 weeks pregnant tomorrow and haven't developed a belly! Everybody is different and will develop at different rates - a friend of mine (with very small build) was 18 + before she developed a tiny, tiny bump - if you didn't know her you wouldn't have guessed that she was pregnant. It's difficult to stay positive when you can't see what's going on inside, but trust your body's signs... it woud let you know if things weren't right.
by FayeS 11th Sep 2009, 3:35pm
This is my 1st pregnancy. I am in my 15th week, and waiting for my 1st ultrasound next week. I smell everything intensely now & am more hungry than ever before. I'm already pudging out below my belly button, but luckily my pants are still fitting!
by TechnoMommy 2nd Sep 2009, 10:15am
heya all could someone please calm my worries down im 15 weeks pregnant and iv put a tiny bit of weight on but have always been skinny. I m not showing yet and almost everyone is saying i should be and im worried any1 else still not showing?
by leahjane7 2nd Sep 2009, 10:12am
hiya all i tried for many many years to get pregnant and suddenly i am im 30 will be 31 this month and im 16 weeks monday, i have has a few scans now as i bleed early on but at 12 weeks i had a beautiful scan really clear and bump moved and i could see the heart beating and him/her moving frantically!!! was wonderful i even cried. i cant wait now for the 20 weeks scan in august (12thish) i am finding out the sex, im not bothered either way but want to be prepared so far all i have is a few neutral items as want to wait till after my 20 weeks to buy anything else and bigger (not the pram or cot tho not until after baby is born) anyway i had really bad sickness and even testerday i threw up my cup of morning tea oh joy but its a sign that the baby is there and is ok, cant wait to feel bump move. im so excited as i thought this day would never happen xxxxxx
by tupper2778 13th Jul 2009, 9:05am
Hi i'm 14 weeks today, so excited. This is my 1st and was an unexpected shock / suprise!!! didnt really want to get excited untill my 1st scan but i had that tue an all was fine, i seen the heart beating and the baby moving around. It was absolutely incredible. i cant wait to feel the baby move!! last night i had some stabbin pain in the lower centre of my tummy, its worried me a bit and im constantly feelin nervous that there could be something wrong...was this pain normal?
congratulations to you all!!
by alst 6th Jul 2009, 9:03am
I am 15 weeks preganant and I get sight poking pain in my private part. Could this be happening because the uterus is expanding. It does not last for long, its just random pokinging pain. Is anyone experiencing this?
by ashnee 26th Jun 2009, 9:00am
iv been reading what everybody has 2 say and im a bit like some of you,, im 15 weeks and 1 day and i think i have just felt the baby move for the 1st time,, i get heart burn alot and my sickness has passed,, my belly is huge iv put on 10 pounds,, thats just on my belly,, my legs and the rest of my body are the same i cant wait for my next scan,
by clare2alan 24th Jun 2009, 9:46am
Hi ladies!!

i'm 26 and this is my first pregnacy, i am 15 weeks tomorrow!! i have been sufferning abit like a few of you! i have had constant sickness and heartburn, (sickbands are a god send they really helped my thro my days!) but thankfully it is now subsiding and i feel fairly normal still get the odd bit of heatburn but i have even managed a few reallynice days out with my fella! i am having odd cravings for toothpast!! I also get that pain when sneezing, and am sure my little squishy is waking me at night,, well the morning as i seem to be waking at 2:00 am every morning!!

I wish you all the best of times throughout your pregnacy
with love and happiness
by gemigem 3rd Jun 2009, 9:32am
The stabbing pain is called round ligament pain. I had it for weeks and was quite worried but then found out it's normal. It's to do with the ligaments either side of your uterus having to work hard in some way to allow for the growing uterus.
by CBR 26th May 2009, 12:37pm
i am 15 weeks and suffer from allergies so am constantly sneezing... and yes.. i get the pain.. like a sharp stabbing pain... is only last a few seconds... i checked and it is normal... don't worry. x
by Tinkers 18th May 2009, 9:36am
i am 15 weeks tomorrow and can def feel the baby moving. I have a 10 year old and have forgotten everything about being pregnant lol They say that your energy is supposed to come back but its not happening for me yet am tired all the time
by trishy16 18th May 2009, 9:36am
Hello all. Im 15weeks on monday. my midwife has not booked me a scan yet. all i want to do is see my baby on the screen. I have not felt anything yet, but it is my first. i sneeze alot and get a sharpe pain in my one side, like ive got a stitch for a few seconds, is this normal?
by michain87 11th May 2009, 11:37am
im 15 weeks...i think i can feel my baby.not sure as its my first, jst small nudges does n e 1 else feel it ???
by sam01 10th Mar 2009, 8:49am
hi im 27 im pregnant with my 5th child i lost my bby at 28wks he lived for 11 days i dnt get any mornin sickness i feel butterflys but sum tmes stronger i have bn gttn alot of pain its lke the bby is lying on a nerve at bttom of ma bck as whn i walk it really sore or wat kin tht b as iv neva hud it this early on b4
by kezbby 9th Mar 2009, 9:25am
I am 15 weeks and I do feel much better in the mornings now and not as tired. But I can not shake the evening ruins my night. I also live in a tropic country and the weather has been about my legs are swollen. i am also wondering if that is causing my evening sickness...I love being pregnant and think I felt some movement which left me smiling all day. I just want to feel better,,,soon
by GGB 5th Mar 2009, 9:16am
Coming up to 15 weeks now still have the odd sickness but also feel the need to eat every couple of hours because either hunger or eating something makes the nauser go away put on bit of wait got bit of belly.
by KayBird 2nd Mar 2009, 9:22am
hi everyone. 15 weeks today and i feel normal. i have my first check this thursday...hope everything is ok
by darien 2nd Feb 2009, 10:43am
This is my fourth pregnancy and I'm nearly 15 wks - and I don't feel pregnant at all, other than feeling like I want to crash on the sofa at about 3pm! Haven't felt any movements yet but it's still a bit early for me - didn't feel the others till 17-22wks. Am having a scan on Friday so hopefully everything's OK.
by badabadabimbapbadabo 28th Jan 2009, 9:00am
Im almost 15 weeks with my first child. I went for my first scan yesterday. It was the most amazing thing i have ever seen. I couldnt stop crying afterwards i was so happy to see a beating heart after all that time of waiting. My sickness has passed and i can actually stay awake past 9pm. Im feel the need to eat every couple of hours as i am absolutly starving and become to feel nauseas if i dont have anything. I have gained 4lbs.
by sblack3011 28th Jan 2009, 9:00am
yes i get them all the time! i love it
by jeriahsmum 26th Jan 2009, 9:38am
Hi Im 15 wks pregnant with my 5th, and i know that i felt butterflies a couple of weeks ago. Then last evening i felt quite a strong kick, i was shocked that i could feel it so strong at this stage. I have never felt it this strong before. Has any one else felt movements this strong at this stage.
by chelle72belles 15th Jan 2009, 5:33pm
Hi, Im 15 weeks and suffering with constant headaches, still have the nausea and occassional random spells of vomitting!!! Havent felt any movements yet, but Im so happy Im pregnant:) xx
by ExpectantPamella 5th Jan 2009, 9:17am
Hello All

Its really good reading everyones posts as it reassures me that whatever I am feeling is normal. I too have pain in bum and leg, I looked it up and it is to do with the scyatic nerve. I still have occassional sickness on a morning but just so glad to have an appetite back after weeks of awfull sickness. Lots of strange goings on in my tummy but I guess thats to be expected. I can see my tummy growing which is exciting. Can't wait to have a big fat bump.
by joanne79 5th Jan 2009, 9:17am
hiya!!!! im 15 weeks pregnant with my first , positive i felt baby move other day felt like butterflys lol,

feeling a bit beter not so sick anymore but always tired! and the smell ov food is horrible !!! lol

but loving every minute ov pregnancy
by ali1988 30th Oct 2008, 9:42am
Hiya everyone! im will be 15wks this week and i am starting to feel more energetic and back to my old self!Im sure i felt the baby move the other night!it was like kind of butterflys in my stomach!It was a lovely feeling.I also get pains up my leg nearly every other day and it feels like my leg is going to give way, quite painful really!
by christinakhettab 27th Oct 2008, 8:59am
hiya am nearly15 weeks n am still having sicky feelings am constently tired.I went for my scan last week my baby was 12cm is that normal does anyone know??x
by babybarr 10th Oct 2008, 9:07am
Hi I feel good and active at times and sometimes i feel sick and tired especially during the evenings I tend to have pain in my butt and lower thigh and kneee and then its too difficult to even get out of the bed and walk.....I tend to lessen my walk and standing for long times.
by MissGunj 9th Sep 2008, 8:57am
Hiya, I am 21 and I am 14 weeks. This is my first baby and im really excited. Ive been quite lucky as not had any sickness just been feeling dizzy alot. Ive been suffering with heartburn 2. Im still feeling tired and always seem to be hungry same as you kerry5290 i was wondering 2 if anyone else was feeling the same thing :o)
by Vikki21 3rd Sep 2008, 9:24am
i am always eating as well and i have felt my baby move so i dont think it is your imagination, Gina
by gina06 28th Aug 2008, 8:53am
hi every name is saida n i m now 15 weeks.
i thik i can feel baby moveing.isit right or just my imagin
by farzana 22nd Aug 2008, 10:33am
I tend to feel quite tired and hungry most of the time now.
by Kitcat4192 19th Aug 2008, 8:39am
Hiya, Has anyone else found that they cannot stop eating, i'm always hungry!!!. If i don't satisfy my hungry then i tend to feel very sick and light headed, anyone else had the same at 15 weeks?
by Kerry5290 15th Aug 2008, 2:51pm
I had no sickness until this week,now am really suffering with migraines dizzy spells sickness,all the worst pregnancy symptoms at once!
by renery 24th Apr 2008, 3:48pm
i am 15 weeks pregnent but womtings are still a big problem for me
by narinder 30th Jul 2007, 9:21am