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Week 15

Your baby is putting on weight – that little body is growing fast now to catch up with the head! Your baby’s legs are also growing longer, and their range of movement is increasing. Hair and eyebrows have started to sprout.Your baby's eyes haven't opened yet, but they can already sense bright light from outside the womb.

    Looking more rounded?

    You may be a little more curvy these days, as well as having a noticeable bump. Doctors and midwives don’t worry too much about how much weight you've gained at this point, unless you are very over- or under-weight. The average weight gain during pregnancy is usually somewhere between 10-12kg (22-28lb). 

    Have you told your boss the good news?

    Although you don't have to tell your employer about your pregnancy until your 25th week, it's a good idea to tell them sooner, as there are a number of laws which protect you and your baby whilst you are at work.

     

    Once you've notified your employer, you'll be entitled to time off for antenatal appointments and classes, and your employer will need to do an assessment of your working conditions and offer you alternative work if your job is dangerous for you or your baby.

     

    Find out more about your rights at work during pregnancy.

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