You should be seeing your midwife again this week and if you are lucky you will get to hear baby’s heartbeat which is usually between 120 –160 bpm. Some people say if your baby’s heartbeat is over 140 bpm then it’s a girl, but unfortunately this is just a myth.
Take a look at a few other common pregnancy myths here. Baby Baby is getting ready for another big growth spurt and can now smile and frowns, although at the moment these movements are completely random as they have no control over their muscles yet. They can also move their hands and if you can see inside your bump you may see their hands forming fists and even linking hands – can you believe you will be holding those little hands in a few months' time!!! Mum Your 16 week midwife appointment should happen this week and you should receive the results from all those blood tests taken at your booking appointment.
You will probably also have to do another urine test, get use to these as they will want you to pee in a pot regularly from now on.
To find out more about your antenatal appointments take a look here. Have you thought about antenatal classes yet?
Now might be a good time to book yourself and TOH onto some local or online classes.
They are a great opportunity to meet other parents-to-be and also learn what to expect both during the birth and after baby arrives.
This article has been written using the latest guidance and information from trusted sources, primarily the NHS. This information should not replace the advice from professional medical advice.