Mam: Pregnant 16 weeks (Baby 14 weeks)
You are approaching ‘quickening,’ when you feel the baby move!
You are approaching ‘quickening,’ when you feel the baby move! A slight flutter or what feels like gas will be the first sign, and as it occurs more often you’ll recognise it as your baby! Your blood volume is increasing to support the baby, so keep tissues around in case of nosebleeds, and purchase some support hosiery for your legs, as veins may become more apparent.
About those pesky varicose veins—there are ways to minimise them. Avoid standing for long time periods. Get daily moderate exercise. Sleep with your legs higher than the rest of your body.
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