Week 15

Your little one is now big enough to fit into the palm of your hand. They might even start to have hiccups, which helps give your baby the ability to breathe. You can’t hear them because your baby’s system is filled with fluid rather than air, but you will be able to feel them later in your pregnancy.

By now, their little ears are positioned where they should be on the sides of the head (they used to be in their neck) and the eyes are moving from the side of the head to the front of the face to meet your loving & longing gaze as soon as they are born.

You have probably heard of the sunshine vitamin – vitamin D. But did you know that it can be tough to get enough of it as there are only a few foods which naturally contain it? And we live in Ireland so we get very little from the sun! Vitamin D rich foods include oily fish such as salmon or mackerel as well as eggs. But, if you are not regularly eating these foods every day, it might be best to speak to your pharmacist or GP about taking a low dose supplement to help increase your vitamin D intake as it is really important for your little one’s normal bone development.