My 15 Week Pregnant Belly: Bump Update (With Pictures)

My 15 Weeks Pregnant Belly Picture

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Starting Weight: 123lbs

Current Weight: 123lbs (lost 1lb since last week)

Total Weight Gain: 0lb (it is normal to not have much weight gain up to this point)

Energy Level: My energy level was amazing this week! I honestly don’t even feel pregnant. (This is common amongst other pregnant women who I have asked) In addition, I only had one 24hr call and luckily for me, it wasn’t too bad.

Symptoms: No new symptoms. I feel great thankfully!

Other Physical Changes: Maybe I am starting to see a baby bump :).

Diet: I am eating all the same foods that I ate pre-pregnancy. I don’t really notice that much of an increase in appetite as of yet – and I am definitely not eating for two!

Diet Modifications: None as of yet!

Food Aversions: No aversions this week :).

Food Cravings: No significant cravings this week.

Workouts: This week I felt super motivated to get back to strength training. I did notice increased soreness after each workout. As a result, I am taking time to recover and stretch as needed. I did a compound movement with a Peloton ride four times this week and it felt really good!

Modifications to my workout: I am always listening to my body and making adjustments as necessary. Even during my Peloton rides, I make sure that my heart rate does not get too high and that I can still engage in a conversation if needed. I am also keeping up with my pelvic floor exercises.

*Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to learn if exercise is safe for you.*

Other Related Questions

Do you show at 15 weeks pregnant?

You may or may not be showing at 15 weeks pregnant.

How early you show is dependent on several factors such as whether or not this is your first pregnancy, if you are carrying one or multiple babies, and your genetics.

This is what I look like at 15 weeks of pregnancy- I am carrying one baby, have never been pregnant before, and have been quite active before and during the pregnancy.

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What does 15 weeks pregnant feel like? (15 weeks pregnant symptoms)

At 15 weeks pregnant you may not feel any symptoms at all!

The typical first trimester symptoms of nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, fatigue, and headaches are likely gone by now!

With that said, you may notice other common symptoms such as:

  • increased in appetite (you only need ~350 extra calories per day)
  • increased energy
  • increased sex drive
  • round ligament pain (sharp pains near the pelvic area due to increased pregnancy hormones)
  • heartburn
  • swollen and bleeding gums with brushing or flossing (it is important that you take care of your teeth during pregnancy)
  • varicose veins

Can you feel the baby at 15 weeks?

It is unlikely that you will feel the baby moving at 15 weeks as it is only about the size of an apple.

It is not until weeks 18-20 that you may really start to appreciate fetal movements.

What will you see in a 15 weeks pregnant ultrasound?

It is quite rare to have an ultrasound at 15 weeks.

Typically your dating ultrasound as well as your nuchal translucency or NT scan has already been performed and you are awaiting the anatomy scan which happens between 18-20 weeks.

However, if you do have an ultrasound at 15 weeks, you could expect to see:

  • A fully developed placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic sac
  • A lot of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby
  • Complete facial features with eyes, ears, nose, and mouth
  • A lot of fetal movement
  • A strong heart beat

You may also be able to see the gender at this time (if your baby behaves of course!)

What size is a 15 week old fetus?

Your 15 week old fetus is about 4 inches long and weighs about 2.5 ounces.

He/she is approximately the size of an apple or pear.

Where is my baby at 15 weeks in my stomach / Is the baby near the belly button at 15 weeks?

At 15 weeks, your baby is located between your umbilicus and pubic symphysis.

The top of your uterus (aka fundus) will be located at your belly button at ~20 weeks of gestation.

Your doctor will begin checking your fundal height after 20 weeks of gestation at your prenatal visits.

What is my baby doing at 15 weeks?

Your baby is doing a lot of growing, developing, and moving around at 15 weeks!

  • Your baby’s legs are finally longer than their arms
  • Your baby is continuing to build strength in his/her muscles
  • It’s external genitalia is fully developed
  • Your baby can detect light through your belly

15 weeks pregnant is how many months?

You are in the middle of month 4 at 15 weeks of pregnancy! Your pregnant bump will start to get more noticeable soon if it hasn’t already.

Can I sleep on my back at 15 weeks pregnant?

A lot of pregnant women will still be able to sleep on their back at 15 weeks of pregnancy.

You should not sleep or lie on your back for prolonged periods in the late second trimester and beyond. At that point, your growing uterus will be big enough to compress a major blood vessel and reduce blood flow back to your heart.

At 15 weeks of gestation, your uterus is still quite small.

Can I exercise at 15 weeks pregnant?

Before engaging in any sort of exercise while pregnant you should speak with your health care provider to ensure you have no medical conditions that would exclude you from working out.

Once cleared, it is important that you start with gentle exercises, especially if you weren’t already active pre-pregnancy.

Exercise during pregnancy as it can help you:

  • improve your mood
  • stay fit during pregnancy
  • decrease your risk of gaining too much weight, and
  • decrease your risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Among many others!

You can read more how you can get in shape during pregnancy here.

Can you find out the baby’s sex at 15 weeks pregnant?

Yes, you can definitely find out the baby’s sex at 15 weeks as the external genitalia is fully developed.

Therefore, you should be able to see the genitals on an ultrasound scan- however, your baby must comply. 🙂

If you cannot have an ultrasound done, the easiest way to find out your baby’s sex is by having a simple blood test done known as the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT).

The third way you could find out your baby’s gender is via an amniocentesis. This is the most invasive and will only be performed if there is a concern for genetic / chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome.

An amniocentesis is a diagnostic test that allows the cells of the amniotic fluid to be analyzed. This procedure is performed by a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist in which a long skinny needle will enter the amniotic fluid under sonographic guidance and some fluid will be withdrawn.

Can the baby feel when I rub my belly at 15 weeks?

Although your baby’s nervous system is well developed at this point, it is unlikely that your baby will feel you rubbing your belly at 15 weeks.

Anything else I should know?

It is important that you continue to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids (especially water) to support your growing baby!

Maintaining healthy weight gain during pregnancy is a great way to decrease your risk of preventable pregnancy complications.

Remember you only need about 350 extra calories which is the equivalence of a small snack!

Also, in the next few weeks, your blood pressure might start to drop as your body has an increase in total blood volume.

Final Words on pregnancy Week 15

15 weeks of pregnancy is a perfect time to start developing healthy pregnancy habits as you are finally starting to feel like yourself again.

Now I want to hear from you.

Are you 15 weeks pregnant?

How are you feeling? Are you happy to no longer have those pesky early pregnancy symptoms?

Comment below and let me know – and check back in next week for my 16 week pregnancy update!

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Brittany N Robles, MD, MPH, CPT

Brittany Robles is a full-time OBGYN, a NASM certified personal trainer, and health & fitness, expert. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree in maternal health with a special interest in exercise and nutrition. She is also the co-author of The White Coat Trainer. Learn more about her here.



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