Pregnancy Week 15

Find out how your baby is developing in week 15 as well as what tests you should ask your doctor about including a multiple marker screening test, an amniocentesis, and an Rh blood test.

Watch Your Baby's Growth

Second Trimester Begins: Weeks 13 to 17 of Pregnancy
Second Trimester Begins: Weeks 13 to 17 of Pregnancy

Here's to hoping you're no longer feeling nauseated or exhausted! Right now your baby's brain and eyes are making dramatic strides each day. Learn all about it.

Your Changing Body

You may notice skin darkening in certain parts of your face and body around week 15. This is normal and will likely fade a few months after you give birth, but may never go away completely. Sunscreen can help minimize the darkening.

Your Developing Baby

Your bambino can make facial expressions now! But don't worry if it looks like there's some frowning or scowling going on in there--it's not a reflection of his or her actual feelings. Baby's just enjoying new skills and showing off what he or she can do!

Your Pregnancy

You're probably still feeling pretty great, but keep an eye out for changes in your appearance--and a spike in your libido, hot mama!

Your Week 15 To-Do List

1. Sign up for a prenatal yoga class.

An Inside Look

Take a unique look at Baby's development inside the womb this week.

Your Pregnancy Calendar

Organize your doctor's appointments, save your ultrasound photos, and more--all in one place!

Everything in Pregnancy Week 15

More About Your Pregnancy in Week 15

Your Baby

Your Body

  • Amniocentesis

    Find out everything you need to know about amniocentesis: why you need the test, the risks and what to expect.

  • Multiple Marker Screening Test

    Find out what a multiple marker screening test is and why your doctor may suggest you have one.

  • Rh Incompatibility

    Learn about Rh compatibility in you and your baby's blood, and why you need to identify any possible incompatibilities early.

  • Varicose Veins

    Find out everything you need to know about varicose veins and what you can do to keep your legs healthy during pregnancy.

  • When Tests Indicate a Problem

    If your multiple marker screening test suggests there is an abnormality, it may be a false positive. Here's how to find out if there re...

Your Self

  • Mindful Walk

    Take a slow, thoughtful walk to relax your mind -- you'll get the same benefits as you would through meditation.

  • Prepping Siblings

    Help your children adjust to the thought of a new baby long before he's born.

  • Relaxation Techniques

    Stress is a normal part of life, but it's important to find ways to relax for the health of your baby.

  • The Ups and Downs of Sex

    Sex in your second trimester is an important way to stay connected to your partner.

Diet & Exercise

  • Craving Comfort Foods

    It's okay to give in to pregnancy cravings for comfort foods, but there are a few sneaky ways to skip some of the calories and fat.

  • Maintaining Strenuous Exercise

    You can still continue to exercise at a high level while pregnant -- just keep these safety tips in mind.

Q & A