Your Pregnancy At Week 16

Weight: 140g  Size: 11.6cm, Avocado  Weeks Left: 24
In a nutshell
Massive growth spurt this week.
Nervous system is developing
Your baby can now pull facial expressions

Your Body at Week 16

At 16 weeks pregnant, your uterus is growing at about the same pace as your baby's — aka pretty darn fast! — and it's getting to the point where you may not be able to hide your pregnancy anymore, even if you wanted to.

You're still also likely enjoying the relative bliss of trimester two, especially compared with trimester one, and will soon be able to see more of your baby at your ultrasound in a few week 

Your Baby At Week 16 

Your baby is a very fast learner! With the recent development of facial muscles, your baby can now make facial expressions which they do not have control over as of yet. At your next ultrasound, you may even get a cheeky little grin from your baby or a little frown. It's all very exciting times ahead. 

Week 16 TODO's

  1. Starting consuming foods with high fibre to try and prevent constipation.
  2. Exciting times are ahead, if you need some baby name inspiration be sure to get a book full of baby names and circle any that you and your partner might agree on.
  3. Invest in a carbon monoxide alarm, as this chemical can put not only you but your baby’s development at risk.

Week 16 FAQ's

Product of the Week

Kidde 5CO Ten Year Life LED Carbon Monoxide Detector

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Protect not only you but your unborn baby! The Kidde 5CO detects carbon monoxide gas and gives a loud acoustic warning if this poisonous by-product of incomplete fossil fuel burning is present.

Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Diminutive of Theodore Meaning: "Gift of God"
Gender: Female Origin: Latin Meaning: "Warlike"

Recipe of the Week

One Pot Chilli Con Carne
BABYGO Recipe of the Week
4.5 / 5
1 hour
Serves 4
11 Ingreds


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g minced beef
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 30g chilli seasoning mix
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g tin tomatoes
  • 400g tin kidney beans
  • Salt and pepper
  • 350g brown or white rice

Cooking Instructions

    • Peel and chop onion and garlic. Heat the oil in a heavy based casserole dish over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic and fry until soft.
    • Add the mince to the pan and fry for 5 minutes until browned. Add the chilli seasoning mix and a little of the stock, fry for 1 minute. Add tomato puree and fry for a further minute.
    • Add the tin of tomatoes and the rest of the stock. Simmer gently uncovered for 30 minutes, stir occasionally.
    • Meanwhile add the rice to a saucepan, with boiling water and cook rice to the package instructions.
    • Add the kidney beans to the chilli and cook until heated. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the rice once cooked.

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