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Here are some of the important facts and developments around 16 weeks.
This month, the face has become more human. The eyes have moved from the sides of the head to the front. The ears have moved from the neck to the sides of the head.
By the end of 14 weeks of pregnancy, sex organs are starting to develop. It will be a few weeks before an ultrasound can help you see whether it's a boy or a girl.
By now, your fetus may have started thumb-sucking and is rolling, kicking, and moving around a lot.
If this is not your first pregnancy, you might be feeling your fetus move. The first flutters you feel are called "quickening." It takes a little longer to happen in a first pregnancy.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC, FACOG - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam M. Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine