Welcome to Me and My Child

Welcome to Me and My Child where you’ll find lots of information on the wonderful journey of parenthood, from pregnancy, to birth and your child’s early development. Every child’s development is different, so be sure to consult with your health care professional if you have any concerns.

You’ll also find plenty of information about what you can feed your child.

When it comes to babies, Breastfeeding is best, and provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness. During pregnancy and after delivery, a mother’s diet should contain sufficient key nutrients. Professional guidance can be sought on diet and the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. Infant formula is intended to replace breast-milk when mothers do not breastfeed. A decision not to breast-feed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, could reduce the supply of breast-milk. Once reduced, it is difficult to re-establish. Infant formula should be prepared and used as directed. Unnecessary or improper use, such as the use of unboiled water, unboiled bottles or incorrect dilution may present a health hazard. Social and financial implications, such as the preparation requirements and the cost of providing formula until 12 months of age, should be considered when choosing how to feed infants.

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Weeks 14-17

14 Weeks Pregnant

The tiny little one can now do a number of amazing things.

The baby’s expressions are almost visible now. Facial muscles and brain impulses are developed enough to enable it to squint, frown, grimace and even grasp. You may notice this when you have your ultrasound, where your baby may appear to suck its thumb. Your baby produces urine from its kidneys, expelling it into the amniotic fluid. From head to bottom, your baby now measures around 9 centimetres.  The arms are growing longer to be more proportionate to the body, which is covered in a soft downy hair called lanugo. The limbs now become more flexible and active. The liver starts making bile now and the spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells.


15 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby can now sense light.

Your baby now measures around 11.5cm and weighs about 85 grams. Lung sacs now start to develop, legs start growing, and the baby can now move its limbs. Taste buds, though formed, are not of much use to the baby at this stage.


16 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby is getting ready for a phase of rapid growth.

Right now around 12 centimetres long, your baby is about to experience a growth spurt over the next few weeks. The legs and head are more developed and the eyes and ears look more like how they will look eventually. It can also sense light and move away from it.  The heart is now pumping greater volumes of blood than before and the amount is expected to increase in the coming weeks.  Your baby is also developing reflexes. If you prod your abdomen at this stage, your baby may actually squirm in response!


17 Weeks Pregnant

Your baby can now move its bone joints.

Your baby’s little skeleton is now changing from soft cartilage to bone and the umbilical cord is growing stronger and thicker. It can move its joints. Weighing a little more than 140 grams, your baby is around 12-13cm long. At this stage the sweat glands also begin to develop.


Click here to view a film of your pregnancy and for more updates on the development of your little bundle of joy!