Pregnancy Care, Tips, Guide Week 14, Month 4
Now, your little champ is about three and a half inches long and his body is growing faster than the head. He can respond to external stimuli although you may not be able to sense it. For instance, if your abdomen is poked, the baby wiggles. The eyes and ears will shift to correct positions and the baby can make facial expressions such as smile, frown, squint etc. This week, your baby’s thin skin will be covered by ultra fine soft hair called lanugo which will disappear before birth.
The ideal weight of the baby is estimated to be approximately 43 grams (1.52 ounces)
It’s time you can start wearing your pregnancy clothes as the waist line tend to expand and you may gain more weight. Your body might experience more energy so it is time to get involved in any prenatal workout routine like yoga, cardio, walking or aerobics. Your uterus is slightly raised out of the pelvic bone and in to the lower abdomen showing a little bump.
Morning sickness has no more effect on your body in the second trimester so you may feel hungrier with your appetite back on track. If you have extreme mood swings, just relax and blame the hormones. There might be a drop in your immune level and your body may become susceptible to infection. The usual pregnancy symptoms include constipation, bloating, gas, stuffy nose and visible veins..
- Stay healthy to defend your body from infectious diseases like cold, flu and other microbes. Follow basic hygiene like washing hands, using a separate towel etc.
- Be aware of what you are eating and how much. Try to avoid junk foods and eat healthy at regular intervals for better digestion.
- Most women become active with a burst of energy in the second trimester, so use it wisely. Involve in yoga or walking routines which will also keep a check on your weight gain.
- Do not worry about baggy pregnancy clothes. There are many custom-made stretchable pregnancy clothes designed in contemporary fashion that are available in exclusive stores.