14 Weeks Pregnant: Symptoms, Baby Size, What to Eat, Pregnancy Tips

14th Week Pregnancy Highlights

Welcome - Second Trimester!

Your baby can now make facial expressions like smiling, grimacing, and squinting. Your baby will also start sucking thumb and make chewing movements

Time For Weight Gain

From here on, you ’ll start gaining some weight regularly - about ½ a kg per week for the rest of your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Milestone

At week 14, you’re in the fourth month!

Your Baby’s Development
During Week 14

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Week 14
Baby’s Growth

weight (lbs)

43 g.

Length (cm)

8.7 cm.

Approximate size

Lemon

How Big is Baby?

Now, your little champ 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 soon after birth.

Baby’s Length: 8.7 cm.

Baby’s Weight: 43 g.

Mother’s Changing Body:
What to Expect

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It’s time for you to start wearing your pregnancy clothes as the waistline tends 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 into the lower abdomen showing a little bump.

14th Week Pregnancy Symptoms

For most pregnant women, nearly all the symptoms would have gone by now. Although, some expectant moms might experience nausea, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, bloating and gas, as the body responds differently to each pregnant woman.

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Pregnancy Tips for Week 14

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  • 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.
  • You may want to take up a dental appointment for those swollen gums. Floss regularly, brush twice and follow good oral hygiene.

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