When you're 14 weeks pregnant, your baby goes through some fascinating growth phases. He’s becoming more of a little individual — and he even has his own fingerprints! Interestingly, your baby is probably thumb sucking, and wiggling his tiny toes in your womb. Although you won’t be feeling anything for the weeks to come, your baby movements are constant!
By now, your energy has returned, and your queasiness has dissipated as well.
Your breasts are probably feeling less tender as well.
Since the top of your uterus is a bit above your pubic bone, your tummy may start to appear slightly bigger. However, the difference is very insignificant — and may actually be difficult to spot for those who aren’t around you very often.
During week 14, you will likely experience some of the more bizarre pregnancy symptoms, such as nose bleeding and snoring.
Nasal congestion is very common as well, and is usually the result of an increase in blood pumping around your body, but it’s nothing to be worried about. However, if this causes discomfort or prolific bleeding, make sure to inform your doctor or midwife about it.
Food cravings will kick in too. Make sure you’re not eating junk food, and definitely monitor your sugar intake. You may want to talk to a nutritionist about the right diet plan for you. Take advantage of this time to exercise and stay in shape!
Your Baby at 14 Weeks
What to expect at 14 weeks pregnant?Good news — your baby is now the size of a large apple now,measuring about 8-11 cm in length! Your baby is getting closer to his final body shape as the arms are now in proportion with their body. However, the legs still need to grow until they’ll be proportionate enough. His hair and eyebrows are starting to grow, and he’s now developing his own set of fingerprints!
During week 14, your baby will enjoy a real workout for his facial muscles. The brain impulses will have him squinting, frowning, and grimacing, and it won’t be long until he’ll be able to smile. His neck is also getting longer, which makes his head appear more erect and gives his body an even more human shape. Another notable change is lanugo — a downy coating of hair that keeps him warm. No, you won’t give birth to a little monkey — once fat starts to accumulate, it will take over the role of lanugo, which will be gradually shed.
Ultrasound Images of 14 Week Pregnancy
Bellies at 14 Weeks
Here’s one thing you can start doing starting from week 14: looking for a name! A visit to your doctor will help determine the gender of your little one, so don’t wait any longer! Of course, if you want his/her gender to be a surprise, just wait until the baby is born, and look up names afterwards!
Week 14 represents the ideal time to enroll in a prenatal workout program to stay fit. These classes let you meet other pregnant mommies, share opinions, and get support — it’s helpful to know what other women go through, right?