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14 Weeks Pregnant

It is the fourth month of pregnancy from conception. The mother-to-be is feeling much better. All the main symptoms of toxicosis pass and the emotional background stabilize. Outward signs of pregnancy begin to appear: weight is gaining, a small tummy appears, and breasts are enlarged.

The fetus in the womb moves quite intensively. Some women claim that they already feel “butterflies in the stomach.” It is still impossible to feel the movements because the fetus is still too small. Most pregnant women begin to feel movements closer to the 20th week.

Week 14 is the second trimester. The fetus is well-formed and strong. There is no threat of miscarriage or termination of pregnancy. Now it is very important to visit a doctor on time and enjoy the position.

14 Weeks Baby Development

The little man grows and develops at an unprecedented pace. The appearance of the fetus at the 14th week of pregnancy is already completely human. The internal organs are also developed and most of them function. The volumes of the abdominal and thoracic cells are increased, which allows all organs to take their permanent places.

Now the fetus has reached parameters visually observable on ultrasound. This helps to well assess the level of development of the future baby and control the dynamics of growth.

It's The Size of Peach

The size of the fetus at the 13th week is similar to a kiwi. This is a significant leap forward compared to previous weeks.

Now you can see what the future baby looks like. Consider his arms and legs, head, and even eyes.

Peach

How Heavy is it? 1.5 oz or 40 gr

The fetus at this time added almost entire mass of what it was a week ago.

Now its weight is 40 grams or 1.5 ounces. Every week the baby will gain 20-30 percent.

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Your Baby is 3.5 inch or 9 cm

The fetus has not grown in length. This parameter is 9–10 cm or 3.5 inches.

Further growth will be more stable. Every week the fetus will lengthen by 5% – 10%.

Lenght week 23

The development of the child begins to go by leaps and bounds. The baby has well-developed all parts of the body, although it is still quite fragile to the outside world. The skin is translucent. The limbs are thin but already mobile. Parts of the body have long been differentiated and harmoniously developed.

The internal organs are located in their places and are already almost fully functioning. All systems are established and continue to improve. The nervous system matures, and reflex activity develops more and more. The fetus increased physical and mimic activity. He blinks, winces, and even yawns.

Body proportions become more familiar. The head no longer seems so huge and the limbs are increased in size.

Skin – The skin of the fetus at week 14 is still quite thin. The skin is transparent and all vessels are visible through it. The surface of the body is covered with a specific fluff that will gradually disappear. A thin layer of subcutaneous fat is formed.

Organs of the gastrointestinal tract – Developed stomach, intestines, and gallbladder. All these organs are already functioning. Bile and gastric juice are produced. In the intestine, the first content appears – meconium.

Respiratory system – The lungs, bronchi, and trachea are developed. The respiratory organs are not yet fully functional. Some contractions mimic inhalation and exhalation.

Organs of excretion – Developed sweat and sebaceous glands. The kidneys begin to perform their functions. A portion of urine is already excreted in the amniotic fluid.

Genitals – Boys develop a prostate. Girls are already having ovaries. There is a filling of sex cells: sperm and eggs. Gradually, the external genitalia acquires their original appearance. Sometimes an ultrasound can suggest the gender of the unborn child.

Bones and muscles – The muscles of the fetus are gradually getting stronger. He already makes a lot of movements that stimulate the development of muscles. The bones are still quite soft and more like cartilage, but will soon gradually harden.

14 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

All the negative symptoms of pregnancy are almost gone. Toxicosis is at the completion stage and its clear manifestations are not observed. The woman begins to feel much better. The mood appears, appetite improves, and constant nausea disappears. Life begins to play with new colors.

The second trimester is considered the calmest and easy period of gestation. Toxicosis is behind and there is no big belly yet. The set of subsequent symptoms will be different for everyone. It depends on the individual predisposition of the female body and the lifestyle of the expectant mother.

High energy A new breath gradually opens after a long and painful toxicosis. Nausea passes and the woman is already a million times better. There is no strong sensitivity to smells and tastes. Fewer irritants and fewer problems. The pregnant woman begins to enjoy life. Eats fruits, favorite foods, sleep well, and walks a lot.

There is inspiration, energy, and strength. This is due to the normalization of the hormonal system. The body of the expectant mother is adapted to the new position. You can continue your usual rhythm.

High appetite The woman finally begins to eat normally after a long period of constant nausea and possible vomiting. Products and smells of food no longer cause her disgust. Appetite is greatly enhanced. Portions of food become disproportionately large.

It is worth adhering to fractional nutrition and not filling the stomach with a large amount of food at once. This will help to slightly stabilize the work of the digestive tract.

Stuffy nose Sometimes rhinitis in pregnant women persists for a long time. It can last the entire pregnancy. This doesn’t happen often, but it’s not out of the question.
Swelling of the mucosa is provoked by hormonal tides. It is not associated with viral or bacterial infections.

Rhinitis is permanent and poorly relieved by drugs. Vasoconstrictors during pregnancy are prohibited, so nasal congestion has to be endured.

Varicose veins A noticeable manifestation of vascular disorders is seen in women who are genetically predisposed to such diseases. The expansion of the veins is aggravated by the position of pregnancy. The veins swell with greater force and spider veins appear.

Keep your feet healthy. Do not wear heels or narrow and uncomfortable shoes made from leather substitutes. Use relaxing baths and lotions with essential oils.

Sex drive The libido of pregnant women is greatly increased. The natural craving for sex is not prohibited by doctors. Now, this process is safe. There could be risks of fetal loss in the first trimester and now this will not happen.

You should not limit yourself in sexual activity, especially if it has not died out. It is an important source of positive emotions and hormones.

Round ligament paint This specific pain often appears in the second trimester. It usually goes away on its own. You should consult a doctor for severe and persistent attacks.

This symptom is felt as a sharp, dull, and rather severe pain in the lower abdomen or the groin area. Such pains are associated with the growth of the uterus. The symptom is very unpleasant but is considered normal during this period.

All Pregnancy Symptoms     

The set of symptoms and their duration will be different for all pregnant women. Someone suffers from prolonged toxicosis, and someone survived the early one and already feels much better.

Any symptoms of pregnancy should be discussed with the doctor. Sometimes they can go beyond the normal. Such manifestations as bleeding, severe pain, and constant vomiting are unacceptable. It is necessary to immediately seek medical help when they appear.

“Be prepared for serious external deformations of your body. You will significantly gain weight and forget about the usual size of clothes. This is fine!”

14 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

The 14th week is the second time when an ultrasound is prescribed. All subsequent periods will be as informative as possible. The examination does not pose any threat to the fetus. Do not do ultrasounds more often than your schedule requires. There is no urgent need for this.

Sex determination

The external genital organs are already practically formed. The doctor can guess the gender.

Measurement of all fetal parameters

Screening measures head circumference, limb length, total body length, chest volume, and so on. All these measurements will help assess the development of the fetus and possible deviations.

Body movements are recorded

On ultrasound at 14 weeks, the baby pulls the pen into his mouth, clenching and unclenching his fists, grimacing, and showing good physical activity.

ULTRASOUND

Any data obtained on ultrasound is not a final diagnosis. It is rational to conduct additional examinations if a serious illness is suspected.

They will help to accurately say the likelihood of the alleged diagnosis.

14 week pregnancy ultrasound

You should not be afraid of the presence of placenta previa. It passes closer to the 18th week of pregnancy. Do not be afraid of a preliminary diagnosis of circulatory disorders or lack of oxygen.

You can visit several ultrasound doctors and they will all provide different versions and data. This will be indisputable and obvious in the presence of serious pathology.

Your Body

Try to prepare yourself in advance for the fact that your body will change a lot. Moral and physical adaptation to future changes greatly facilitates this process. The body of a pregnant woman at week 14 is just beginning a stage of serious transformation. The belly is rounded, but it is still not noticeable to others with the right wardrobe.

The load on the back, neck, and legs is increased. The gait may change slightly. The legs get tired more and more often and swelling may appear. They are most often found in the summer during long walks. The breast retains its enlarged size. She is full and preparing for lactation. Small stretch marks may appear with a sharp set of body weight. Most often on the breast and hips.

The condition of the skin of the face can be different. Someone notes the appearance of acne. Others notice that the skin becomes much clearer.

Belly size & Health Conditions

Try to prepare yourself in advance for the fact that your body will change a lot. Moral and physical adaptation to future changes greatly facilitates this process. The body of a pregnant woman at week 14 is just beginning a stage of serious transformation. The belly is rounded, but it is still not noticeable to others with the right wardrobe.

The load on the back, neck, and legs is increased. The gait may change slightly. The legs get tired more and more often and swelling may appear. They are most often found in the summer during long walks. The female breast retains its enlarged size. She is full and preparing for lactation. Small stretch marks may appear with a sharp set of body weight. Most often on the chest and hips.

The condition of the skin of the face can be different. Someone notes the appearance of acne. Others notice that the skin becomes much clearer.

14 Weeks is How Many Months?

It has been 14 weeks since conception. This is 3 months and 2 weeks pregnant. Now is the 16th obstetric week which is counted from the date of the last menstruation according to the calculations of gynecologists.

Pregnant women often have multiple due dates on hand. One is calculated by the gynecologist, the other is given by the ultrasound doctor during screening, and the third woman counts herself. The date difference can be several days.

Future Mom Tips and Highlights

The second trimester is the calmest and most positive period of gestation. The woman is in high spirits and good health. You can begin to solve everyday issues of preparing for the birth of a baby.

Many recommendations are now given by doctors. Consultations with a gynecologist become regular and take place at least once every two weeks.

Some advice for expectant mothers:

Keep Hygiene – Pregnant women with special care need to monitor hygiene. Wash your hands constantly. Take non-hot showers. Use non-strong chemicals to wash your body. A good option is to use baby soap.

Eat smaller portions – Increased appetite can disrupt the functioning of the digestive system. Indigestion occurs, and heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems occur. Eat little but often. Don’t overeat, especially at night.

Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables – Eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. They are rich in fiber and will help normalize digestion by enriching the body with vitamins.

Don’t skip doctor visits – It is very important to monitor the health of the expectant mother in the first months of pregnancy. This requires regular medical supervision. Do not skip visits to the gynecologist. Follow all his recommendations.

Choose your wardrobe – Gradually change clothes to looser and more comfortable ones. Change your shoes to soft ones. Do not wear things that are already beginning to compress parts of the body.

Stay active – Walk more often in the fresh air. A leisurely walk will strengthen the muscles of the back and legs, normalize blood circulation and improve mood.

The most important thing to do now is to stay positive. Remember that all the emotions that you experience will be felt by the child. He is sensitive to stress and anxiety.

Allow yourself to rest more often. Feel free to sleep during the day if possible. You need a reboot that will help replenish your energy reserves.

Important Checklist

  • Maintain a positive mood
  • Start talking to your child
  • Extend walks in the fresh air
  • Follow an informational and emotional diet
  • Eat fractionally and correctly
  • Take care of your body

More than a third of the way has already been covered. Ahead of all the most interesting and difficult. The future baby will grow every day. Your body will begin to change a lot and you need to be prepared for such deformations.

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