Pregnancy Week – 14
Welcome to the second trimester! As you have started your second trimester. Now, you will probably feel much better. 14 weeks pregnant marks a lot of changes—you might be feeling less nauseated, hungrier, and more energetic.
Welcome to the second trimester! As you have started your second trimester. Now, you will probably feel much better. 14 weeks pregnant marks a lot of changes—you might be feeling less nauseated, hungrier, and more energetic. That’s because you’re embarking on what’s known as the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy. As now that you are entering the second trimester, your body has started changing — the uterus has increased in size, and your belly is rounding out slightly.
How big is your 14 weeks baby?
At 14 weeks pregnant, baby is as big as a peach, measuring 3.4 inches and weighing in at 1.5 ounces. Baby has almost doubled in weight since last week, and keeps on growing at super speed at week 14.
Pregnancy Belly Week 14
Your 14-week pregnant belly might be feeling achy and sore, but that’s simply because your uterus is expanding to accommodate your rapidly growing baby.
Don’t be surprised if weight gain starts to speed up at 14 weeks pregnant. If you started out at an average BMI, doctors recommend you gain about one to two pounds per week starting at 14 weeks pregnant. If you’re 14 weeks pregnant with twins, your weight gain goal will be about the same as singleton moms until week 20 when you should start gaining a bit more.
Pregnancy Symptoms Week 14
Here are some new pregnancy symptoms you may be feeling at 14 weeks:
- Round ligament pain. You're probably feeling some aches and pains as your muscles and ligaments stretch to accommodate your growing baby. At 14 weeks pregnant, cramps are often because of round ligament pain, but if you have any concerns, talk to your doctor.
- Increased energy. As you emerge from the nastier of the first trimester, you're probably getting your energy back.
- Increased appetite. Tummy’s rumbling? Once morning sickness starts to go away, you might find your appetite on overdrive. Remember that what you eat is fueling baby’s rapid growth. You should aim to eat about 300 extra calories per day.
- Thicker, shinier hair. You might notice your hair getting thicker and shinier, one of the (few) attractive side effects of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Ultrasound Week 14
Typically, there isn’t a 14-week ultrasound. You likely had an ultrasound in your first trimester and won’t have one again until the anatomy scan (a.k.a. mid-pregnancy ultrasound), which usually happens between weeks 18 and 22. The doctor will also use an ultrasound if you plan to have an amniocentesis (between weeks 15 and 20).
If you did have glimpse inside your 14 weeks pregnant belly, you would see that baby's wiggling his or her toes in there and may even be thumb sucking.
Pregnancy Lifestyle Week 14
Your pregnancy may be a challenging time for you, but do your best to follow a healthy lifestyle. This will provide the best support for you and your baby until full term. Your diet should contain a wide variety of foods from all the recommended food groups, including a mixture of fresh fruit and vegetables whenever possible. You should also aim to drink between 6 and 8 8-ounce glasses of water each day.
Pregnancy Checklist Week 14
Here is a checklist for week 14 pregnancy:
- See the dentist
- If your nose is stuffy, use a humidifier or put a little petroleum jelly in each nostril
- Continue taking prenatal vitamins.
- Continue drinking about eight to 12 glasses of water a day.
- Research and sign up for a childbirth class