Week 14 pregnancy symptoms | Signs of week 14 pregnancy | Diet for week 14 pregnant


Officially you are now in the second trimester. Congrats! You will start to feel at ease from now on since you are past the difficult days of pregnancy. Eager to learn more? Read on

Baby Development:

Your baby is now size of a lemon

week 14 baby development

Size of the baby at 14 weeks is of a Kiwi fruit. The baby at 14 weeks has now developed the roof of its tiny mouth. It's now learning to frown and squint. The baby's sex organs are taking shape but a 14-week ultrasound can not determine sex at this stage. The 14-week fetus has distinct facial features with its neck becoming more erect. The baby's vocal cords are formed and it can now make noises. The liver and spleen have started producing bile and red blood cells.

Body Changes

You begin to show your 14 weeks pregnant belly or not depends on your anatomy, your body shape, and history of previous pregnancies. If you notice yellow stains in your bra, don't freak out. This is probably colostrum, the first milk secreted by moms to be. Use breast pads if secretion feels excess. At 14 weeks pregnant, levels of HCG drop, and estrogen and progesterone shift which will make you feel good and energised. The uterus is finally moving out of the pelvic region and into your lower abdomen. Soon you will have less urges to use the washroom.

Find your due date/Calculating your due date:

Unless you've been tracking your ovulation, for a health practitioner to exactly know when you ovulated and conceived is hard to say. Most women ovulate about two weeks after the first day of their period. So, to calculate a standard timing, most health practitioners calculate the due date from the first day of your last menstrual period.

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14 weeks pregnant symptoms:

Pregnancy SymptomsHere are a few number of common symptoms a woman may notice throughout her Pregnancy Symptoms Week 4.
  1. Inflamed and bleeding gums
  2. Decreased fatigue
  3. Sharp pains on the side of your belly called round ligament pains
  4. Increased appetite
  5. Headaches
  6. Stuffy nose
  7. Bloating and constipation
  8. Indigestion and heartburn
  9. Sore breasts
  10. Leg cramps
  11. Darkened facial skin called 'mask of pregnancy'
  12. Thicker and shinier hair
  13. A heightened sense of smell
  14. Mood swings
  15. Unusual moles and skin tags

Tips for You This Week

You can support your body to prepare for pregnancy by following the tips below:

You might notice unusual moles or skin tags which never existed. Don't worry, it's quite common due to hormones. Visit the doctor to get them examined. Increased appetite means the possibility of weight gain. Keep weight gain balanced with keeping yourself active. Avoid sitting for too long. Wear loose fit breathable clothing to tackle the hot flushes. Invest in a good pair of sneakers for comfortable walking and avoiding falls. Stay away from skin or hair treatments involving harsh chemicals. headaches in pregnancy at 14 weeks are quite common. Indulge in relaxing activities to stay stress-free. You might experience white vaginal discharge and light spotting. 14 weeks pregnant symptoms of miscarriage include bleeding that seems extreme. In such a case, contact the doctor immediately. The 14-week bump is set to grow increasing sharp pains, consult a doctor to relieve pain.

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