You may be having round ligament discomfort at 14 weeks pregnant, and your baby may be growing lanugo.
At 14 weeks, how big is your baby?
This week, a 14-week-old fetus is 3.4 inches long and weighs 1.52 ounces. That’s around the size of a Bagel Bite.
Here’s what more you should know if you’re 14 weeks pregnant:
- Your Child
- Your Body
- Your Existence
- Ultrasound at 14 Weeks
- Bumps at 14 Weeks Pregnancy in a Real Mom
14 Weeks of Your Baby’s Development
Every day, the baby grows and changes. Did you know that your baby can now suck their thumb? Here’s what else your baby is up to while you’re 14 weeks pregnant.
- Lanugo (peach fuzz): Lanugo is a kind of hair that is naturally present in newborns. That seems like a tasty Italian seafood meal. However, it is a coating of thin, downy hair that covers their entire body. This week, your baby will begin to develop lanugo as well as hair on their head.
- When you’re 14 weeks pregnant, your baby’s face muscles start growing. They have the ability to frown and squint. Smiles will follow!
- Organs that are creating bile and red blood cells: The spleen and liver are now manufacturing bile and red blood cells.
Ultrasound at 14 Weeks Pregnancy
Symptoms of a 14-Week Pregnancy
This is the pregnancy stage you’ve been looking forward to. The second trimester is well-known for providing respite from weariness and nausea because hormones tend to level off, so you may feel more hungry and energetic. Another thing to keep in mind is that your chance of miscarriage has decreased considerably now that you’re in the second trimester. Here’s what else you could be thinking.
- Morning sickness: Are you still sick to your stomach? That is also typical. The second trimester does not always turn off the nausea switch. You could only require another week or two. If it continues, notify your doctor since it might be a severe case of hyperemesis gravidarum, which can be treated.
- Pain in the round ligament: The round ligament runs from the front of your uterus into your groin. As the uterus rises and grows to accommodate a developing baby, that ligament strains, causing severe and unexpected discomfort. Ouch! Avoid rapid movements, extend your hips, and do some exercise to help prevent it. If you already have it, a gentle heating pad, a warm bath, or even Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be beneficial. (Avoid ibuprofen, often known as Motrin or Advil, when pregnant.)
- Varicose veins: The pressure from your increased blood volume may cause veins to expand, particularly in your legs. Switching positions often when sitting or standing, not crossing your legs, avoiding high heels, getting lots of exercises, avoiding excess salt, and drinking plenty of water can all help prevent varicose veins.
- Colds and flus: Your immune system is weaker now, so if you do get sick, relax and drink plenty of water. Medication-free remedies for colds include using a humidifier, wearing nasal strips, and gargling with saltwater. However, consult your doctor before using any medications, including OTC and homeopathic remedies. Consult your doctor if you develop a fever of 102 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or if you have any other worrying symptoms.
- Consider adding exercise to your regular routine if you’re starting to feel more energized. It has been shown to minimize pregnant side effects and symptoms, enhance energy, avoid gestational diabetes, improve mood, aid in sleep, and maybe even make birthing simpler. What is the best type of exercise? Whatever you want to do, as long as it doesn’t put you in danger of getting hurt.
Are you 14 weeks pregnant and experiencing no symptoms? Consider yourself fortunate and know that you are just as pregnant as the ladies experiencing the most severe symptoms! Everybody (and every baby!) is one-of-a-kind.
14 Weeks Pregnant: Your Life
Now that you’re in the second trimester, you should be able to spend more time enjoying your pregnancy and less time feeling sick.
- You should be honored: You’ve reached the second trimester. Rejoice! If you’re feeling up to it, celebrate the occasion with supper out. Alternatively, you may enjoy your favorite pleasure from the comfort of your couch. Make it a celebration, whatever you do.
- Good footwear: If you don’t already have a pair of ultra-comfortable walking shoes, now is a good time to invest in a stylish pair. Choose a slip-on alternative, and your third-trimester self will be grateful. Sketcher’s Ultra Flex-Harmonious line is a wonderful choice for day-to-day use.
- Preparing for maternity leave: After you’ve informed your coworkers of your great news, it’s time to start planning your leave. It would not only provide you peace of mind, but it will also make you an office hero. Make a note of all your duties and divide them into two categories: those you can do before you depart and those that must be handed off to someone else. Once you’ve obtained the latter, begin producing notes, best practices, and other documentation to help with the changeover.
- Helpful hint: Although it may appear to be paradoxical, apple cider vinegar can help reduce heartburn. If antacids haven’t worked for you, try drinking a little apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water before meals to relieve the burn. Begin with a teaspoon and gradually increase to a tablespoon. (Just check with your doctor to be sure it’s okay for you.)
Your Pregnant Belly at 14 Weeks
From now on, you’ll gain more weight. You should gain roughly a pound every week throughout the second and third trimesters, depending on your body mass index (BMI). Ask your doctor to be sure, because there are additional aspects to consider, such as how many pounds you gained (or lost!) in the first trimester or whether you’re expecting twins.
Real Moms’ 14-Week-Old Baby Bump