Welcome to the second trimester! 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.
Your baby at 14 weeks
Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him – a process he’ll keep up until birth. He can grasp too and if you’re having an ultrasound soon, you may even catch him sucking his thumb. In other news, your baby’s stretching out. His body’s growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that’s in proportion to the rest of his body. His legs still have some lengthening to do.
How Big Is Baby at 14 Weeks?
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.
14 Weeks Pregnant Is How Many Months?
14 weeks pregnant means you’re about three months and one week pregnant. You’re at the beginning of your second trimester.
14 WEEKS PREGNANT SYMPTOMS
At 14 weeks pregnant, symptoms you felt in the first trimester might be fading. But don’t be surprised if they don’t vanish right away. Be patient and take it easy.
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.
Continued Breast Growth, Less Tenderness:
While your breasts are still growing and changing (for instance, your areolas are probably darker and your nipples may be on “high alert”), they may not feel as achy as they did in your first trimester.
You may be noticing you’re having an extra potato with your roast or bigger bowl of pasta than normal. It’s quite normal for your appetite to increase around this stage of your pregnancy. Especially if you’ve had morning sickness extra food is needed to help your baby grow, but you shouldn’t eat for two.
These large, swollen blood vessels, which often show up on the legs, are caused by the extra blood volume you produce to nourish your baby-to-be. Though you may not be able to prevent varicose veins entirely (they’re hereditary), you can help minimize them by walking throughout the day to keep blood circulating.
As you emerge from the nasties of the first trimester, you’re probably getting your energy back.