14 Weeks of Pregnancy – Complete Gestation Step By Step

From Body Carre  we are going to see two pregnancies by two friends, from two different perspectives and countries, one from Latin America and the other from Spain. I hope you like it and see if you are able to find those little differences.

By 14 weeks gestation, the fetus is fully formed, but it is still very small. It measures up to around 5 cm and weighs 14 grams . From now on is the time when he begins to gain weight and grow rapidly, and each week he will look more and more like the little baby that you are going to hold after birth. The nails already appear on the little fingers and toes, and you even already have a unique fingerprint for each human being. Since the hair has already appeared in the previous weeks, you now have a small layer of hair that forms the eyebrows . His face is already formed and the eyes and nose are in place, so the fetus can already make faces and expressions by wrinkling the forehead and mouth.

At this stage, the umbilical cord is already well developed and is responsible for taking food and nourishing the fetus, as well as passing oxygen that allows it to develop, grow and gain weight faster. Their sexual organs are well defined and can already be seen through ultrasound examination. Speaking of which, 14 weeks pregnant is the cutoff for nuchal translucency exam, so important during prenatal care, if you want to do it, then now is the time to speak with your doctor to issue guidance.

The internal sensations of the mother in the 14th week of pregnancy

Your silhouette begins to change and the waist is lost due to the rounding of the belly, which is increasingly evident. If you don’t have comfortable bras and panties, maybe now is the time to buy, because tight clothes are not good at the moment, choose the most comfortable clothes, more loose tops and less tight pants . Maybe jeans are starting to linger in the corner of your closet, as they can tighten your belly. If you like to wear jeans, there are some options of pants in this fabric suitable for pregnant women, they have an elastic waistband that can grow with the belly until the day of birth, and it is not noticeable.

Regarding the use of hair dyes and chemicals, it is best to talk to your obstetrician and see what he recommends, but it is normal for them to tell you that it is not advisable during this period. It is a good time for you to start applying abundant creams throughout the body, especially on the belly and breasts, look for good creams that have been indicated by a dermatologist or with reliable studies. At 14 weeks pregnant, avoid high heels, as they can lead to unwelcome swelling and calluses (calluses).

Sensations and external factors in the 14th week of pregnancy

Your sensitivity will be on the surface and now you will see the world with different eyes, a little more colorful and with a little more caution. You take each step now, thinking about the precious future that awaits you. Plans, dreams and every detail go through your head like a movie. Enjoy this dream!

Welcome to the second trimester! 14 weeks pregnant marks a lot of changes, you may feel less nauseous, feel more hungry and energetic. That is because you are entering what is known as the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy. From the 14th week of pregnancy, the second trimester is the time to exercise, do some chores and of course have fun. Enjoy this great stage!

How big is the baby at 14 weeks?

At 14 weeks pregnant, your baby is as big as a peach, measuring 3.4 inches and weighing 1.5 ounces. Already the baby has almost doubled in weight since last week, and continues to grow at an incredible rate in week 14.

14 weeks pregnant, how many months?

14 weeks pregnant means you are about three months and one week pregnant. You are in the beginning of your second trimester.

Symptoms of pregnancy at week 14

At 14 weeks pregnant, your first trimester symptoms may be disappearing. But don’t be surprised if they don’t go away right away. Be patient and take it easy! Here are some of the new pregnancy symptoms you may feel at 14 weeks:

  • Discomfort due to the round ligament of the uterus. Ufff! You probably have some sensations with aches and pains, these are caused because your muscles and ties need to widen to accommodate your baby. At 14 weeks’ gestation, recurrent cramps are often due to the round ligament of the uterus and the pain it causes. If the discomfort bothers you too much, talk to your doctor.
  • Increased energy. As the unpleasant symptoms of the first trimester lessen, you will probably feel energized to do the tasks that in the previous stage were difficult.
  • Increase in your appetite. Once morning sickness begins to subside, your appetite begins to improve and increase. Remember that your constantly growing baby needs to be fed to develop well. You should aim to eat around 300 extra calories per day. If you are 14 weeks pregnant, you should add about 680 extra calories per day in the second trimester. Try to keep healthy snacks on hand, if you’re hungry. It is worth eating a healthy diet and avoiding fatty foods so that both of you can have the necessary nutrients during pregnancy. You can eat an ice cream if it provokes you, just remember not to overdo this type of food.
  • Stronger and shinier hair. You may notice that your hair is thicker and shinier, one of the attractive changes due to the effects of pregnancy.

Development of pregnancy at week 14

Already at this stage of gestation, your 14-week-old belly may feel some mild pain, this is simply due to the uterus that is expanding to accommodate your rapidly growing baby.

Don’t be surprised if you gain weight rapidly at 14 weeks pregnant. If you started with an average BMI, doctors recommend gaining about one to two pounds per week starting at 14 weeks of pregnancy. If you’re 14 weeks pregnant with twins, your weight gain goal will be roughly the same as moms with a baby, until week 20 when you should start to gain some weight. Of course, if you started out with a low weight or a high BMI, or if you lost or gained a significant amount of weight in the first trimester, your doctor might recommend a slightly different or adjusted weight gain.

If you stayed away from physical exercise during the first trimester because of fatigue and other symptoms, now that you have your energy back, it is the ideal time to get back on track. Consider taking a prenatal yoga class or just taking some long walks now with your 14 week belly.

Ultrasound at week 14 of pregnancy

Usually there is no ultrasound in 14 weeks. You will likely have an ultrasound in the first trimester and will not have one again until the anatomy exam (mid-pregnancy ultrasound), which usually happens between weeks 18 and 22. Your doctor will also use an ultrasound if you plan to have an Amniocentesis. (between weeks 15 and 20).

If you could see inside your belly 14 weeks pregnant, you would observe that your baby is wiggling his toes, you can even already see him sucking a finger.

Your 14-week-old fetus’s kidneys are making urine, and the liver and spleen are doing their jobs, too. You may be surprised to hear that your baby at 14 weeks is growing lanugo, a fine hair, like touching a peach, which will keep your baby warm.

On a 14-week pregnant ultrasound, the sex of your baby may be difficult to distinguish. Do not be impatient! If you want to know the sex of your baby, it is likely that you can find out in a few weeks, through the anatomy exam.

Considerations regarding pregnancy at week 14

  • It is time for you to go to your dentist.
  • Find the funniest and most unique way to announce your pregnancy.
  • Do your research and sign up for a birthing class.
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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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