14th Week Pregnancy: Symptoms, Baby Development, and Body Changes
How Many Months Pregnant Are You At 14 Weeks?
At 14 weeks, you enter the second trimester and are three months and one week pregnant. During this week, your baby starts moving a little, and you will start getting over morning sickness.
Your baby is about the size of a lemon. The baby measures 3.42 inches (8.7cm) and weighs about 1.15oz (43g).
What Symptoms Do You Experience In The 14th Week Of Pregnancy?
As the pelvic muscles and ligaments are stretching, it reason round ligament pain on one or both sides of the abdomen.
- Weight gain should be around 2 to 7 pounds during this week.
- Increased energy
- Morning sickness subsides, and you are at much relief.
- Increased appetite as the morning sickness subsides.
- The extra weight of the uterus starts straining the muscles of the lower back.
- Digestion slows down due to the hormonal fluctuations, causing indigestion and formation of gas.
- Edema or water retention in the body results in the swelling of hands and feet.
- The pressure put by the growing uterus on the bladder increases your urge to urinate.
- Varicose veins appear as the extra blood volume puts pressure on the blood vessels causing the veins, especially in the legs, to swell.
- The increased level of blood flow to the mucous membranes causes them to swell, making breathing hard and resulting in a stuffy nose.
- Second-time moms may notice a visible baby bump this week.
- The breast size increases and the areola become darker. The blue veins become prominent around the breast area due to increased blood flow.
- The linea nigra gets darker.
- The hormonal changes make your hair look fuller, thicker, and shinier.
- Strange dreams as a result of pregnancy fears
- Mood swings
When to Call the Doctor
Call the doctor in the case of:
- Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
- Pelvic pain other than cramping
- Less urination or dark-colored urine
- Severe vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
- Avoid wearing heels and switch to flats and slippers.
- Avoid taking medicines without your doctor’s permission.
- Stay connected with family and friends.
- Avoid consumption of caffeine and alcohol as it can affect the baby’s development.
- Rest properly and try to sleep on your right side.
- In a case of nausea, drink lemonade or eat watermelon or sniff a lemon.
- Don’t skip meals or lie down immediately after having meals.
- Wear comfortable and breathable clothes.
Tips For Dad-To-Be
By this time, your partner will also experience emotional changes. He can:
- Accompany you to the prenatal visits.
- Lend a helping hand in the daily household chores.
- Go for a daily walk with you.
- Plan a day out for shopping and relaxation.