Your Pregnancy Week 14


14 Week Pregnant: Pregnancy Calendar

During pregnancy, you will feel anxious and worried about what will happen to you and your baby in these 9 months. Every week of pregnancy bring new bodily changes and we are here to provide you details of 14 week pregnant and you can get a lot of information about what to expect in every week of pregnancy. Here is a guide to your pregnancy journey.


Baby Development in 
14 Week 

On baby’s face, fine hair called lanugos will appear. These are soft colorless hair and provide warmth to the baby. Baby’s genitals have fully developed but it’s still not easy to detect whether you are going to deliver a baby boy or a baby girl through ultrasound. By about 14 weeks, baby’s heartbeat is strong and can be heard by an ultrasound scanner. Heartbeat is very fast and about twice as fast as an adult’s heartbeat. At 14 weeks, the baby is about 85mm long from head to bottom. Baby’s thyroid is working now and making hormones.

Diet

Your baby relies on you to deliver vitamins, minerals and calories that the baby needs for growth and development. Certain nutrients are more important and deserve spotlight because these are more likely to be lacking in your diet than others.

  • Eat folic acid rich foods. Folic acid is found naturally in foods like green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, bananas and broccoli etc and all of such foods are important for neural development.
  • Iron helps to make extra blood to supply oxygen to your baby. Eat iron rich foods like beef, spinach, beans and potatoes.
  • Maintain a balanced diet.

Exercise

Doing more physical activity will keep you in shape and will prevent you from putting on too much weight. Exercise is also good for mood improvements. But remember a few tips:

  • It is best not to exercise for more than 60 minutes in pregnancy.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Both aerobic and strengthening exercises are safe.
  • Talk to your doctor about your exercise routine.


Precautions

You should take care of a few things when your second trimester will start. You should remember a few tips like:

  • Stay well hydrated.
  • Pregnancy hormones will make your skin a bit sensitive. You should wear sunscreen while going outside.
  • Before taking any medicine to get relief from any problem, make sure that you discuss that medicine with your doctor.
  • You should visit dentist as clean teeth and gums prevent dangerous infections that can affect your pregnancy.

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