What To Expect When You Are 14 Weeks Pregnant

In pregnancy week 14 the length of the baby’s body is gradually beginning to catch up with the size of the baby’s head which was comparatively larger till now thereby being disproportionate. In this week of pregnancy the baby weigh around 1.5 ounces and is almost 3.4 inches long.

The pregnancy week 14 ultrasound will show that the ears of the baby start to move to wards their rightful place at the sides of the head whereas the baby’s eyes move closer to each other till they reach their final position. Additionally during pregnancy week 14, the baby’s neck will also elongate and its chin will begin to rise above the chest.

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This week onwards the food consumed by the mother will directly impact the growth and development of the baby and this food can go right pass the placental wall and affect the baby directly. This is because from week 14 the baby’s nutrient intake comes directly from the mother via the placenta. Hence pregnant women in their second trimester should avoid eating foods that are too spicy, processed food, refined sugars, junk foods and even addictives like nicotine, alcohol, caffeine etc. Similarly foods that are raw or undercooked should also be avoided as they may contain bacteria that are harmful to the development of the baby. Additionally even chemicals which may accidentally come into contact with the mother’s skin and be absorbed by the body such as household cleaners, house sprays etc should also be avoided.

14 Weeks Pregnant Symptoms

Constipation is one of the most common pregnancy week 14 symptoms experience by many women during their second trimester. One of the causes may be the additional amounts of iron consumed by the mother in order to avoid anemia during pregnancy. Constipation during pregnancy needs to be addressed at the earliest to avoid complications like hemorrhoids and chronic constipation. A natural treatment for constipation would include consuming plenty of fresh dirking water which will also keep the body hydrated and to eat foods that are rich in fiber.

The pregnancy week 14 belly is observed to be pouching in most women and is clearly visible now. Women are also advised by their doctor to practice light exercises so as to keep themselves active and energized. However the amount of exercises undertaken by a pregnant woman depends on whether the women would exercise before pregnancy or not. There are specialized pregnancy exercise plans prescribed by doctors in either case. When you are 14 weeks pregnant symptoms such as constipation and other digestive problems are common. It is therefore important that you increase your water intake and make sure your diet contains plenty of fiber. This will be beneficial in keeping your bowels moving. The iron that you take in prenatal vitamins may lead to constipation. When you are 14 weeks pregnant symptoms such as your feeling hungrier than usual are expected.  It’s okay to splurge occasionally but keep in mind that your caloric increase per day should be only around 300.

Another among the 14 weeks pregnant symptoms is that you finally start looking pregnant as your stomach pouches out a bit. Most women welcome this additional change. In addition to your belly expanding another of the 14 weeks pregnant signs is that you look forward to exercising more than ever. Most women find that they have a lot of energy during this time and usually want to embark on some fitness program. It is however advisable that you get your doctor’s approval before doing so. Other 14 weeks pregnancy symptoms include heart burn, piles, backache, and Braxton Hicks contractions. A 14 weeks symptoms pregnancy calendar can be used by you to find out everything you need to know about being pregnant. When you are pregnant 14 weeks fetus signs of change are also seen. This is when your baby starts growing very quickly. Your baby’s length matches your baby’s weight and around this time your baby’s head gets to a more proportional size. Your baby’s ears also move to the side of its head and the ears move a little closer to the front of the face. 

14 Weeks Pregnant Ultrasound

When you are 14 weeks pregnant an ultrasound can help you see the changes that are taking place inside your belly. A 14 weeks pregnant ultrasound test will show that your baby is rapidly growing. His/her length catches up with the head that is slightly larger. It is around this time that the ears get closer together. Your baby’s neck also elongates and the chin resting on the chest rises up.

When you are 14 weeks pregnant 3D ultrasound can provide three dimensional images of the fetus. You can view your baby in more detail and instead of a boring two dimensional black-and-white scan you can see three dimensional pictures that provide more depth to the image helps you to see the internal structures effectively. When you are 14 weeks pregnant weight gain is usually 10-14 pounds. Your stomach starts pouching out during this week. A pregnant woman is expected to increase her calorie intake by 300 calories per day to ensure that she puts on the right amount of weight. If you are 12 to 14 weeks pregnant an ultrasound is recommended to confirm your dates.  When you are 12 to 14 weeks pregnant an ultrasound scan may help see the ‘soft’ markers that could indicate some kind of chromosomal abnormalities.

These include the nasal fetal bone that is absent or an increase in the translucency of the fetal nuchal which helps in the detection of fetuses with Down syndrome.

When you are 14 weeks pregnant an ultrasound gender test can be done. In some cases however the baby’s position is not correct and it might be difficult to know what the gender of your baby is. The ability to know the gender generally increases with gestational age. With 14 weeks pregnant ultrasound twins can be detected as well.  When you are 14 weeks pregnant you start feeling much better than you did in the earlier weeks. It is therefore very important that you make the right choices as far as your well-being and health is concerned.

14 Weeks Pregnant Weight Gain

At 14 weeks pregnancy weight gain is expected. A pregnant woman would need a 300 calorie increase per day during her pregnancy. Your overall calorie consumption should be about 2100 – 2400 calories per day. When you are in 14 weeks of pregnancy weight gain is around 12-14 pounds. During your pregnancy second trimester weight gain should be about ½ to ¾ of a pound each week. When pregnant for 14 weeks baby weight gain is not the only weight you put on. You add pounds for the blood volume, placenta, water retention, breasts and amniotic fluid. In addition you also add on the nutrients that are required by your body. A 14 weeks pregnancy weight gain calculator can help you figure out the amount of weight you can expect to put during your pregnancy. You will notice that your 14 weeks pregnancy weight gain may vary slightly from what you expect it to be. In one month you may find that you’ve put on 5 pounds and in another you may find that you have put on only 2. Don’t worry too much about what the scale is saying unless you find that your weight gain is excessive. Your 14 weeks fetus weight gain is about 45 grams or one and a half ounces. The fetus is 9 cm or three and a half inches long. At 14 weeks pregnancy weight gain should be achieved by eating foods that are high in nutrients and low in saturated fats. Your diet should be well balanced and aspire to incorporate a little food from the four groups of food. You should also focus on increasing your calcium intake so make sure that you eat food that is calcium rich such as cheese, yogurt and dark green leafy vegetables.  Your 14 week weight gain pregnancy calendar will help you figure out if you are putting on the right amount of weight.

14 Weeks Pregnant Bleeding

If you are 14 weeks pregnant and bleeding with a closed cervix it is known as a threatened abortion. When you are 14 weeks pregnant and bleeding occurs it is best that you see your doctor. If there is a placenta previa or placental abruption it usually shows up on your sonogram. If your doctor does not see anything abnormal in your sonogram it could be a subchorionic hematoma. Wait and see if the bleeding stops on its own. It usually does. As long as the fetus is grown adequately and your doctor has felt a proper fetal heartbeat there is no need to worry. A subchorionic hematoma is simply the blood that sequestrates in the forming placenta and generally dissipates on its own. If you are 14 weeks pregnant and bleeding and there is heavy cramping it could be that you are having a miscarriage. When you are 14 weeks pregnant bleeding can sometimes be indicative of a miscarriage but does not always mean that a miscarriage might take place. You may find it reassuring to know that half of the women who bleed during their 14 weeks pregnancy period do not have a miscarriage. Studies show that only 15-20 of pregnancies usually end up in a miscarriage and this does not occur during your 14 weeks pregnant period but in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. When you are 14 weeks pregnant some discharge might occur and it is always advisable that you wear a panty liner or pad so that you can keep track of the amount and type of bleeding. When you are pregnant 14 weeks and bleeding during pregnancy occurs it is best that you speak with your health care provider. He/she will be the best person to identify what the problem is.

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