In a week 14 pregnancy, your baby’s sex organs will continue to grow. You may be able to see the differential gender sex characteristics this week if you have not already done so. The baby will develop ovaries or a prostate, depending on the what is revealed in the 14 weeks pregnant ultrasound gender. His or her thyroid also starts working and sucking the thumb may start to happen.
Your baby is now about 8 centimetres long and weighs approximately 30 grams. The little one is really starting to grow, as you will see on the 14 week ultrasound. You will see the boy or girl’s developing bones on the 14 week ultrasound gender; the bones grow whiter on the ultrasound as they get bigger and harder.
You might start to notice changes to your complexion, which is one of the most common 14 weeks pregnant symptoms. Your skin may darken around your nipples, navel, armpits, and inner thighs.
If you have dark hair and fair skin, you are also more prone to chloasma, a condition also known as “the mask of pregnancy.” Areas of skin on your forehead, cheeks, and chin may become darker during your week 14 pregnancy.
Your nails may become stronger and longer than usual too. If you experience 14 weeks pregnant cramps, it is normal and occurs because the growing baby is stretching the uterus. When you change positions, you may notice the muscles on one or both sides of your abdomen cramp up.
Strange food cravings, nosebleeds, and snoring are also common 14 weeks pregnant symptoms. Nasal congestion happens because of a surge in pumping blood around your body.
As your 14 weeks pregnant belly gets bigger, it is common to find yourself experiencing back or joint pain. Prenatal yoga classes can help you stay in shape, as well as easing aches and pains. Walking is also an excellent form of exercise during pregnancy, particularly as you tend to have an increase in energy during this part of your pregnancy.
If you have worries about your 14 weeks pregnant cramps and whether having sex is still a safe activity, see your doctor. A big relief for many moms happens this week as now that you are done the first trimester your risks for a miscarriage have decreased substantially.
To stay hydrated, drink about 8-10 glasses of water a day. This habit can help prevent fluids in your body from pooling and causing swelling or bloating during your week 14 pregnancy.
Now that you are in the second trimester, and you have given the wonderful baby news to family and friends, you will probably notice a lot of people giving you suggestions for baby names. Everyone will have their opinions on names (good and bad). Do not let their thoughts on chosen names deter you from selecting the name you like; you make the decision! If you need some inspiration, try looking at baby name books or browsing lists online.