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14 Weeks Pregnant: Your Baby’s Growth and Development

Congratulations on reaching 14 weeks of pregnancy! You’re now in the second trimester, and your baby is growing and developing rapidly. Here’s what you can expect during this exciting time:

Your Baby’s Development

At 14 weeks, your baby is about the size of a lemon and weighs around 1.4 ounces (40 grams). Their body is starting to take shape, and their facial features are becoming more defined.

  • Head and Face: Your baby’s head is still large in proportion to their body, but their facial features are becoming more prominent. Their eyes are now fully formed and have moved to the front of their face. Their nose and mouth are also starting to take shape.
  • Limbs: Your baby’s arms and legs are growing longer and more coordinated. They can now bend their elbows and knees, and they may even start to suck their thumb.
  • Organs: Your baby’s internal organs are continuing to develop rapidly. Their heart is fully formed and beating regularly. Their kidneys are also functioning, and they’re producing urine.
  • Gender: If you’ve opted for an ultrasound, you may be able to find out your baby’s gender this week. However, it’s not always possible to tell for sure at this stage.

Your Body Changes

As your baby grows, your body will continue to change to accommodate their needs. Here are some of the changes you may experience:

  • Weight Gain: You may have gained around 3-4 pounds (1.4-1.8 kilograms) by this point. Most of this weight gain is due to your growing baby, but you may also notice an increase in your breast size and fluid retention.
  • Abdominal Growth: Your uterus is expanding to make room for your growing baby. This may cause your abdomen to start showing.
  • Breast Changes: Your breasts are preparing for breastfeeding. They may become larger and more tender. You may also notice a darkening of your nipples and the appearance of Montgomery’s tubercles, which are small bumps around your nipples.
  • Skin Changes: Your skin may become darker and more pigmented. You may also develop stretch marks on your abdomen, breasts, and thighs.
  • Mood Swings: You may experience mood swings during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. These mood swings can range from happiness and excitement to irritability and sadness.

Prenatal Care

At 14 weeks, it’s important to continue with your prenatal care appointments. Your doctor or midwife will monitor your health and your baby’s growth and development. They will also discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

What to Expect at Your 14-Week Appointment

During your 14-week appointment, your doctor or midwife will likely:

  • Check your weight and blood pressure.
  • Measure your abdomen to track your baby’s growth.
  • Listen to your baby’s heartbeat.
  • Perform a pelvic exam to check for any infections or other problems.
  • Discuss your diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors.
  • Answer any questions you may have.

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Here are some tips for a healthy pregnancy:

  • Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Get regular exercise, but avoid activities that are too strenuous.
  • Take prenatal vitamins as directed by your doctor or midwife.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.
  • Manage stress levels through activities such as yoga, meditation, or spending time in nature.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Listen to your body and rest when you need to.


Congratulations again on reaching 14 weeks of pregnancy! This is an exciting time as your baby continues to grow and develop. By following the tips above, you can help ensure a healthy pregnancy for both you and your baby.

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