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14 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week 14, 15 & 16

Pregnancy Information for Week 14, Week 15 & Week 16

14 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week 14

At 14 weeks pregnant, it is the beginning of the Second Trimester. Most women consider this trimester the easiest because the fatigue and nausea are beginning to subside.

14 Weeks Pregnant: Common Signs and Symptoms

At week 14 of pregnancy, your fatigue is lessening because your placenta is taking over the work of providing nutrients for your baby. Before, your body was working tirelessly to create this organ, and now it is nearly fully formed.

Your breast tenderness has become reduced, and your first trimester discomforts are starting to fade. Above all, there are changes to an existing mole of the formation of a brand new one.

14 Weeks Pregnant – Baby’s Development

Your baby is around 4 inches long and weighs 2 ounces. It continues to grow. Its heart is working overtime, and its facial muscles are growing.

Your baby is also learning new behaviors, such as squinting, frowning, and puckering its lips. It is even breathing in a way by taking amniotic fluid in and out of its lungs.

At 14 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound image will not be able to reveal your baby’s sex.

Your baby’s liver and spleen have begun to produce bile and red blood cells, and the thyroid gland has matured enough to start churning out hormones.

14 Weeks Pregnant – Self-Care Tips 

  • From 14 to 28 weeks is the best time to travel during pregnancy.
  • Starting from the week 14 of pregnancy, you can wear compression stockings to improve the blood flow and prevent clots in your legs while flying on a plane.
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15 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week 15

15 Weeks Pregnant: Common Signs and Symptoms

At 15 weeks pregnant, you are gaining a significant amount of weight.

There are changes in the shape of your body that might not be very noticeable now. If you press gently about 4 to 5 inches below your belly button, you likely will be able to feel the top of your uterus.

Hormonal changes are taking place; you experience headaches, indigestion, and heartburn.

Hormones can cause the muscular valve between your stomach and esophagus to relax, and this allows stomach acid to reflux back into the esophagus. Your rapidly growing uterus can crowd the abdomen, and this can also push acid upward.

Hormones can induce inflammation, leading to bleeding gums and broken blood vessels in the nose. These developments are perfectly normal for week 15 of pregnancy.

15 Weeks Pregnant – Baby’s development

At 15 weeks pregnant, your baby weighs 2 ounces and is 4½ inches long. It is rapidly developing. The baby’s skin is quite light and transparent, and its blood vessels and skeleton can be seen. Its bones will continue to harden during this period.

The baby’s ears are rapidly becoming more recognizable, and the small bones that make up the auditory system are starting to form, as well. Although the baby can’t hear well, it soon will be able to detect sounds.

15 Weeks Pregnant – Self-care tips

  • The Institute of Medicine recommends that during pregnancy a healthy total weight gain is 25 to 35 pounds. Underweight women can try to gain 28 to 40 pounds, overweight women between 15 and 25 pounds, and obese women11 to 20 pounds.
  • At 15 weeks pregnant, following a healthy diet is essential for you to gain exactly the amount you need.
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16 Weeks Pregnant – Pregnancy Week 16

16 Weeks Pregnant: Common Signs and Symptoms

At 16 weeks pregnant, you can feel your baby moving. It may be like having butterflies in your belly, and is also known as baby flutters. First-time moms might not feel the baby’s movements until weeks 18 to 20.

Your baby is moving a lot in the 7 ounces of amniotic fluid surrounding it.

Consult your doctor if you have weird food cravings. This is the time when your hormones begin to play tricks on you.

16 Weeks Pregnant – Baby’s Development

At week 16 of pregnancy, the baby’s urinary and circulatory systems are beginning to function well; and its heart is pumping approximately 25 quarts of blood daily.

This week your baby can hold its tiny head upright. Its eyes and ears have completed their migration and are finally placed in their proper positions. The baby weighs 2½ ounces and is 5.31 inches long.

16 Weeks Pregnant – Self-Care Tips

  • Sleep on your side if that’s comfortable for you. Your left side may be most comfortable. Place a pillow under your belly and another between your bent knees for support. Lying on your right side may disrupt the blood flow to your heart, uterus, and the rest of your body. Lying flat on your back (especially during the third trimester) can press your uterus up into your lungs, causing shortness of breath.
  • At 16 weeks pregnant, the weight of your baby and uterus can press on your inferior vena cava, the blood vessel responsible for returning blood from your lower extremities and abdomen back to your heart. Compression occurring as you lie on your back can compromise your blood supply.

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