WEEK 14: The Energizer Baby

One of the best things about the second trimester is that you will start to feel more energetic, which is mostly due to the fact that you’re entering the honeymoon phase of pregnancy.

So this may be the right time to mark some things off your to-do list, and even add a few pregnancy exercises to your schedule. Your baby at 13 weeks pregnant is as big as a peach or lemon, and has almost doubled in size from week 12 and week 13 of pregnancy.

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14th Week Pregnancy Symptoms

At 14 weeks , the symptoms you were experiencing in the previous weeks will begin to change. They may even totally disappear right away, but here are a few common symptoms you may experience when you’re 14 weeks pregnant.

 Surge in energy
Surge in energy during pregnancy

As the symptoms from the previous weeks begin to fade, you may experience a boost in energy.

 Round ligament pain
Round ligament pain during pregnancy

You may experience some ligament pain owing to the stretching of muscles to accommodate your growing baby. This may also cause cramps, but speak to your doctor about any concerns you may have.

 Increased appetite
Increased appetite during pregnancy

You may feel the urge to eat more than what you did in your previous weeks of pregnancy. This is mostly due to the fading of morning sickness. Take note that the food you eat aids in your baby’s growth, and you should aim to target an intake of at least 300 calories per day.

 Thicker, shinier hair
Thicker, shinier hair during pregnancy

This is generally the result of new hormones and is probably one of the good symptoms of pregnancy.

 Leaking nipples
Leaking nipples during pregnancy

There’s no reason to panic if you notice yellow stains in your bra, because this in most cases is your first milk aka colostrum. Your ability to produce breastmilk can start as early as 14 weeks, so this may be a good time to stack up on some absorbent pads.

 Feeling frisky
Feeling frisky during pregnancy

For some going-to-be moms, sex during your second trimester can feel better than ever before owing mostly to the increased blood flow to the pelvic area and hormones.

Size and Weight Flashcard

Baby Size and Weight Flashcard week 14

Inside your Belly in Week 14

At 14 weeks pregnant, your belly may feel achy and sore, which is caused by the expanding of your uterus to accommodate your rapidly growing baby.

Weight gain shouldn’t come as a surprise, and doctors highly recommend that you gain approximately 1 to 2 pounds per week if you started out with an average BMI.

If you’ve not been able to exercise during your first trimester, this would be the right time to start, given that you have your energy back.

Some pregnancy exercises you may want to explore include prenatal yoga or simply going for a walk.

14th Week Pregnant Ultrasound - What to Expect ?

You won’t in most cases have a 14 week ultrasound, because you probably already had one quite recently in your first trimester.

The next ultrasound will be anywhere between week 18 and week 22 or when you have your . Even if you do have an ultrasound when you’re 14 weeks pregnant, it will probably not reveal your baby’s gender, which is something you may be able to find out at your anatomy scan.

Your Baby's Development in Week 14

Your baby at 14 weeks pregnant is wiggling constantly, but unfortunately you may not be able to feel any of it yet.

On a brighter note, your baby’s features are becoming more distinct as their eyes and ears move closer to their permanent positions.

You baby is growing hair or peach fuzz known as lanugo all over its body, which promotes skin development as well as forming hair on the eyebrows and scalp keeps the body warm.

baby growth during week 14


Your 14 week old fetus’s kidneys are starting to create urine, and its liver and spleen are working as their supposed to by creating bile and producing red blood cells respectively.

Other baby developments in week 14 of pregnancy include their intestines producing meconium—a type of waste that will account for its first bowl movements after birth.

Your baby in your 14th week of pregnancy weighs approximately 1.52 ounces and measures 3.42 inches, and is starting to grow at an accelerated pace.

Pregnancy Week 14 Checklist

 Explore new pregnancy exercises
  Take a birth class
 Seek fun ways to announce your pregnancy