At 14 weeks pregnant:
- Your baby is the size of a peach
- You’re officially at the second week of the second trimester
- The countdown continues: you’ve got 26 weeks to go!
What happens during the 14th week of pregnancy?
- Everything is peachy — your baby is now the size of a peach and just like a peach, there’s a fine layer of hair growing on the skin called lanugo, which will disappear by the time of birth.
- Doubling down — in the past couple of weeks, your baby just doubled in weight and that growth spurt is about to really take off.
- All the small things — by week 14, your child’s sex organs are fully developed, with ovarian follicles (in girls) and the prostate (in boys) formed along with a fully matured thyroid gland, which is producing thyroid hormones. The thyroid plays an essential role in metabolism—regulating the energy body cells need to work together to keep the heart beating strong, the brain maturing, and much more.
- Baby’s working too — the spleen, which will eventually be responsible for filtering red blood cells and creating white blood cells to help fight infections, has begun forming red blood cells.
What should I be feeling at 14 weeks pregnant?
- You will probably feel like you’re being pushed around a bit internally. As your baby grows, your intestines and internal organs will be moved around to accommodate your mini-me.
- You will start to gain more weight. You can still safely workout to maintain a healthy regimen as your little one grows.
14 Weeks Pregnant Facts
How big is your baby? Check out the chart below to find out!
|Baby Size at 14 Weeks|
|Baby Weight||1.5 ounces|
|Baby Length||3.5 inches|
|Baby Size||Comparable to a navel orange or a woman’s fist|
Week 14 Pregnancy Symptoms
During week 14 of pregnancy, your body is adjusting to the new life it’s supporting. As your baby changes, you will too, and there are certain pregnancy symptoms you may experience at this time. Keep these week 14 pregnancy symptoms on your radar:
- There are some nice side effects that you may experience — like an increased sex drive and thick, lustrous hair - some added bonuses!
- You’re probably feeling a burst of energy — use it to get out and get some fresh air and exercise
- That growing tummy is growing hungry — your appetite is probably increasing around now. When reaching for the fridge door, remember to eat foods that are good for you and for your baby.
- Growing pains — your muscles and ligaments may be hurting. That little cutie inside you just doubled in weight and is demanding more space, so that movement and growth is stretching your muscles and ligaments.
- Breast growth — they shouldn’t hurt as much this week, but they are going to keep growing as you get closer to birth.
Being 14 weeks pregnant is an important time for you and your baby. Get advice on how to adjust to this new stage.
- Go see your dentist. There’s a chance your oral health and baby’s well-being are linked, so get that checkup you’ve been putting off.
- Double down on immune health. Right now, you’re more susceptible to bugs, right when you don’t want to be picking up a cold or flu. Avoid people who are sick, get a flu shot, wash your hands frequently and carefully.
- Eat a nutrient-packed diet. You need to keep yourself healthy and ensure that you’re getting the right amount of nourishment. If you are iron-deficient, it can cause anemia. Learn more about iron-rich foods that can help you through the rest of your pregnancy.