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Relief, the first trimester of your pregnancy is over and the possibility of miscarriage is lower and the annoying pregnancy symptoms are over too. Your baby is a complete person with full-functioning organs and body systems, but his tiny body will need up-to the 37 week of pregnancy to reach the perfect size. For more information about your pregnancy at week 14, kindly keep reading the few coming lines.
The 14th week is the golden period for your baby’s growth, as he or she will try to function his internal systems to prepare them for the coming period. For example, your baby will breath beside the oxygen coming through the amniotic cord and swallow fluid to pass through his stomach and kidney and. For more independence, the spleen will produce red blood cells and the liver will produce bile.
Your baby now is at the length of half a medium-sized banana weighting about 42 grams. His brain is still developing, but he can still show facial and body expressions such as being frown, grimace, or squint or sucking his thumb reacting to the external voices.
To meet your baby’s needs, your body will produce more blood cells and fluids, so that your nose may bleed. In such cases, you can tell your healthcare provider at the coming appointment and define if this a normal bleeding or not.
At the second trimester of your pregnancy, your heartbeats will raise gradually to reach 15 beats per minute at the end of the trimester to help your blood flow easily and feed your uterus.
You can do a few exercises for a comfortable pregnancy such as raising your feet above the level of your heart or practicing yoga, walking, or swimming, but consult your healthcare provider immediately after any irregular symptom. At this early stage, you need to do 10-second exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to bear your baby’s weight at the last weeks of pregnancy. If you didn’t blood screening for Down’s syndrome at the first trimester, this can be your last chance, as the result in the second trimester is not effective. ¬
To lead a comfortable life, you shouldn’t wear tight or fitting clothes or even use the maternity clothes, according to the shape of your body at the 14th week. It will be a great idea to use safety pins with rubber bands to enlarge your clothes and keep you comfortable.