14 Weeks Pregnant

| September 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

At 14 weeks pregnant, your baby will start making facial expressions. Through different expressions such as frowning, she will exercise her face muscles. Your baby at this stage will be a size of a pear or a lemon and her weight stands about 1.5 ounces. Your baby seems to be like a baby by this time, though her skin is still translucent and fragile.

Development in 14th Week Pregnancy

The major development is the working of thyroid glands at this stage which begin to release hormones. The external genitals keep developing with each passing week and can now be visible in an ultrasound scan. The ovaries positioned them in the pelvis in case of a baby girl, while the prostate gland develops in case of baby boy.

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Taste buds also appear on the tongue, but these are not yet functional. The bones and joints continue to ossify.

Appearance in 14th Week Pregnancy

The neck of your baby is now seemed longer and her chin is more delineated. The head and face also appear more refined than before. Eyes move to the front of the face and are still fused shut with eyelids. The nose bridge begins to appear on her face and the ears are moved to the side of the head and are higher in place. Tiny eyebrows also appear by this time.

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Movement in 14th Week Pregnancy

Although, your baby is small in size at this point, she can easily move around in the amniotic fluid. Her movements in the amniotic fluid encourage her muscles and bones to get stronger and harder. A variety of movements can be observed through ultrasound scan such as clenching and unclenching of hands, kicking, twisting, stretching etc. However, you will not be able to feel these movements at this stage. She even learns how to suck her thumb. Sleeping and awaking sessions has also been developed by now.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

At 14 weeks pregnant, following symptoms may be experienced:

  • Breast tenderness and fullness.
  • Frequent Urination
  • Morning Sickness (Nausea and Vomiting)
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion and Headaches

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