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Highlights this week

Welcome to your second trimester!

Your baby can now squint, frown, and grimace and may also be making sucking and chewing movements.

Snip and untuck

Extend your jeans with a hair elastic and use other simple tricks to turn your regular clothes into maternity fashion.

Gaining weight yet?

If you started at a healthy weight, expect to gain about 1 pound per week for the rest of your pregnancy (25 to 35 pounds total).

14 weeks is how many months?

You're in your fourth month!

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Baby development at 14 weeks

Making faces

Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. Your baby also starts to make sucking and chewing movements. And if his thumb happens to be near his mouth, he may latch onto it.


His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. His arms are growing more in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.)


Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little one's hands and feet are more flexible and active. Fingernails and toenails start to form this week.

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Your baby is about the size of a lemon

3 ½
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head to bottom
1 ½
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Pregnancy symptoms during week 14

Feeling better?

Your energy is likely returning, your breasts may be feeling less tender, and your queasiness may have eased by now. If not, hang on – chances are good it will soon be behind you (although an unlucky few will still feel nauseated months from now).

Starting to show

The top of your uterus is a bit above your pubic bone, which may be enough to push your tummy out a tad. Starting to show can be quite a thrill, giving you and your partner visible evidence of the baby you've been waiting for.

Bleeding gums

About half of pregnant women have swollen, red, tender gums that bleed when flossed or brushed. This gum inflammation is partly caused by hormonal changes that make your gums more sensitive to the bacteria in plaque.

Don't see your symptom?
Wondering about a symptom you have? Find it on our pregnancy symptoms page.

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Pregnancy checklist at 14 weeks pregnant

Find a prenatal exercise class

Joining a class like prenatal yoga, Pilates, or water exercise can help motivate you – and it's a great way to meet other expecting moms!

Start your baby registry

It's not too early to start online registries and get a head start on researching the baby products you'll want and need.

Get your teeth cleaned

Not only is it safe to get your teeth cleaned during pregnancy, it's highly recommended. Pregnant women are susceptible to inflammation of the gums, which can lead to periodontal disease.

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Mayo Clinic. 2015a. Fetal development: The 2nd trimester. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/fetal-development/art-20046151 [Accessed May 2019]

Mayo Clinic. 2015b. Prenatal yoga: What you need to know. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/prenatal-yoga/art-20047193 [Accessed May 2019]

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Kate Marple is a writer and editor who specializes in health, pregnancy, and parenting content. She's passionate about translating complicated medical information into helpful pregnancy and parenting advice that's easy to understand. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
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