14 weeks pregnant

14 weeks Pregnant

Your Developing Baby-
When you’re 14 weeks pregnant, your baby is 3.42 inches (8.7cm) long and weighs about 1.52 ounces (43 grams)
Now his body is growing faster than his head.
This week, the body of baby’s covers with lanugo (very fine, soft colorless hair) that usually disappears before birth.
His eyebrows are beginning to grow and the hair on top of his head is sprouting, this hair may change in both texture and color after birth.
Your baby’s facial muscles are now active and started acting like frown and grimace.
In boys, the prostate gland develops
In girls, the ovaries move from the abdomen to the pelvis
Your baby may have learned to suck his thumb.
Your baby’s bones are getting harder and stronger.
By now, your baby’s genitals have fully developed, though they may still be difficult to detect on an ultrasound examination.
Your baby starts to produce thyroid hormones because the thyroid gland has matured.

Your changing body-
Craving for food, yeah, you must have started cravings. You’re probably enjoying eating a lot. Plus, you’re helping baby’s growth. It’s important for you and for your baby that you should have the right food and don’t indulge in too many fatty foods. And it’s high time to start exercising, if you haven’t started.

Pregnancy Symptoms when you’re 14 Weeks Pregnant-
You’re probably feeling some aches and pains, as your muscles and ligaments stretch to accommodate your growing baby.
You might find your appetite on overdrive.
You might notice your hair getting thicker and shinier.

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Bibliography-

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