Baby at 3d 14-week ultrasound
A 14-week-old fetus is around 8cm (from crown to rump) long and 40g in weight. The attention has shifted from the head to the body. The skin will soon be covered in lanugo. Fine, downy hairs that will ultimately cover the whole body, but normally don’t emerge before birth, are present in all mammals save the human species. Lanugo serves to keep the developing fetus’s temperature stable until the fetus’s fat reserves are sufficient. The eyebrows and the top of the head are also becoming hairy.
Urine is now being discharged from the kidneys into the amniotic fluid. The intestines are also producing meconium. The first feces after birth are made up of this waste substance. During this stage of the pregnancy, the placenta has completed its growth and is fully supporting the fetus, supplying it with nourishment and critical hormones.
Squinting, frowning, clutching, and grimacing are now all possible facial expressions due to the development of brain impulses. The top of the mouth and the palate are also developing. In addition, limb motions are more flexible and less rigid.
Pregnancy symptoms at the 3d 14-week ultrasound
If you’re 14 weeks pregnant, the first-trimester discomforts you experienced may be diminishing. Even if they disappear, don’t be alarmed. Take it slow and easy! At 14 weeks, you may begin to experience the following new signs and symptoms of pregnancy:
High energy levels
You’re probably regaining some of your lost energy now that you’ve made it through the unpleasantness of the first trimester. (#ThankGoodness) Natural energy boosters might help you maintain your good mood.
The stretching of your muscles and ligaments is likely causing you some discomfort. Round ligament discomfort is common around 14 weeks, but if you have any concerns, see your doctor.
A greater desire for food
What’s up with your stomach? After nausea subsides, you may notice that your hunger pangs begin to intensify. When you eat, keep in mind that everything you consume is supporting the rapid growth of your kid.
You should strive to consume an additional 300 calories each day to help you lose weight. Now that you’re in your second trimester and expecting twins, you’ll need to consume an additional 650 calories every day.
If you have the cravings, have a supply of healthful snacks ready to go. You and your unborn child will both benefit if you avoid fatty, oily meals while you’re in the womb. It’s fine to have an occasional dish of ice cream.
Thicker and more lustrous hair
If you’re expecting, you may find that your hair is growing thicker and shinier.
If you brush or floss when you’re pregnant you’re much than likely to experience bleeding gums. Because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, the bacteria in plaque can irritate your gums, leading to pregnancy gingivitis. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to keep your mouth healthy.
Pregnant women may be more vulnerable to colds and flu than they were before. This is due to the fact that your immune system is lowered throughout pregnancy to protect your system from resisting the fetus. Precautions should be taken while using any medicine during pregnancy.
Some herbal, homoeopathic, and aromatherapy therapies are not safe to take during pregnancy, and your doctor will tell you which ones are safe. Ensure that your practitioner is certified and that you contact your midwife or physician about any alternative therapies you are contemplating while you are pregnant with your child.
Health tips for 14-week pregnancy
Watch out for moles.
If you have skin moles, your hormones have the potential to alter their appearance. Even while they’re normally harmless and don’t need to be checked out by a doctor, you may want to see a dermatologist if they become asymmetric, change color or have an uneven border.
Prevent the development of sinusitis.
It’s possible that nasal congestion during pregnancy is more common than seasonal allergies. To loosen mucus, use a warm compress to your face, or use a humidifier or drink a lot of water.
This is a normal part of pregnancy, so don’t worry about it. Fiber-rich diets (fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains), plenty of water, and regular exercise are all good ways to prevent constipation.
Watch out for this: At this point, there should be no vaginal bleeding or severe stomach discomfort. The tummy is beginning to expand. In most cases, mild or stabbing pain is caused by ligament stretching, but more serious conditions, such as a urinary tract infection or fibroids, may also be to blame.
Normal vaginal discharge may occur, but it should be consistent in both color and volume. Pregnancy-related headaches are common, although they normally go away with time. Pains in the spine and pelvis are common when bones, ligaments, and muscles are overstretched and overworked.
Do prenatal yoga exercises
Take advantage of your renewed vigor and get some exercise. In addition to improving your mood and reducing the risk of pregnancy problems and physical pain, exercising during pregnancy can also help you prepare for childbirth.
Try prenatal yoga if you’re having problems staying motivated to work out on your own. Meeting other pregnant women is another benefit of doing prenatal fitness courses.
Get more sleep
Pregnancy might make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, but there are a number of solutions you can try. Reduce your coffee intake (which you’ll have to do anyhow when pregnant), practice relaxation methods, and experiment with different pregnancy pillows.
Make a nighttime routine that includes drinking warm milk and eating a little snack. Ask your doctor about safe sleep medicines if nothing else works. Pregnant women should be aware that herbal and hormonal sleep aids, such as melatonin, may not be healthy for their unborn child.