Is the beginning of the 4th month and the beginning of the 2nd trimester. What to Expect at 14 Weeks Pregnant The face of the baby becomes more expressive on the 14th week of pregnancy. The eyes become bigger, the eyelids, however, stay closed.
The structure of this fluff is the same as the skin of the baby. The fluff will protect the baby from the substances that are emitted by the organism. Short hairs start appearing on the head. You are also now able to see the eyebrows of the baby. Sexual parts also start forming on this week. The urogenital system starts working.
The stomach will become significantly bigger. The reason for this is that the uterus will rise even more higher. Now it is located near the navel. Very often, future mothers are surprised by this fact. Consequently, a woman will feel a surge of energy and get a deeper feeling of hunger.
If there are any pains that occur in the pelvic area, you need to consult you doctor and undergo a ultrasonic investigation. Whats Going on With the Baby?
On the 14th week of pregnancy, its second trimester begins. This time is considered to be a crucial moment in the whole course of pregnancy. Now a woman can breathe freely.
The possibility of different pathologies and abnormalities now becomes considerably lower in comparison with the previous weeks of pregnancy. The fetus still develops and grows actively. The fetus is approximately 9 cm in length and its weight is 35 g. By this time, your baby will look more like a human.
Your baby will make various moving and bump. He or she will frown or clench his or her fists. Many mothers say that already on the 14th week of pregnancy they can feel their baby move inside them. The baby touches the abdominal wall and then pushes off it. During this period, continues the active growth of the skeleton bone tissue, a future human gets ribs. Your baby is also now able to make movements with the diaphragm.
These movements look very much like a process of breathing. In other words, this is the time when the baby starts getting ready to being born. He or she is already able to distinguish different tastes and, consequently, respond to them. In this case, the swallowing reflex is much weaker.
The body of the baby is still covered with a thick layer of grease. The aim of this layer is to protect the fetus.
Under this grease, you can see a thin skin of the baby. It will also help the mother and the baby during the labor. It will help the baby get through the maternal passages more easily. The eyelashes and eyebrows also appear and they can be seen. By the beginning of the 2nd trimester, to be more exact, on the 14th week of pregnancy, all organs of a future child are developed and they work actively. Every day they practice in working in sync with each other and they become better at this.
Irrespective of the fact that the sexual parts are formed, the ultrasonic investigation is unlikely to exactly detect the sex of a future child. Besides, ultrasonic investigation helps you to define an exact weight and height of the baby on this stage. Consequently, will help in detecting pathologies if there are any.
This is done by comparing the data of the baby with the given standards. This is easy to do because the fetus is already formed enough and the doctors can see in details how the body is built. Undergoing an ultrasonic investigation on the 14th week is more than welcome because it allows us to get the information about the height of the baby, from feet to head.
By comparing 2 hipbones it is possible to determine whether there are any developmental defects. According to the results of the examination, he is able to evaluate all major bones in the organism of the future child.
The list of the bones includes: These organs are heart, kidneys, urinary bladder and intestines. It allows the doctors see, if there are any developmental defects or pathologies.
Usually, the first time a mother undergoes such an examination is between 11th and 14th week. Sometimes a screening examination is called a double test. It is called so because when doctors take the samples of your blood they examine two markers. This examination can easily detect any inborn pathologies and defects of your baby. However, you need to understand that the marker that we get as a result of studying the neck area is subject to changes.
It constantly changes during the whole course of pregnancy. Very often it so happens that this procedure can turn out to be useless not only for the doctors, but also for a future mother on the 14th week. Of course, you can wait till the 2nd period of pregnancy when undergoing a screening examination is also possible. This is the period from the 15th to the 20th week. The Belly at 14 Weeks of Pregnancy By the 14th week the belly of a future mother becomes quite round and evident.
The mother and all her relatives and friend are now able to admire it, irrespective of the fact that the belly is yet rather small. A dark line appears on the belly. This line symbolically divides the belly in two halves. It starts at the navel and goes down. The reason that the line appears is melanin that accumulates in the skin cells. This line is temporary and, in the majority of cases, it disappears after the labor. The belly looks as if the line was never there.
Already on this stage you need to start thinking about the consequences of labor. They will be easier to find. For example, olive or almond oil will help you greatly in getting rid of stretch marks. Blood and Other Sampling and Tests at 14 Weeks Sometimes it so happens that in everyday bustle future mothers fail to do all the necessary tests, that should have been done earlier, in time. As a rule, these are tests that can be done during a standard gynecological examination.
Also this list include a sample of urine, a visit to the therapist, dentist and E. Besides, according to the plan, on the 14th week a necessity to undergo a ultrasonic examination may arise. The procedure of blood sampling may also include a test to identify the level of HCG in the body of a future mother. The result is then compared to the given standards.
During the first weeks of pregnancy, the level of HCG goes up very rapidly and reaches its peak by the 8th or 9th week. After that, it starts to gradually go down. During the whole period of the 2nd trimester, in case everything is fine, it will stay unchangeable. Remember that the health of the fetus depends on these results. Such like test is carried out only in cases of emergency and a future mother has a right to refuse undergoing this test.
The rate of risk equals approximately 0. This is how the procedure is carried out. A needle is injected in the uterus. This needle will take a sample of amniotic fluid that then will be thoroughly examined. The procedure of amniocentesis involves also a ultrasonic investigation. This will help to determine the location of the fetus.
Painful Sensations As we know, toxicosis disappears on the 14th week. However, instead of it, headaches or pains in the back may occur. Spasm in the back, that may be rather painful, usually occur as a result of the fact that a woman wore high heel shoes for a long time during the course of pregnancy.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, she could do that, but now she should take care of her health and therefore refuse wearing this stylish footwear. In the majority of cases, this is the reason. Headaches on this stage will feel like a migraine. The worst thing about them is that they usually occur unexpectedly.
We can give you the following pieces of advice: Do not even think about taking any drugs to get rid of the pain. A simple head massage can really make wonders for you.