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Pregnancy at week 14

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Your baby

By 14 weeks, your baby weighs about 45g and is about 11cm long – the size of a lemon. Its organs have formed, including the ovaries and testicles.

The face is becoming more recognisable, with a longer neck and fully developed eyes, which are covered by fused eyelids. The fingers and toes are growing nails.

The baby’s reflexes have started working – if you were to touch their hands or feet, they would curl or close. You can’t feel it yet, but the baby is moving around. The vocal cords are working and the baby can cry.

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Your body

The second trimester is when many women start to feel more energetic and active. Hopefully your morning sickness is disappearing by now and you should be more comfortable now.

Your 'baby bump' might start to become more noticeable. Your breasts may be getting larger and may already be making colostrum.

You might notice new moles or skin tags developing on your body. These are nothing to worry about, but chat to your doctor or midwife if they’re bothering you.

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Things to remember

Now you’re feeling more energetic, doing more physical activity will help keep you in shape for your pregnancy. Exercising will prevent you from putting on too much weight and is also good for your mood.

If you were fit and active before you fell pregnant, it’s OK to carry on with a light to moderate exercise program. But don’t suddenly start a lot of exercise for the first time while you’re pregnant. Chat to your doctor about what’s best for you.

Aim for 150 minutes of exercise per week, or 30 minutes on most days. It’s probably best not to exercise for more than 60 minutes at a time while you’re pregnant. Both aerobic and strengthening exercises are fine.

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Your pregnancy journey

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Last reviewed: August 2019


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