Week 14 marks the beginning of the second trimester of pregnancy. According to medical experts, the 14th week is the time the women should start relaxing, and enjoying their pregnancies. This is mainly because the risk of miscarriage has greatly reduced by the 14th week. Ultrasound will reveal that the placenta is working well. It is supplying nourishment and oxygen to the baby. This is also the time when a bulge on their stomach will be visible. They may feel their breasts becoming more tender and sensitive. The breasts will secrete colostrum in preparation of the lactation. There may also be some mood swings and anxiety at this time. This is normal.
Your Baby’s Development
The baby is fully developed by the time pregnancy enters the 14th week. The baby may weigh as much as 100 grams around this time. Its liver starts to function, and produces bile. Apart from some physical movements, the baby will also be making facial expressions such as squinting and frowning.