Pregnancy week 14 wellness guide

You learn about changes in your body in week 14. You learn how big/little (!) your baby in your womb is. You get tips to take care of yourself. If you are wondering who to share your news with, you can hear what one mother has to say.

Your body

changes in the body

What to expect

You are completing your first trimester. You feel your energy levels coming back. A little bump is starting to show! Hopefully, your morning sickness may be coming to an end.

Baby size

Week 14 size guide

What to expect

Your baby is the size of a Narangi or Orange (about 80 – 85 mm long and 85 gms).

Your baby

Pregnancy weekly guide - baby size

What to expect

Baby is moving constantly. He/she can stand up straight! Development is taking place, with hair growth and functioning kidney allowing for the passage of urine.

Taking care of yourself

Pregnancy weekly guide - self care tips

Tips

  • Do gentle pelvic floor exercises
  • Take advantage of your burst of energy! Get light to moderate exercise. This helps reduce chances of gestational diabetes.
  • You should be measuring your weight regularly. If you started on an average weight you would have gained about 5.5 – 6 Kgs by now.
  • Eat regularly – small amounts every 2 hours. Eat slowly – starting meals with water.
  • Have fresh food – they provide more vitamins and minerals.
  • Stay cool – wear loose clothes

Ask your doctor

Pregnancy weekly guide - baby size

Some questions

  1. How safe is it to take medication? Can I take pain relievers?
  2. I have a sick mother-in-law at home. What precautions do I need to take when caring for her?
  3. I feel very fatigued. Is that common in the second trimester?
  4. I have noticed light spotting. Is that natural?
  5. Do I need to take special pregnancy vitamins?

Actions

Pregnancy week 14 wellness guide

To do list

  1. Find out about your maternity rights and benefits at your workplace.
  2. Find out about available government programmes for pregnant women and maternal health.
  3. Get blood pressure checked.
  4. Get weight checked.

Questions you may have

Is it okay to let my friends and relatives know that I am pregnant?

“It is totally up to you. I told a very close friend at first who I could trust and felt comfortable with. She is an experienced mum and I value her advice.”

I am always busy with household work. I sometimes worry about my health. What do I do?

“I make sure that I take some time out every day to relax. I spend it listening to the radio or music. I read magazines in the afternoon."

For more information on wellbeing

NHS England

Anxious about lockdown

COVID resources, New South Wales, Australia