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14 weeks pregnant tips

After 14 weeks of pregnancy you are in the second trimester. For many women the nicest period of their pregnancy! Usually the ailments are less in the foreground and you can enjoy better. Your belly grows fast from now on, just like your baby’s hair.

Your baby in week 14 of your pregnancy

Until this week all babies grow at about the same rate, from now on every fetus will continue at its own pace. Your baby is still top heavy with a head that is just as big as the rest of the body. Fortunately the head at birth only about a quarter of his body. The body in particular will grow fast in the coming two trimesters to straighten out the proportions.

Your baby’s head becomes increasingly human. The ears get more shape and are almost in the final position. Nostrils occur on the tip of the nose and his tongue and palate develop. Hair follicles appear on the crown of that large head, just like the rest of the body. Your baby starts swallowing amniotic fluid and all vital organs are in place and start working.

You in week 14 of your pregnancy

The second trimester is the nicest period of pregnancy for many women. The biggest concerns lie behind you since the chance of a miscarriage has become much smaller. You are probably completely used to the idea that you are pregnant and your environment is also aware . Moreover, the pregnancy ailments are less severe, your energy comes back and your belly is not that big that it really is a handicap.

Speaking of your belly, is that a pregnancy belly ? That is very well possible, because the top of your uterus is now above your pubic bone and can push your belly a little forward. With a little imagination you can see that you are pregnant. This is the first really visible evidence of a pregnant belly! Don’t you see anything yet? No worries ! That beautiful, pregnant belly is really coming.

6 tips for skin ailments

In collaboration with Biodermal

From the second trimester the chance of pigmentation spots and stretch marks increases. Read the best tips to care for your skin here.

Tip at 14 weeks pregnant

Now that the first trimester is finished, it is a good time to arrange maternity care . If you arrange this on time, you are sure that you are registered and the maternity agency will know approximately when they will have to provide you with maternity care. Can you also check that off your checklist !

Tips for You This Week

Keep track of skin changes

It’s not unusual for moles to develop or change right about now, thanks to pregnancy hormones.

But it’s still a smart move to have them evaluated by a doc. Always check in with your practitioner about any skin changes you notice just to be safe.Get moving

With your second trimester comes a burst of energy. Take advantage! Get your light-to-moderate exercise on to quell your risk of gestational diabetes.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) suggests that expecting moms get at least 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise per day, most (if not all) days of the week. Swimming, walking and group aerobics classes are all great options.Get ready to gain weight

In your second trimester, your baby starts to grow in earnest. Your weight gain should pick up so that, if you started your pregnancy at a normal weight, you’d gain a total of about 14 pounds.

For the best weight gain results, keep an eye on the scale — what you don’t know can throw your weight way off-target. Try to weigh yourself at the same time every day and wearing the same clothes.Remember to eat

Just can’t remember to eat? Set an alarm to go off at two-hour intervals. And put “have you fed your baby?” reminders wherever you spend a lot of time — put one on your dashboard, your computer screen and the TV screen.

If you’re afraid to eat because you’re still feeling queasy, know that nausea can actually be made worse by an empty stomach. Fill your tummy slowly, starting with fluids like water, fruit juices, smoothies and soups, then move on to solids once you think your tender tummy can handle it.Skip the tattoos

Thinking of commemorating your pregnancy by getting a tattoo? Think again. While not much of the ink or its particles will enter your bloodstream, there is a risk of infection any time you get stuck with a needle. Not a good risk to take when you’re trying to stay healthy for two.

Plus, a new tattoo that looks symmetrical on your skin might become lopsided or distorted after you regain your pre-pregnancy shape!

If you already have a tattoo, no problem — just sit back and watch it stretch! Your bikini-line butterfly might just start soaring like an eagle!Choose cool, loose clothes

The heat’s on when you’re expecting, thanks to a metabolism boost. So when dressing for exercise success, play it cool. Wear loose, breathable, stretchable clothes, right down to your undies (which should be cotton).

Choose a bra — perhaps a sports bra — that provides plenty of support for your larger breasts but that doesn’t pinch once you get moving.

If your sneakers are showing their age, replace them now to minimize your chances of injury or falls. While you’re at it, make sure you’re wearing the right sneakers for your sport.Shop smart

When shopping for groceries, think fresh, not processed. Fresh foods naturally provide more vitamins and minerals, and they contain less sugar, salt, calories, fat and additives than processed foods.

A notable exception to fresh-is-always-best: Frozen fruits and vegetables that aren’t packed with sugar or salt are often at least as nutritious, often more so, than fresh. Ditto for unadulterated canned.

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