14 Weeks Pregnant

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Baby is as big as a peach
Updated May 31, 2024
Fact Checked by Shannon Simcox

Key Takeaways at 14 Weeks Pregnant

  • You’re officially in the second trimester—congratulations!
  • You may start feeling better soon (think: more energy, less nausea!) as those rough first-trimester symptoms taper down.
  • Your bump may start showing, and other symptoms may pop up soon. Your appetite will likely increase, and round ligament pain (some general aches and discomfort) may rear its ugly head.

Welcome to the second trimester! 14 weeks pregnant marks a lot of changes; you’re embarking on what’s known as the “honeymoon phase” of pregnancy. Starting with pregnancy week 14, the second trimester is the time to get some exercise, get some to-do’s done and have some fun. Enjoy!

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Baby at Week 14

What does baby do in the womb at 14 Weeks? If you were to get a glimpse of baby at 14 weeks pregnant, you’d see they’re wiggling their toes, bringing those cute little fingers to their cute little mouth (maybe even be thumb-sucking!) and turning their head from side to side.

Think sass begins in toddlerhood? Think again! Your little one may already be making facial expressions at 14 weeks in the womb. (They’re preparing themselves for a childhood filled with eye rolling, pouting and smiling!)

A 14-week fetus’s kidneys are making urine, and the liver and spleen are doing their jobs too. You might be surprised to learn that baby at 14 weeks is growing lanugo, a thin, peach fuzz-like hair all over, which will help keep their body warm. What’s more, baby’s skin is starting to thicken, and baby’s one-of-a-kind fingerprints are beginning to form.

How big is baby at 14 weeks?

At 14 weeks pregnant, baby is as big as a peach, measuring about 3.4 inches and weighing in around 1.5 ounces. Baby has almost doubled in weight in the last week or so and keeps on growing at super-speed at week 14.

14 week ultrasound

Typically, there isn’t a 14-week ultrasound. You likely had an ultrasound in your first trimester and won’t have one again until the anatomy scan (aka the mid-pregnancy ultrasound), which usually happens between weeks 18 and 22. The doctor will also use an ultrasound if you plan to have an amniocentesis (between weeks 15 and 20).

At an ultrasound for a 14-week fetus, baby’s sex might be difficult to make out. Be patient! If you want to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl, you will likely be able to find out in just a few weeks at the anatomy scan.


Pregnancy Symptoms at Week 14

At 14 weeks pregnant, symptoms you felt in the first trimester might be fading. But don’t be surprised if they don’t vanish right away. Be patient and take it easy! Here are some new pregnancy symptoms you may be feeling at 14 weeks:

Round ligament pain

Ouch! You're probably feeling some aches and pains as your muscles and ligaments stretch to accommodate your growing baby. At 14 weeks pregnant, cramps are often because of round ligament pain, but if you have any concerns, talk to your doctor.

Increased energy

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Increased appetite

Tummy’s rumbling? Once morning sickness starts to go away, you might find your appetite in overdrive. Remember that what you eat is fueling baby’s rapid growth. You should aim to eat about 300 extra calories per day. If you’re 14 weeks pregnant with twins, you’ll want to eat about 680 extra calories per day now that you’re in your second trimester. Keep plenty of healthy snacks by your side just in case you get the munchies. It’s important—for you and for baby—that you don’t indulge in too many greasy, fatty foods, so you’re both getting the right nutrients. (Of course, the occasional bowl of ice cream is totally okay.)

Thicker, shinier hair

You might notice your hair getting thicker and shinier, one of the (many!) attractive side effects of pregnancy.

What should I expect at 14 weeks pregnant?

Energy and appetite aren’t the only things popping. Your adorable belly bump has probably debuted by now and will continue to grow as your uterus and baby take up more room. Your breasts also continue to grow and prepare for breastfeeding. As you hit your second trimester groove, you may feel you’re starting to settle into being pregnant. Take the time to enjoy it—and get things done!

Your Pregnant Belly at 14 Weeks

Your 14-week pregnant belly might be feeling achy and sore, but that’s simply because your uterus is expanding to accommodate your rapidly growing baby. Don’t be surprised if weight gain starts to speed up at 14 weeks pregnant. If you started out at a normal BMI, doctors recommend you gain about one pound per week starting at 14 weeks pregnant. If you’re 14 weeks pregnant with twins, your weight gain goal will be about the same as singleton moms until week 20, when you should start gaining a bit more. Of course, if you started out underweight or with a high BMI—or if you lost or gained a significant amount of weight in the first trimester—your doctor might recommend a slightly different weight gain goal.

If you found yourself shying away from exercise during trimester one, now that you have your energy back, it’s time to get back on track. Consider taking a prenatal yoga class or simply get out for a walk. Exercise is great for a 14-week fetus!

Can you feel baby at 14 weeks?

Feeling baby’s first kick or roll is magical! This usually happens anytime between 16 and 22 weeks, but the timing can be different for each woman. If you’ve already had a baby, you may be able to sense movement earlier. Whenever it happens, prepare for an amazing experience!

14 weeks pregnant is how many months?

Many people think of pregnancy as lasting nine months, but it’s really 40 weeks long—which is why most doctors track your progress by week, not month. That said, 14 weeks pregnant means you have three months of pregnancy completed in the books and are at the beginning of your second trimester.

Congratulations! You passed the first trimester! You may now finally start to see evidence of your pregnancy as a little bump, given that the uterus is now out of your pelvis!

MD, ob-gyn at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Tips for 14 Weeks Pregnant

Here’s what you can do to feel your best at 14 weeks pregnant.

Prevent sinus infections

It’s not allergies—you may be more likely to get nasal congestion while pregnant. A warm compress gently applied to your face may help, as well as moisture from humidifiers or drinking plenty of water to loosen mucus.

Cure constipation

Don’t let this common pregnancy symptom give you any trouble. Fiber-rich foods (fresh produce, whole grains), lots of water and regular exercise are all effective preventive measures against constipation.

Keep an eye on any moles

Hormones may change the appearance of any skin moles you have. It’s usually nothing to worry about, but you may want a dermatologist to check them if they become asymmetric, change color, develop an irregular border, grow larger than the size of a pencil eraser or look like they’re rising on the skin’s surface.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to track my calorie intake during pregnancy?

Maintaining a well-balanced diet is just as important during pregnancy as it is outside of pregnancy. However, during pregnancy, you may need to eat a little more than you’re used to since your body is also in charge of your growing baby. Depending on where you are in pregnancy, you’ll need to eat between 340 to 450 extra calories per day. Your provider will track your weight at prenatal appointments, and that number will help them know whether or not you need to make any adjustments to your food intake while pregnant. That said, try not to hyper-focus on calories or weight. Remember, you’re growing a human being!

When should I worry about dizziness during pregnancy?

Dizziness during pregnancy is common and can be a result of changing hormones, increased blood flow, iron deficiency or low blood sugar. It’s always important to share symptoms of dizziness with your provider during your regular prenatal check-ups, but if you’re experiencing dizziness that’s new, has changed or is impacting daily life, it’s important to call your provider to find out if you should be seen and evaluated in person. Moreover, if your dizziness is associated with chest pain, reach out to your doctor.

How much will my breasts grow during the second trimester of pregnancy?

Unfortunately, there’s no straight-forward or definitive answer to this. Everyone’s body is different and every pregnancy is different. The change in your breast size is a result of how your body responds to the estrogen it’s producing during pregnancy. You may notice you increase one cup size during the second trimester, or you could end up going up several bra sizes. The best thing you can do is invest in a good, supportive and stretchy maternity bra that can accommodate a few sizes, if possible.

Is it safe to get a prenatal massage in week 14?

In general, prenatal massages are safe at any point during pregnancy, but you should always err on the side of caution and speak to your provider before setting up an appointment. Make sure you’re working with a massage therapist who is trained in prenatal massage, though, because the technique is different from a typical massage.

Should I get the flu shot during pregnancy?

The flu vaccine is considered safe during pregnancy. If you contract the flu virus while pregnant, you’re at an increased risk of complications and severe illness that can lead to hospitalization. Additionally, even if you aren’t hospitalized, you could experience a high fever, which can put baby at risk. Antibodies are also passed to baby via the vaccine, which will help keep them protected from the virus after birth until they’re able to get immunized themselves at 6 months old.

Shopping for maternity clothing was tricky! I'm 5'11", so most non-maternity pants are a hard fit, let alone with a belly! I invested in a couple pairs of pricey jeans, but then saved on the rest of my pregnancy wardrobe by buying non-maternity oversized sweaters and dresses. The investment was well worth it to look and feel confident in my new body.

Lauren K., mom of two

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.


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