Signup for our newsletter to receive pregnancy, parenting and child health updates.

timeline

happy pregnant womanWeek 14: Growth and Movement!

At the beginning of this trimester, your unborn baby measured a little less than 2.5 inches long, about the size of a Matchbox car. His head is large in proportion to his body.

Although you won’t feel it for a few more weeks, your little one is moving around freely in the amniotic fluid. The muscles and bones of his body are strengthening.

By the end of this stage, your unborn baby will have his own distinctive fingerprints, and the genitals will be developed enough to clearly tell whether you are having a boy or girl!

Do you have questions about your pregnancy? We have answers in Ask and Expert. Read the questions - or ask one of your own!

Take care of yourself!

Now that you are pregnant, take care of yourself. Learn the healthy habits you need to lower your risk of complications and take good care of you and your baby.

Infections during pregnancy.

While you are pregnant be sure to treat infections quickly with prenatal care from your provider. Learn about some diseases to be specially aware of.

Under the weather? What is safe to take?

No one can say for sure that a medication is safe to use while you’re pregnant. But, avoiding medicines may not be a good idea, either. It may be wiser to treat an illness than ignore it. Learn about what to look for in medications while you are pregnant.