My 14 Week Pregnant Belly: Bump Update (With Pictures)

My 14 Weeks Pregnant Belly Picture

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Starting Weight: 123lbs

Current Weight: 124lbs

Total Weight Gain: 1lb (it is normal to not have much weight gain up to this point)

Energy Level: My energy level started off pretty low this week. This week was tough emotionally. After finding out the gender of the baby which you can find here on my Instagram, I started to feel overwhelmed and anxious about so many things related to the pregnancy.

Symptoms: I noticed that my emotions are stronger than ever before. I definitely experienced some mood swings this week.

Other Physical Changes: One day this week, I experienced intermittent sharp pain in my lower pelvis which I attributed to the stretching of my round ligaments. Thankfully, the pain subsided.

Diet: I am still eating all of the foods that I normally enjoy. This includes whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and my plant-based protein shakes.

Diet Modifications: None as of yet!

Food Aversions: No aversions this week :).

Food Cravings: I craved pizza, which we had on Friday night!

Workouts: At the beginning of the week, I did not feel motivated to work out due to how I was feeling emotionally. I listened to my body, relaxed, and took the time I needed. Towards the end of the week, I did a 30-minute Peloton ride, a few outdoor walks, and a strength training session focused on the upper body.

Modifications to my workout: I am always listening to my body and making adjustments as necessary. This week, I stayed aware of my heart rate and avoided prolonged periods of elevated heart rates. I am also keeping up with my pelvic floor exercises.

*Be sure to speak with your healthcare provider to learn if exercise is safe for you.*

Other Related Questions

Should I have a baby bump at 14 weeks?

Some pregnant women may begin to show at 14-16 weeks.

This is how I look at 14 weeks. This is my first pregnancy and I have always been active.

brittany holding up sign at 14 weeks pregnant

Is it normal to not show at 14 weeks?

It is possible to not be showing at this time as well, and that is okay!

Many women will start to show at around 14 to16 weeks, but this is just an average.

Also, everyone has unique circumstances that can change how soon you may start showing.

For example:

  • If you are having twins or triplets you will show sooner than someone with a singleton pregnancy.
  • Also, if you have had a pregnancy before, you will likely start to show sooner as well.
  • Your body type and the location of your uterus.

How do I know my pregnancy is going well at 14 weeks?

The best way to know that your pregnancy is going well at 14 weeks is to have an ultrasound done. If the ultrasound shows a strong heartbeat, normal amounts of amniotic fluid, and proper growth and fetal development, everything is going well.

Other things you can do to help the pregnancy is:

Is it safe to sleep on your stomach at 14 weeks pregnancy?

Yes, it is safe to sleep on your stomach at 14 weeks pregnant as your uterus and fetus are still quite small. You will have to begin transitioning to side sleeping or back sleeping at around 16-18 weeks.

Where is the baby located at 14 weeks?

At 14 weeks of pregnancy, the baby is located in your lower abdomen between your umbilicus and mons pubis.

Here’s a fun fact:

At 20 weeks, the top of your uterus (aka the fundus) is at the height of your belly button.

How big is the baby at 14 weeks?

The baby is about 3.5 inches long and weighs between 1.5-2 ounces. He/she is about the size of a peach.

14 weeks pregnant is how many months?

When you are 14 weeks pregnant, you are in the middle of the fourth month of pregnancy.

Congrats for making it thus far!

What are common symptoms at 14 weeks of pregnancy?

You can say bye to your first trimester early pregnancy symptoms!

This week, you should no longer experience morning sickness or vomiting, unless you are suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum.

During the second trimester of pregnancy, common symptoms include:

  • an increase in appetite
  • increase in your hunger
  • an increase in energy
  • round ligament pain (sharp pains near the pelvic region / pubic bone)
  • swollen and bleeding gums with brushing or flossing (it is key to visit the dentist while pregnant!)
  • constipation
  • appearance of varicose veins

Does the baby move at 14 weeks?

Yes!

Your baby is moving around quite a bit at 14 weeks, although he or she is too small for you to feel the movement.

14 week pregnant ultrasound

This is the last week to have an ultrasound measuring the nuchal translucency or the thickness behind the baby’s neck. This first-trimester ultrasound screens for genetic conditions like Trisomy 21 aka Down Syndrome and Monosomy X aka Turner Syndrome.

You will also see:

  • The placenta
  • The amniotic fluid
  • The umbilical cord
  • Lots of fetal movement
  • A strong heart beat

You may also be able to see the gender at this time (if your baby behaves of course 🙂 ).

What does a baby look like at 14 weeks in the womb?

Seeing your baby on a sonogram at 14 weeks gestation is quite interesting.

Your baby’s body is well-formed at this point.

You will be able to identify all of the major body parts including the face, arms, legs, hands, and feet.

As such, you can see him/her moving around quite a bit, kicking their feet, and opening and closing their hands.

You might also be able to clearly see genitalia for the first time.

Anything else I should know?

The second trimester is a time most pregnant women look forward to.

You are starting to feel better and your baby is growing more and more each day.

Also, the risk of miscarriage drops significantly at this point!

Weight Gain

If you haven’t gained much weight as of yet, you will notice you may start to gain about 1lb per week.

You will start to feel hungrier and notice your appetite may increase.

Remember you only need about 350 extra calories which is the equivalence of a small snack, so don’t overdo it. You do not need to eat for two!

Pregnancy nutrition is critical at this point.

Pain

You may also notice some groin/vaginal pain that can occur as the uterus enlarges which causes stretching of the round ligaments.

This is completely normal and due to an increase in your pregnancy hormones that allow stretching. You can read more about round ligament stretching here.


Final Words On The 14th Week Of Pregnancy

The 14th week marks the beginning of the second trimester! Congratulations on making it thus far!

Now I want to hear from you.

Are you 14 weeks pregnant?

How did your week go?

Comment below and let me know, and check back next week for my pregnancy week 15 update!

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Brittany N Robles, MD, MPH, CPT

Brittany Robles is a full-time OBGYN, a NASM certified personal trainer, and health & fitness, expert. She holds a Masters of Public Health degree in maternal health with a special interest in exercise and nutrition. She is also the co-author of The White Coat Trainer. Learn more about her here.



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