Your Pregnancy: Week 14
In theory, your uterus' ability to expand (14 times in size, 20 in weight) is awe-inspiring; in practice, it kind of hurts. When the aches and sharp pains hit your belly, think about this happy news: By now, your risk of miscarriage has gone way, way down.
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Baby's now the size of a lemon!
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over her body for warmth.
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[ tip ] Pick up a sturdy water bottle and always keep it close. Downing at least eight cups a day will soothe most pregnancy symptoms and help prevent UTIs. There's nothing like a free fix!
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department
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