What's happening in week 14 of your pregnancy?
Your baby can move their eyes and their taste buds are developing.
Your baby is now around nine centimetres long and weighs 42.5 grams.
Your baby's thyroid gland is fully grown. It plays a key role in regulating how the body uses energy, such as keeping the heart beating strong and brain development.
How is your baby's brain developing?
Your baby's brain can now send impulses to their facial muscles, so they can express themselves more, such as by frowning and even squinting
What pregnancy symptoms might you experience this week?
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can increase the risk of developing gum inflammation (gingivitis) and gum disease. Poor oral health can result in a higher risk of premature labour. Improve your oral and pregnancy health with these steps:
See the dentist regularly
Especially when you spot any sign of gingivitis, such as gum swelling or bleeding gums when you brush your teeth.
Brush and floss your teeth daily
Include calcium-rich food in your diet
Such as milk, cauliflower greens and ragi (nachni), as calcium is an essential nutrient for strong bone and dental health.
Mom's Tip of the Week
Make sure you're eating iron-rich food, too. Iron supports a healthy immune system, ensuring you're in a tip-top position to care for your little one.
- Krishnaswamy K, Sesikeran B. Dietary Guidelines for Indians –A Manual. National Institute of Nutrition;2011.