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Your 14th Week

There are subtle changes happening to your shape that only you will notice.

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The fundus, the top of the uterus, can now be felt in your abdomen.The ears have already developed their helical pattern,The first hairs of the baby's scalp and eyebrows often appear at this stage.At 14 Weeks the average crown to rump length is 2.1 inThe brain is developing rapidly,Facial features are becoming more clearly defined.

Your baby isn't big enough to give you an obvious pregnancy belly, but you'll definitely notice your waistline become thicker. At this stage of pregnancy, many women feel re-energized and have a strong sense of well-being. Healthy eating is very important, so be clued in about the best food choices. In particular, your body needs plenty of protein; and your baby needs it, too, to sustain her rapid growth.

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