Week 14



YOU

Your uterus is about about the size of a fist and you should be able to feel the top of it an inch or so above your pubic bone.

Now is a good time to start thinking about what you need to get ready for your baby's arrival. It helps to get organized early as if you leave it until later in your pregnancy you will find you have less energy for shopping! A good starting point to help you work out what you'll need is our Layette List. To check out what other mums recommend, visit the Product Reviews section of our OHbaby! Message Boards.

YOUR BABY

Your baby's heartbeat is around twice as fast as an adults and should be very strong. At this stage it is able to be detected by ultrasound, if you have an appointment with your LMC this week he or she may be able to hear your baby's heartbeat with a handheld Doppler device. Hair will be growing on your baby's head by now and the placenta will be fully operational now, nourishing your fetus and producing hormones. Over the past seven days your baby will have more than doubled in weight! 

Your baby is now about 9cm long from crown to rump and weighs about 30g. His neck is getting longer so his chin no longer rests on his chest. In boys, the prostate gland develops, and in girls, the ovaries move from the abdomen to the pelvis.
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