Your Pregnancy At Week 14

Weight: 70g  Size: 8.5cm  Weeks Left: 26
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In a nutshell
You now have an extra organ in your body, the Placenta
Pregnancy hormones are stabilising
You may experience some nose bleeds
Your baby can now hear sounds

Your Body at Week 14

Lots of changings are happening in your body this week. You have welcomed a new organ into your body. The placenta. Your baby is attached to this by its umbilical cord. This is what pumps blood, oxygen, nutrients and hormones to your baby. It is firmly attached to the womb and it will leave your body after birth.

Your Baby At Week 14 

Your baby is happy kicking and doing somersaults in your belly, however you won’t feel movement just yet but it’s now only a few weeks off. Your baby can now taste what you eat, so its super important to be eating healthy from now on in. Your baby’s hairline is forming an fine hair is starting to grow.

Week 14 FAQ's

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Boy & Girl Name of the Week

Gender: Male Origin: Greek Meaning: "Strong and Manly"
Andreas
Gender: Female Origin: English Meaning: "Estate Ruler”
Harriet

Recipe of the Week

Healthy Mac and Cheese
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4.5 / 5
20 minutes
Serves 4
Healthy
10 Ingreds
Easy

Ingredients

    • Macaroni
    • 2 tbsp of butter
    • 1 ½ whole wheat flour
    • 1 cup of milk
    • 1 cup of grated cheddar
    • 1 cup of pasteurized shredded mozzarella
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 1 cup of sweet corn
    • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
    • 1 tbsp wheat germ

Cooking Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees.
    2. While the macaroni is cooking, melt the butter into a non-stick saucepan over a medium heat.
    3. Add flour and cook until a paste forms stirring constantly. Slowly add milk and stirring briskly. Bring to a simmer until the sauce thickens. In a large bowl, combine sauce with shredded cheddar and mozzarella.
    4. Place peas and sweetcorn in the microwave for 2 minutes.
    5. Once cooked, add the pasta, peas, sweetcorn, carrots to the cheese sauce. Stir until it is all coated. Pour pasta mixture into a 9-inch round casserole.
    6. In a small bowl, combine parmesan and wheat germ. Sprinkle over pasta.
    7. Bake for around 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Week 14 TODO's

  1. It is now time to start sleeping on your left side, as it helps keep a healthy flow of blood between you and your baby.
  2. Let your employer know of any upcoming antenatal appointments as you are entitled to reasonable paid time off work to attend these classes.
  3. Book in for a pregnancy massage to help prevent cellulite.

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From the What to Expect editorial team and Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Health information on this site is based on peer-reviewed medical journals and highly respected health organizations and institutions including ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), as well as the What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.

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