Week 14 of Pregnancy
It's all about hair now as your baby sprouts some on his head, eyebrows, and body. As for Mom, those first-trimester pregnancy symptoms should be easing up a bit. The hormonal changes in your body are becoming apparent. Many are in the form of skin changes. These changes can alter how you use make up in pregnancy. You may have also developed a dark line down the middle of your abdomen to your pubic bone called a linea negra. The areola (dark nipple portion of your breasts) may have darkened and gotten larger as well. Your uterus is now the size of a grapefruit.
Week 15 of Pregnancy
You might not yet be feeling it, but your baby is kicking those little legs and flexing those elbows. Your heart is increasing its output to supply the baby with oxygen. Your enlarged heart is pumping about 20% more blood than prepregnancy It is also time to go shopping, yipee! Your old clothes are starting to not zip, head to the maternity section of your favorite store and show off your bump with some new clothes!
Week 16 of Pregnancy
You may begin to feel the baby move around this point, if not no worries, It is not uncommon for first time mothers to not recognize fetal movements until 22-24 weeks. These first movements are called "quickening." They can also be used in helping to determine your due date. Your baby's eyesight (and eyelashes!) is developing rapidly.
Week 17 of Pregnancy
Your baby is practicing sucking and swallowing as he/she gets ready for the real thing: a breast or bottle! As for Mom, your secretions all over your body may increase, due to the increased blood volume. So if you are sweating more, have nasal congestion, or are suffering from increased vaginal discharge this is nothing to worry about and will go away after the birth of the baby.
This website provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.