Mishref, Kuwait

Age: 27 years

Occupation: Housewife


Pregnancy week 14

As I enter week 14 of my pregnancy, I’m much less likely to still be experiencing sickness. I feel slightly more tired, and I most likely will take more toilet breaks than I’m used to. I keep my baby and myself healthy and happy with some gentle exercises, such as walking, swimming or pregnancy yog

week 14

I should have much gentler pregnancy symptoms in week 14, but peek inside and I'll see plenty going on. When I’m 14 weeks pregnant, what to expect?

  • Pregnancy symptoms in week 14 include running to the bathroom, and a brand new bump
  • Everyone wanting to talk about my exciting news
  • A bit more energy to take on light sports, such as walking, or some pregnancy exercises

Me at week 14

I’m definitely in my second trimester now, so symptoms like morning sickness should be a thing of the past. I'll need to run to the bathroom more often this week, as the blood flow to my kidneys increases and my bladder takes on more work than it's used to. I feel a few mild pain in my lower tummy as the ligaments supporting my womb stretch and shift.

My baby at week 14

Brand new facial muscles are getting a real workout as my little one pulls lots of funny faces. Their body is growing faster than their head now, which is sitting on a much stronger neck. Their arms are almost in proportion, but their legs still need to grow longer. My little bean is getting bigger every day, and now they'll be about the size of a lemon.

Things to do in week 14

Being fit during pregnancy is good for my health and for my baby, and light exercises like swimming and walking are best. If you've not already signed up for a pre-natal yoga class, now's a good time to do it. You've probably told everyone your happy news by now, and so this week I'll probably be getting lots of questions, advice and suggestions from excited friends and family members.