Preggo Nancy: What To Expect In Pregnancy Week 14

Week 14: You’re About To Be Able To Eat Without Barfing. Bring It On!

It’s pregnancy week 14. Welcome to the second trimester!

 

MIND

At the start of your fourth month, you’ll get to enjoy some of the best parts of pregnancy, like the ultrasound! And normal-ish moods! And regaining the ability to eat without barfing! BRING IT ON! Many moms enjoy the second trimester — so relish it!

BODY

Just as you start to settle in, you’ll find your body still has plenty of pregnancy surprises in store for you. As your belly expands to fill those maternity clothes, don’t be surprised if your skin feels itchy; you might also feel some sharp pangs in the belly or groin area as your round ligaments (which support your uterus) stretch.

Don’t be shocked if you start tripping and dropping things, too — your body is releasing the hormone relaxin, which loosens up your pelvis and cervix in preparation for childbirth. Unfortunately, it also loosens up the rest of your body, making you a complete klutz.

BABY

Every day, your baby is becoming more and more like the newborn you’ll be meeting in about six months. Your wee one is the size of a fist, will try to wiggle away if you poke your belly (who wouldn’t?), sucks their thumb and can already pee on you! It’s true, your little nugget is drinking amniotic fluid and peeing it out. Get used to it — at least it’s not all over your shirt. (Yet.)

NEST

You’ll probably be getting into maternity clothes soon if you aren’t wearing some already. Lots of pregnant women consider this to be one of the biggest perks of pregnancy — what’s not to love about stretchy pants? Pick things in natural fabrics that you can layer, since your internal thermostat shoots up to Surface of the Sun settings during pregnancy, causing you to sweat through several pairs of sofa-slipcover-sized maternity underwear per day.