Your Pregnancy at Week 14by Your Baby Club
Small, but perfectly formed! Your baby is around the size of a lemon now and is approximately 8.3cm long and weighs 43 grams. Believe it or not, in the first few weeks of pregnancy, all babies are pretty much the same size as each other. It’s only the later stages that determine whether your baby will be big, little or somewhere in between.
Baby is moving around all over the womb and enjoying the ever-decreasing space! Its liver, kidney and spleen are all working well and functioning as your baby ingests amniotic fluid which is then excreted in the urine.
Whatever the size at the moment, they are still pretty tiny, so in order to keep warm, they have developed themselves a little fur coat! Known as lanugo, this thin layer of tiny hairs will help your baby maintain body temperature and at the same time protect the skin.
If you have kept your pregnancy under wraps up until now you may be starting to think about sharing your news as your bump is likely to be becoming more visible with each passing week. However, don’t feel you have to tell anyone you can stay a secret Mum for as long as you are able. It is up to you!