Pregnancy Week 14

BirthWatch ticker week for 14

"Your baby's skin is still fairly transparent."

More About Week 14:

  • Fine hair called lanugo begins to form on your baby's head.
  • Your baby is just beginning to practice sucking and swallowing.
  • Your baby now has fingerprints.
  • Your baby is swallowing amniotic fluid, which contains bits of skin and lanugo. As a result, the baby is making meconium in the intestinal tract and which will become baby's first poop.
  • Your baby can grimace, squint and smile.
  • Your baby's arms are now proportional to his/her body.

Healthy Pregnancy Tips for Week 14

Recommended Reading:

The Business of Being Born

This is a DVD. Watch this DVD (available for purchase at or at your local library or through Netflix) in your 1st or early 2nd trimester and think about how your prenatal appointments are going. Are you satisfied with your care provider? Are your appointments long enough for you to get answers to all your questions? Do you leave feeling listened to and respected? The Business of Being Born can help you sort out your feelings about what you need in a maternity care provider. If your fit isn't right now, it's not going to improve in the labor and delivery room. Continue to shop around for the care provider that fits you best.

See More Recommendations For the Second Trimester from BirthWatch