What prenatal care do I need during week 14 of pregnancy?

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Welcome to the second trimester. If you are considering prenatal testing, such as an amniocentesis, this is decision time. As the fetus grows, the expanding uterus displaces other abdominal organs, such as the stomach and may lead to discomforts such as heartburn, indigestion, and flatulence. The growing pregnancy also means it is time to go shopping for maternity clothes to showoff your new body.

In week 14, the second trimester has officially begun! You're probably between regular prenatal doctor's appointments, but you should keep up your own prenatal care routine. It's more important now than ever to pay attention to what you're eating. Because morning sickness is mostly gone by now, you may start to gain weight as your appetite returns. However, don't go overboard - it's important to eat a healthful diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. If you gain too much weight during pregnancy, it may make labor more difficult, your baby may have more problems, and it will be harder to lose the extra weight once you give birth. If you have questions about prenatal care at this point, talk to your doctor.

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Week 14 Of Pregnancy

Week 14 Of Pregnancy

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