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    Your Pregnancy Week by Week


    Stage Details

    At around 14 weeks of pregnancy, baby's placenta is totally developed and functional. Placenta basically supplies, nutrients, oxygen and remove carbon dioxide and waste material by filtering them from placenta tissues.Little one also starts hiccupping up inside your womb.

    Pregnancy Symptoms

    Now as the pregnancy proceeds, some symptoms will subside while some will start showing their effect on you. Now, you may experience symptoms like:  

    • Increase in appetite: This is common during second trimester as morning sickness and nausea will fade away and craving will pick up. Now the mommy in you will just start eating well, especially nutritious diet.  
    • Mood swings: you may be emotional ,and get easily upset by little things, because of hormonal imbalances. 

    Exercise and physical activity 

    Congratulations! You have begun your second trimester. This is an achievement but still there is more road to a healthy pregnancy. Now, you should try and aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise (that means taking a walk, low impact aerobics, yoga etc.). This can even cut down many of those annoying pregnancy side effects such as varicose veins, backaches, bloating, and swelling.


    Things to do this week 

    • Don't forget to keep up with your regular dental checkups.  
    • Plan to visit a prenatal counselling therapist if you find yourself anxious and panicky. 
    • Use pregnancy support belly belt to get relief from back pain.  
    • Stay hydrated, sleep well and eat small meals of nutritious foods.  
    • Intake of magnesium is essential for strengthening baby's bones and teeth. It also helps to control blood sugar levels. Some good sources of magnesium are VEG: Almonds, spinach, cashews, peanuts, black beans, edamame, peanut butter, avocado, yogurt, kidney beans & non-veg: Turkey, salmon, canned sardines, crab.