WEEK BY WEEK ADVICE FOR MOMS-TO-BE

Select your stage for information you need to give your precious one the care he/she deserves. Always consult your doctor as a precautionery measure.

Pregnancy is divided into 3 stages. Select your stage for more information.

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You’ve reached your second trimester. For most mums it’s a real milestone because it’s around now that you’ll want to start announcing the news to your friends and family.

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As your baby grows inside you, your body will be going through some changes too during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy; pregnancy hormones will be affecting you both physically and mentally. But, although you might notice your moods are a little changeable, lots of mums-to-be report an increase in their energy levels – especially as morning sickness tends to fade as you enter your second trimester.

This section will tell you all about the developments your baby’s going through, and offer helpful suggestions about how you can look after yourself and make your pregnancy easier.

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2ND TRIMESTER

9 cm

Week 14

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Week 14 Pregnancy

At around 9cm long, your baby is starting to practise their breathing movements – even though they get all the oxygen they need from the placenta through the umbilical cord – and their heart is pumping several litres of blood through their body every day.

During your second trimester, you’ll probably find you have lots more energy compared to your first trimester. If you feel like you want to exercise and put the energy to good use, make sure you choose an activity that is safe. Antenatal yoga is ideal – not just for relaxation but also for the breathing techniques it teaches which can help during labour. It also improves strength and flexibility so that your body is better equipped to cope during pregnancy. Make sure you choose a class that’s designed especially for pregnancy and always consult your doctor before you start anything new.

Sticking to a good exercise routine combined with healthy eating now will make it easier to continue with your good habits after the birth and will help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure quicker.

If you have a question about any of the changes your body is going through, our Careline advisors are on hand – just call 800 6458 6262 (UAE)/ +971 4 420 9489 (Other countries) between the hours of 9am and 6pm Saturday to Thursday.