14 Weeks After Conception

Your little sweetie is about 4 to 4-3/4 inches long from the new fine hair on his head to his bum. He weighs about 3 to 4 ounces -- that's about as much as your average kiwi fruit!
His head is now erect, and those tiny arms and legs are developed -- and his fingernails are also formed. His muscles begin to move energetically. In fact, starting this week, your baby's movements -- like him kicking and punching and sucking his thumb -- can easily be seen via ultrasound. (Soon, you will be able to feel them yourself.)

His skin doesn't yet have color -- it actually looks pretty transparent, and the veins and arteries are clearly visible.

Here's a closer look at what your baby may look like right around 14 weeks after conception, or at 16 weeks menstrual age.

Week 16

See some ultrasounds from around week 16 of pregnancy:
  • 15 weeks - Body profile
  • 15 weeks, 4 days
  • 17 weeks - Front of body
  • 17 weeks, 3 days
  • Take a peek at some of our featured pregnancy diaries for week 16 of pregnancy:
  • Betsy's diary
  • Jen's diary
  • Kym's diary
  • Minsun's diary
  • Valerie's diary
  • Read a few articles about what you might expect during your second trimester: See them here
    Check out what some real moms had to say about their second trimester: Click to take a peek
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    See other weeks here:

    Week 2 Week 4 Week 8
    Week 10 Week 12 Week 16
    Week 20 Week 24 Week 28
    Week 32 Week 36 Week 40

    Note: These images and information are not meant to convey precise detail, but rather the general shape and progression of your baby as he or she develops. These drawings are not to scale, and are for educational purposes only. Every baby is different, and this information should not be construed as medical diagnosis or advice.

    For more on your baby's development and changes in your body, be sure to check out our day-by-day pregnancy calendar!PregnancyAndBaby.com


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