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PREGNANCY WEEK 14: Strong and Safe.

Welcome to the second trimester of your pregnancy!

In this trimester, your pregnancy is at a more stable and strong stage.

While the risk of miscarriage is still there, the chances of it happening has significantly decrease.

Let’s see what’s happening within this week, shall we?

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Baby Development

The baby’s body is growing fast. The body is now more proportionate than before.

The fetus’ arms and legs have also grown longer.

Fine hairs are covering its body to help regulate its body temperature.

The brain is doing a trial run sending impulses throughout the body which also cause some slow eye movements underneath the closed eye lids.

Your baby is now the size of a lemon.

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YAY! No More Morning Sickness!

By this week, the agony of morning sickness has come to an end.

Other early symptoms of pregnancy are also clearing up.

Sometimes you may experience nosebleed due to pregnancy hormones.

Staying hydrated can help prevent that.

Maintain Your Body System With Magnesium.

Magnesium is a good nutrient to have during pregnancy.

You would need about 350 to 360 mg of Magnesium per day in order to make sure you have adequate supply of it.

Magnesium helps to regulate body systems and it also have anti-inflammatory benefits.

In pregnancy, magnesium can prevent pre-eclampsia, reduce fetus growth restrictions.

Nuts, seeds, whole grains, dark leafy greens, and fish are some of the food that have high content of magnesium.

Here is some recipe you can try with tofu which is also a good source of magnesium.

Pack Your Bags, Let’s Go Exploring.

Now that your morning sickness are over, you can start travelling around again.

If you are going by flight, keep yourself hydrated and take some moment to walk around to relieve body tension and prevent blood clot.

In the other hand, if you are travelling by car, make sure to not put your seatbelt above the abdomen and sit as far away from the airbags as possible.

Most importantly, do consult your doctor about your travelling plans before making the journey.

Let’s Move it! Move it!

Bicep curls (Use 5- to 10- pound dumbbells)

1. Hold your dumbbells and stand with feet slightly wider than your hip-width then bend your knees slightly.

2. Fold your elbows so that the dumbbell moves towards you. Exhale as you are doing so.

3. Slowly return your arms to first position as you inhale. This is one set.

4. Repeat 2 sets for 10 to 15 times.

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