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    In boys, the prostate gland is forming. In girls, the ovaries are moving into the pelvis.

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    The thyroid gland is now producing hormones during pregnancy at 14 weeks

    Teeny, tiny, little hormones.

    While many areas of your baby's body continue to refine, much of the development this week focuses on the reproductive system:
    • When you're at your fourteenth week of pregnancy, your baby is probably about the length of your clenched fist.
    • In boys, the prostate gland is forming. In girls, ovaries are moving into the pelvis from the abdominal area.
    While many areas of your baby's body continue to refine, much of the development this week focuses on the reproductive system:
    • When you're at your fourteenth week of pregnancy, your baby is probably about the length of your clenched fist.
    • In boys, the prostate gland is forming. In girls, ovaries are moving into the pelvis from the abdominal area.
    • Your baby's thyroid gland is now working and producing hormones.
    • By now your baby's palate, or the roof of his mouth, has completely formed.
    • Your baby already might be growing body hair, called lanugo, which will temporarily keep him warm until fat accumulates.
    • His head will grow to four times its current size and increase 60 times in volume by birth.
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    Your nutrition and health

    Convenient (yet healthy) is the name of the game.

    The more convenient the food, the more likely you'll reach for it first. Here are a couple of tips to help you make better food choices:
    • When you are at home, keep healthy choices within reach. The easier it is to grab something healthy, the more likely you’ll eat it.
    • When you’re away from home, bring a healthy snack choice with you to help you stay away from less healthy fare.
    The more convenient the food, the more likely you'll reach for it first. Here are a couple of tips to help you make better food choices:
    • When you are at home, keep healthy choices within reach. The easier it is to grab something healthy, the more likely you’ll eat it.
    • When you’re away from home, bring a healthy snack choice with you to help you stay away from less healthy fare.
    Prepack your snacks

    To further reduce temptation at home or work, pack and keep your own nutritionally balanced snacks close at hand. Here are some healthy snack suggestions:
    • 15 grams toasted almonds with dried cranberries or apricots
    • Peanut butter (or cheese) and crackers, and 1 cup of skimmed milk or low-fat yogurt
    • One orange or banana and 30 grams of cheese or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
    • One low-fat granola bar and 1 cup of orange juice
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    Things to think about now

    Letting the cat out of the bag.

    As you get closer to childbirth in the months ahead, you’ll probably start making plans for you and your baby. Some things you should be thinking about:
    • Now would be an ideal time to examine your maternity and paternity policies at work, if you haven't already.
    • Begin looking at child-care options if you think you will need them. Daycare waiting lists can be years long.
    As you get closer to childbirth in the months ahead, you’ll probably start making plans for you and your baby. Some things you should be thinking about:
    • Now would be an ideal time to examine your maternity and paternity policies at work, if you haven't already.
    • Begin looking at child-care options if you think you will need them. Daycare waiting lists can be years long.
    • Inform your supervisor and coworkers
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    What happens next week?

    Heartburn, that’s what.

    While your baby is developing cute features like eyebrows and skin, you might develop heartburn.
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