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You and your baby at 13-16 weeks pregnant

Your baby

By about 14 weeks the heartbeat is strong and can be heard using an ultrasound detector. The heartbeat is very fast; about twice as fast as a normal adult’s heartbeat. At 14 weeks, the baby is about 85mm long from head to bottom.


If you've been feeling sick and tired with morning sickness, you’ll probably start to feel better when you're around 13 or 14 weeks pregnant.

Some women start to feel sexy around this time, possibly due to pregnancy hormones or increased blood flow to the pelvic area. Some women don’t, and this is perfectly normal. You can find out more about sex in pregnancy.

You’ll notice a small bump developing as your womb grows and moves upwards. If you've been feeling the urge to urinate more often over the last few months, it’s because your womb was pressing on your bladder. This should ease off now.

See your doctor if you notice any pain when you urinate. Urinary infections can happen in pregnancy and it’s important to treat them quickly to reduce the risk of kidney infections.

Things to think about


Getting headaches during pregnancy is common, but if they’re severe they could be a sign of something serious.

Teeth and gums

Your teeth and gums need a little extra care in pregnancy, and dental care is free for pregnant women (up until your baby is one year old).

Find out who’s looking after you

It's important to get to know who’s who in the maternity team, and learn more about each of their roles during your pregnancy.

Healthy Start vouchers

Find out if you qualify for free milk, fruit and vegetables through Healthy Start.

You can save a to-do list online, to keep track of all the essentials for your pregnancy.

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