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By week 14, your baby is around the size of a lemon, measuring about three and a half inches and weighing one and a half ounces. Her body also starts to even out this week, as her arms and head are finally proportionate to the rest of her body. Her hands and feet now measure about a half-inch long, and are actively punching and kicking inside you. Don’t be alarmed if you can’t feel this movement, as the little one developing inside you is probably still too small for you to feel.
Your baby is also busy making facial expressions by week 14. He can squint his eyes, and his lips can turn into a frown. His neck has grown longer, and his chin has started to take shape. Your baby’s kidneys can produce urine, and her liver has begun to produce bile. Her spleen has even begun to help in the production of red blood cells. Your baby’s placenta is fully functioning now, supplying oxygen, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, and is removing and filtering waste materials.
Science is discovering more and more about the important role that the placenta plays in your baby’s health, so don’t discount the importance of the incredible brand-new organ your body has made.