The Second Trimester of Pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks or 9 months from the first day of your last Menstrual Period(LMP). These 9 months are divided into 3 equal time periods called Trimesters. The second trimester starts from week 13th and ends at week 27( month 4th till month 6th).

What is a Second Trimester ? 

This phase is considered to be most enjoyable because the horrible phase which is of nausea tend to disappear during this time. You will feel less tired and your baby will start following a proper pattern of sleeping and waking up. In these three months your belly starts to become visible and this is the time when you finally see that you are pregnant.2nd trimester

Changes In Mother’s Body Red heart

Though the symptoms here are less complicated as compared to the first trimester for many women but still a lot of new changes occur in the second trimester.

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The utmost number of pregnant ladies feel these following changes in their body;

  • You will start feeling those beautiful movements of baby inside your body.
  • Stretch Marks.
  • Variations in skin – Skin darkening, dark spots on skin, irritation.
  • Itching.
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Expansion in size of uterus.

Fetus Development Red heart

In the initial stages of second trimester, the size of baby is just about the size of a peapod. In the fifth month, all the organs of baby becomes fully developed. There are some senses which also starts developing such as hearing,sucking and swallowing.

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In the end of second trimester,that is in 27 weeks, the size of the baby becomes similar to that of a coconut. He/she starts developing sleeping and waking up cycles. Lanugo- small hairs become noticeable during this phase. Finger and toe nails also gets formed.

27 weeks baby

In the second trimester, there will be an ultrasound done to check the development of the fetus. In this ultrasound you can also get to know about the gender of the baby. Gender reveal is banned in some countries but if your country allows it you can have  a check if you wish to do so or otherwise you can keep it as a surprise Gift with a bow.

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