Pregnancy Stages: Second Trimester
By this stage of your pregnancy, the Second Trimester, you will already be 15 weeks pregnant. It’s hard to believe that you are already 15 weeks?? Time does fly doesn’t it?
This is an exciting Trimester, as there is so much that is going to be happening in your body as your baby develops.
For most women, the second trimester is easier than the first, mainly due to the lack of the “symptoms of pregnancy”, such as morning sickness.
Your body will start to change more noticeably and your weight gain will definitely pick up this trimester, with your weight increasing about 3-4 pounds a month. You will also be aiming to have gained 25-35 pounds during your this, the second trimester of your pregnancy. Nutrition is very important this trimester, so try to keep your eating habits healthy this trimester.
Second Trimester Development
Your baby will develop the following:
- Your baby’s bones will begin to harden, and ears will start to take on a recognizable shape.
- Your baby will start to develop fine hair, which is known as lanugo, all over his/her body.
- Your baby will start to move about inside your uterus
- Your baby will start to develop sleeping patterns already
How you will be affected During the Second Trimester
- Moles and Freckles on your skin may begin to darken, and you may develop a facial pigmentation know as chloasma, which will fade after birth
- You will definitely start to pick up some weight now as your baby and your uterus continue to grow. Your Uterus will be the size of a football by the end of this trimester
- It may be a good idea to get a well fitting bra, as your breasts will continue to grow.
- Your feet and legs may begin to swell as you will start to retain water
- You may experience heart burn
What you should be doing during the Second Trimester
- Exercise. Swimming is one of the best ways to exercise when you are pregnant
Speak to your health care provider before taking any medication.
- Avoid lifting heavy objects
- Drink Plenty of fluids
- Ensure that you are eating a healthy diet
- Get plenty of Rest
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