Your Pregnancy MD

Welcome to your second trimester of pregnancy. You are most likely feeling much better now than the first trimester. Your baby is growing quickly, the organs are beginning to function, eyebrows are forming, the skin is covered with vernix, the genitals are develop and fine hair is covering the body. This is the trimester that you will feel your baby move and predict the baby’s gender.

Beginning the second trimester of pregnancy is a welcome relief for many women, especially those that had severe morning sickness and other intense early pregnancy symptoms.

The second trimester of pregnancy spans between three and six months and is often referred to as the “honeymoon stage” of pregnancy due to the decreased number of pregnancy symptoms that some women experience.

You are also starting to grow a beautiful pregnant belly in your second trimester. As your pregnancy progresses, you may start feeling more comfortable and proud of your growing baby bump! Embrace your pregnancy and the beautiful body that is transforming around you. You are almost halfway through your pregnancy and so much closer to meeting your bundle of baby joy!

During the second trimester you will continue to see your healthcare provider every four weeks until approximately 28 weeks, when prenatal visits become more frequent. The symptoms of nausea and fatigue have usually disappeared and you will start to notice physical changes to your body.

The second trimester is also the time when your baby”s rapid growth starts. You should be able to feel your baby move between the 17th and 21st week of pregnancy. You may even be able to determine the gender of your baby via ultrasound during the second trimester.

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