Second Trimester of Pregnancy

#LadiesAndBabies: Second Trimester of Pregnancy – Weeks 13 to 28

Welcome to your Second Trimester of pregnancy

After completing the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy, a woman enters the second trimester of her pregnancy. These are the middle three months of pregnancy, from the 13th to 28th week. It is the time during which women feel like their pregnancy is more visible.

The second trimester brings a lot of changes to women’s life. During these three months, you will have more energy than in the first trimester. If you have been suffering from dizziness, sickness or weakness during the first trimester, then this will add a great relief to your life.

Okay! This will be quite exciting. As your second-trimester begins, gradually you will see your bump grown. You will also experience your baby’s movement. Isn’t it amazing?

Some More Exciting Changes During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Second Trimester is the busiest time during the whole pregnancy. In this period, the infant will start growing. Stay tuned to understand how.

The Growing Baby

Baby’s hair starts to sprout by the 16th week and get eyelashes and eyebrows by the 22nd week. The infant’s skin will be covered in lanugo. (Lanugo is fine, soft hair, which covers the body and limbs of a human fetus) In the 19th week, a layer of vernix caseosa develops to protect the skin against the acidic amniotic fluid.

Both the lanugo and vernix caseosa will shed before the childbirth.

Digestive System

The digestive system of the infant develops during the second trimesters. So the baby will start practising sucking and swallowing. At that time, the baby can even taste the food that the mother eats via the amniotic fluid. Their waste system also starts working.

Senses

By 22nd week of pregnancy, the baby’s senses will start developing. He/she will start to smell, see and hear. The baby will start opening his/her eye.

During the second trimester, the baby’s brain and heart start working and supporting the baby’s movements.

Changes in your body

This trimester may bring some common symptoms, like heartburn and constipation, in pregnant women. At the same time, you may see many changes, such as swelling in the ankle and feet, sensitive gums, leg cramps, dizziness, pain in the lower abdomen.

These are very common and temporary issues. They will get resolved after a short time. But you may face some big changes in your sex life. The second trimester of pregnancy can result in some mood spoiling symptoms like fatigue and nausea.

You may gain weight as your appetite may increase during the second trimester. It is expected to increase up to 6kgs.

Takeaways

Pregnancy is a wonderful journey that brings happiness to our lives. We should enjoy this time. The second trimester is the period during which your baby will start growing. You will experience different changes in your body. But don’t worry about these symptoms and changes. They are temporary and will be fine after the delivery.

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