The Second Trimester is the period between the 13th week and the 28th week
Changes in your baby: The changes in the second trimester are quite significant and stark.
Your baby has doubled in length since the week and by week 14, your baby is about 3-4 inches long By the 15th-week eyebrows and hair on top of the head start to grow. By this time, your baby is about the size of hand spread open wide. You are showing more now and have an obvious swelling in your lower abdomen. Now Is the time for Fetal movement, also known as quickening, usually between 18-20 weeks of pregnancy. Feeling your baby move can be the beginning of your bonding with your baby. This movement is usually reassuring and something that most expectant thothers enjoy. By 20 weeks, the to of the uterus reaches the belly button and will grow about i em each week from now.
Your baby’s body is getting plump but the skin is still wrinkled. Its face and body looks more like that of an infant at the time of birth. You may find a pattern: at certain time of the day your baby is very active and other times the baby is just asleep.
Around this time, your baby begins to see the world around. Your baby begins to open and close its eyes inside the womb. Your baby is becoming plumper and rounder because there is an increase in fat The amount of brain tissue also increases.
Second Trimester – Changes in you
You may experience heartburn or indigestion in the 14th to 28th week as the uterus expands on to the stomach. Eat small frequent meals and eat them slowly. Avoid foods that cause heartburn carbonated drinks. Dahi or ends beneficial.
Constipation or hemorrhoids is another common complaint. Eat ample fiber and drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. Don’t take Laxatives that consulting your doctor.
A persistent backache may begin because of the extra weight the spine has to support. Best defense is good posture And pelvic tilt exercise.
You are losing waist! Clothing fit combine time to start loose-fitting garment – a brand new wardrobe
Leg cramps are due to shortage of calcium in the body, increase your calcium intake in the diet by eating the right choice of food. Do not forget your calcium supplements!
You may notice swelling in your legs and feet particularly at the end of the day. Rest for some time during the day, put your feet up and the swelling should subside. Your areola of the breasts may become darker. Please do wear a comfortable and supportive bra throughout your pregnancy.