Pregnancy Second Trimester

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Pregnancy Second Trimester
The second trimester (13-28 Weeks) is the most physically enjoyable for most women. While some pregnancy symptoms, such as a morning sickness and nausea can abate, new ones can begin. If you're one of the women whose morning sickness is still in full swing, using nausea cds can help ease your symptoms and make it easier to deal with the new ones that occur during the second trimester. What follows is a list of changes that you may see in your body during this trimester.

Get the Facts About Fetal Develop During Your Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Skin Changes, Stretch Marks and Increasing Belly Size
The uterus has grown to the height of the belly button, making the pregnancy visible. You may notice that skin pigmentation may change on the face or abdomen due to the pregnancy hormones. This usually disappears after pregnancy. If you continue to experience pigmentation problems after birth, though, make an appointment with a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon who can help treat the problem.

Pregnancy Tip

Help your baby develop properly by taking a prenatal vitamin that delivers exactly what she needs for this trimester. Promise have increased levels of iron, B vitamins, calcium and vitamins A and C, all vital in promoting healthy growth.

Due to the stretching of the skin, some women may develop stretch marks. Stretch marks occur in approximately half of all pregnancies and appear in the second half of pregnancy as the belly expands. Expectant mothers who have good, elastic skin tone may not even get any stretch marks. If you do, don't worry too much about these since most stretch marks fade away after delivery and are barely noticeable.

Tips to minimize or prevent stretch marks:

  • keep your weight gain steady and under control
  • promote elasticity in your skin by nourishing it with a good diet
  • drink plenty of fluids, especially water
  • use a stretch mark cream or a prevention cream

The increased secretion of oils brought about by hormonal changes can result in pregnancy acne breakouts. Be sure to follow a proper diet, drink plenty of water and make sure to wash your face regularly while using an oil-free moisturizer. This will ensure your skin is hydrated and will help keep your complexion problems at a minimum.

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okay so this is my first and i think i started feeling my baby kick the other night but im not sure im just over 14 weeks from what we can determine is it possible to feel this early or was i imagining things? or am i maybe further than we thought?
7 years ago
i am now 24 weeks pregnant and just felt my baby kick for the first time. i guess she has been feeling that butterfly like movement for a few weeks now but this is the first real kick i felt. i could totally feel her leg push through my upper stomach on the right side. it was so cool. i can't believe how forceful the kick was considering she is only 24 weeks. i notice now that whenever i eat something really sweet (cookies, candies, etc..) she kicks more. so far this has been the coolest part of pregnancy.
13 years ago