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Welcome to the second trimester!

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Welcome to the second trimester!

To most women, the second trimester — which lasts from week 14 to 27 — is less troublesome than the first. 

The morning sickness has probably gone, and you don’t have the physical discomfort of a huge belly and extra baby weight yet.

Your Child’s Development 
Your Child learns to suck and swallow and may often suck on the little thumb. Facial features like eyes and ears will start to take up their normal positions. The little one will develop a sleep-wake cycle and might even find a preferred sleeping position. The ears will be developed enough to hear, so sing or read to Your Child.

Your Development
Your abdomen will expand as the little one continues to grow. As you start growing that beautiful baby bump, you’ll have trouble finding a good sleeping position. You might notice that symptoms like nausea and fatigue are going away. But you may have different symptoms, such as heartburn, back pain, constipation, abdominal pain, and leg cramps.

By the 16th to 20th week, you may feel Your Child’s movements for the first time.

What you can do
Continue your healthy pregnancy diet, drink plenty of water, and eat more fiber. Use your extra energy by starting or continuing your exercise routine. Exercise daily, even a 15-minute walk will help improve blood circulation and strengthen your muscles. Swimming and some prenatal yoga can be good pregnancy exercise options. You can start buying baby clothes and decorating your nursery. You’ll also be able to start thinking about baby names.

Verified:

Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat, MD. (5 July 2020)

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