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What to expect in the second trimester
What to expect in the second trimester

Things you need to know

Things you need to know

What is the second trimester?

What is the second trimester?

The period between 13-28 weeks marks the second trimester of pregnancy. Your baby continues to grow and your bump begins to look larger and more profound. 

 

During the 2nd trimester, your morning sickness will likely subside and you will adapt to newer changes.

Second trimester symptoms

Second trimester symptoms

Though most of your troubling symptoms will ease by the second trimester, your body will continue to change to host the baby’s growth. You can expect the following second trimester symptoms or changes in your body:

 

Fetal development

Fetal development

Most of your baby’s organs have begun to form by the 2nd trimester. Your fetus will now continue to grow in a baby. Here are some changes that your fetus undergoes during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy:

 

Dos and don’ts of the second trimester

Dos and don’ts of the second trimester

The second trimester of pregnancy is often the easiest for most women. It is because the troubling symptoms are gone and your baby has not grown large enough to make you uncomfortable. However, you would require similar levels of caution and care during the 2nd trimester. 

 

Here are some points to consider during the second trimester of your pregnancy:

 

FAQs
FAQs

Consult your obstetrician if you experience sudden weight gain, vision changes and swelling in the face or hands. 

You should avoid consuming raw meat, unpasteurised dairy products and fish with high levels of mercury.

Common healthy fruits include oranges, mangoes, lemons, bananas, berries and apples.

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