This Article is About
second trimester
pregnancy the first trimester
nausea and vomiting
long periods of time
stretch marks
workouts
fatigue
rsquo
Pregnancy: The Second Trimester
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

The first trimester is OVER! Time to celebrate! Your nausea and vomiting should begin to subside now. Your fatigue should also slow down. You will still have it, but it won’t be as bad. The first trimester was hard. It is now time to enjoy your pregnancy.

The first trimester ends around week 12 or 13. The second trimester begins at week 14 and continues until week 28. Most women enjoy the second trimester more than the first and third. The hormone levels begin to stabilize and you are able to handle your new changes. If your pregnancy was a secret, it is now time to start telling people, which can be very exciting! You will also begin to show at the beginning of the second trimester, so be prepared for a lot of extra attention.

Now is the time to look at prenatal workouts. You need to stay healthy. So eat right and get moving! Be sure to do very moderate workouts and take frequent breaks. Try not to stand for long periods of time. Get your rest!

Between weeks 16 and 22, you should start to feel some baby movement! It will only get stronger and more frequent as time goes on. That is very exciting, not only for you, but also for your partner and for your friends and family. Another very exciting element of the second trimester is, you can find out the sex of the baby if you so choose. The sex can be determined usually between weeks 18 and 26.

Your breasts will grow larger, your belly will grow larger, and you may be noticing stretch marks during the second trimester. Coco butter can be a wonderful investment at this time (or even earlier).

Look out for Braxton Hicks contractions during the second trimester. These are slight contractions during pregnancy. Some women feel them and some don’t. If you are going to feel them, then chances are, the second trimester will be when you start. They are not harmful. It’s your body’s way of preparing itself for labor. You just need to be aware of them and not panic. Call your doctor if you are worried, or if you are experiencing them more than 5 times per hour.

The second trimester is probably the most comfortable you are going to be during your pregnancy, so take advantage of that. Travel a little. Get out and do something. Be intimate with your partner more often. Have some fun! Now may be a good time to start buying some things for the little one and probably some new clothes for mommy. You are getting closer to the final trimester of your pregnancy—keep reading and learning! Health and happiness to you!

If you are striving for a Healthy Pregnancy, visit my Pregnancy Site to learn more about having the healthiest pregnancy experience of your life!

Do what's right for you and your baby!


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Catching Some Much Needed Zzzzzzzz’s
You try hard to just sleep, but sleep is just not coming. You are uncomfortable and sleep is eluding you. You might think you may never be able to sleep comfortably again, but rest assured, there is help for you to get your much needed ZZZZZZZZzzz’s. Sleeping like a baby……
By: MarleneW in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Apr 01, 2016  
0
  Likes: 3

Morning Sickness Second Trimester - What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know
When does morning sickness end? This is a question that fifty to eighty percent of pregnant woman ask during their pregnancies. The sad thing about morning sickness is that it doesn’t always last just in the morning, it can last all day. How Soon Does Morning Sickness Start? For some…
By: Jeremy1 in  Womens Interests   Jun 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Pregnancy: the First Trimester
Pregnancy is broken down into three trimesters (3-3-3=9 months). The first trimester of pregnancy is the first three months of pregnancy (or the first 12 weeks out of 40). The first trimester is a very exciting time because you have just found out you are pregnant. Also, your body is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Feb 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Hormones May Explain Some Migraine Numbers
By estimated numbers, more than thirty million people suffer from migraines at least at some point in their lives. Of that number, three quarters are thought to be women, most from the ages of twenty to forty five. While men do have migraines, the women report that their own attacks…
By: amie nogrady in  Health and Fitness  >  Headaches Migraines   Apr 04, 2012  
1
  Likes: 1

Morning Sickness
The severity of morning sickness during pregnancy depends on the woman. It will be different for everyone. Many women suffer tremendously, while others suffer only in a minimal sense and go through it rather quickly. But to back up a step, what exactly is morning sickness? Morning sickness is the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Feb 27, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

What is Headache
Headache consists of the sensation of scalable degree of pain inside the head and located precisely in the half cephalon part of the skull . It is characterised as being an incontrolable neurological disorder which the origin according to neurologist's experts is unknown. It could be moderate to severe accompagnied…
By: kenana in  Health and Fitness  >  Headaches Migraines   Aug 16, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Stomach Migraines - How to Recognize Them
Stomach migraines are just what you think they are, a type of migraine that is characterized by abdominal pain and nausea.  Usually noticed in children, and especially girls, they are painful and may or may not involve an actual headache.  It is fairly rare for an adult to experience this…
By: Mathea Ford in  Health and Fitness  >  Headaches Migraines   Mar 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Visine Poisoning: An Attention Getter
Imagine having a boyfriend that is not giving you the attention you deserve. You really want him to pay attention to you! What are your choices? The first thing that comes to mind is you can bat those baby blues! Don't just blink. Be sure that you do it suggestively!…
By: McK McConaha in  News and Society  >  Crime   Sep 22, 2012  
23
  Likes: 13

Nail Fungus Treatment Over The Counter - Are Side Affects A Possibility?
Nail fungus treatment over the counter medications are the most common used medications when compared to prescribed medication, for the simple reason that they are 100% natural. So why are there so many mixed reviews on the use of all natural medications? Often times the honest truth is not told…
By: Nate Costello in  Health and Fitness  >  Skin Care   Aug 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Severe Morning Sickness Can Be A More Serious Warning Sign
Dr. Gary Stanziano, from Alere Health has completed a study which looked at the relationship between a severe type of morning sickness, called hyperemesis gravidarum and the negative effects it can have on the health of mother and fetus in later pregnancy. HG affects an estimated one percent of all…
By: amie nogrady in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Feb 15, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Children And Diabetes
Globally diseases are known to attack children and among them is diabetes. It is a disorder that need diagnosis at an early stage before it develops. There are two common types of the disease that affects almost 90% of children; Type I and Type II of the diabetes mellitus. Type…
By: Geoffrey Moni in  Health and Fitness  >  Diabetes   Sep 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Avoid Stretch Marks - Pregnancy Primer
Most pregnant women develop stretch marks or streaks on the skin surface. Stretch marks can vary in color depending on the natural color of the skin and normally show up on the abdomen during pregnancy. You may also notice stretch marks on your breasts, thighs, hips and buttocks. Stretch marks…
By: Sharon Melanson in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Mar 21, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

A Complicated Case Of Bad Obstetric Solved at the Indira Ivf Clinic In Patna
3000 years of rich cultural history and diversity, is the erstwhile city of Patliputra which was also the capital of the Magadha Kingdom, now known as Patna and the capital of the state of Bihar in India, Is also popular among tourists as it has some breathtaking spots often frequented…
By: Nitizz in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Feb 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Successful Pregnancy Even After A Vasectomy at Indira IVF Clinic In Patna
Vasectomy is secure as well as long term contraception, yet at times life situations transform so you may like to have one more kid. ICSI provides a method of utilizing your own sperm in an IVF cycle, without needing to reverse your vasectomy. IVF + ICSI after a Vasectomy When…
By: Nitizz in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Feb 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Clomid for Fertility Success
Using Clomid For Fertility Success: The utilization of Clomid and infertility medications may be required if your partner and you have problems getting pregnant. This medication is preferred since it will help a woman’s body to begin to ovulate the way it needs to. Clomid energizes the sex gland to…
By: Latoya in  Home and Family  >  Pregnancy   Mar 24, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2787    Report this Article