Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Fourth Month of Pregnancy

Your Baby - During the second trimester, you will feel very excited when you feel the baby move. Some women don't feel fetal movement until the fifth month of pregnancy. Fetal movement may feel like fluttering at first. This is called "quickening". He moves, swallows and can hear your voice. Your baby is approximately 7 inches long and weighs around 5 ounces.

 

Your Body - You are beginning your second trimester of pregnancy and morning sickness may be subsiding. If you haven't already, you may be craving certain foods.

Hunger is another one of the symptoms of pregnancy. Although you're eating for two you do not need to eat twice as much! You should eat a little more than usual. You should begin gaining a few pounds this month.

Fifth Month of Pregnancy

Your Baby - If you have an ultrasound during the fifth month of pregnancy and the baby is awake, you may be able to see the hand move to the mouth or the mouth open. The radiologist may be able to tell you if you are having a boy or a girl! At the end of the fifth month of pregnancy your baby is approximately ten inches long and weighs about a pound.

Your Body - You have more energy and some will say you glow. The fatigued feeling may diminish. You may feel a little bloated this month of pregnancy. Constipation is also one of the symptoms of pregnancy this month. Drink more water!

Sixth Month of Pregnancy

Your Baby - Your baby becomes much more active, rolling from side to side and turning upside down and back. He begins to suck his thumb! At the end of the sixth month of pregnancy your baby is approximately 12 inches long and weighs about a pound and a half.

Your Body - Listen to your body. Pregnant women tend to do too much, especially if they have other children. Take a rest! Pregnancy symptoms this month include back pain as your baby to grows.

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