Second Trimester Of Pregnancy

Second Trimester Of Pregnancy:

Congrats if you have entered your second trimester. The second trimester is from 13th week to 28th week. Women starts looking more pregnant during these weeks, they may also have more energy than in the first trimester. This will give a great relief if the pregnant women have been struggling with morning sickness, tiredness and other symptoms.

Once you enter in your second trimester, your ‘bump’ starts to grow and later you’ll also start to feel your baby moving inside.  At this time your doctor will suggest you to do Ultrasound scan this scanning help you to look how the baby is growing and whether there are any causes for concern. Some doctors will also suggest for blood tests and other important tests. Pregnant women should take well care about her food timings, calories intake and vitamin tablets and must follow the prescription of doctor.

The possibility of miscarriage is more in first trimester when compared to the second trimester. At last weeks of the second trimester more than 90 percent of babies can survive outside of the uterus if provided with high-quality medical care so be very careful about the food that you take and if you have a smoking habit or if you are alcoholic try to avoid it for your baby’s health.

13 weeks:

13th is the last week of your first trimester. Your baby’s tiny fingers now have fingerprints and his veins & organs are clearly visible through his skin.

At this stage Your baby will be in the size of a pea pod.

14 weeks:

Your baby’s brain begun to fire and he starts using his facial muscles. His kidneys starts working. If you have an ultrasound at this time you may even notice the baby sucking his thumb. At this stage your baby will be in lemon size.

15 weeks:

At the 15th week even the baby eyes are shut he can sense light. If you shine a flashlight on your tummy, he’ll move away from the beam. Ultrasounds done this week may reveal your baby’s sex but Sex determination tests on pregnant women is been illegal in our country since 1994, so avoid the sex determination test because a baby is a baby even it is boy or a girl.

In 15th week your baby will be in the size of an apple.

16 weeks:

In the 16th week patterning on your baby’s scalp will start begun, though the hair isn’t visible yet. Baby’s legs are more developed and you can also find out when you’re likely to feel your baby kick inside the womb. Baby’s head is more upright and his ears are close to their final shape.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of an avocado

17 weeks:

In 17th week your baby can move his joints and his skeleton formerly soft cartilage is now hardening to bone. The umbilical cord is growing stronger and thicker than before.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a turnip

18 weeks:

In 18th week your baby is starts flexing his arms and legs and you may be able to feel those movements strongly when compared to last week. Internally, a protective coating of myelin is forming around your baby’s nerves.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a bell pepper.

19 weeks:

In the 19th week your baby’s starts to senses the smell, vision, touch, taste and he also starts to hear your voice, so it is the best time to make him your best friend Talk to him as much as possible and sing your favourite songs for him.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of an heirloom tomato.

20 weeks:

In 20th week your baby will start to swallow and his digestive system is producing meconium, the dark, sticky goo that he’ll pass in his first poop either in his diaper or in the womb during delivery time.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a banana.

21 weeks:

In 21st week your baby’s movements will be more flutters to full on kicks. You may start to notice patterns as you become more familiar with his activity.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a carrot.

22 weeks:

At this stage your baby almost look like a miniature new-born. Features such as tiny lips and small eyebrows are more distinct, but the pigment that will colour his tiny eyes is not present yet.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a spaghetti squash.

23 weeks:

In 23rd week your baby’s ears are getting better at hearing up sounds. After birth, he may recognize some noises (like your voice) outside the womb that he’s hearing inside now.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of a large mango.

24 weeks:

In 24th week your baby cuts a pretty long and lean figure. His skin is still thin and translucent but that will begin to change soon in coming weeks.

At this stage your baby will be in the size of an ear of corn.

25 weeks:

In 25th week your baby’s wrinkled skin will starts to fill out with baby fat, making his look more like a new-born. His hair is beginning to come in, and it has colour and texture too.

In this week your baby will be in the same weight as an average rutabaga.

26 weeks:

In 26th week your baby starts to inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid, which helps to develop his lungs. These breathing movements are good practice for your baby, it helps him at the first breath of air at birth. Some women’s have a problem of low amniotic fluid if you are facing the problem then don’t worry they are many medicine and fluids available that can help you to increase the amniotic fluid.

At this stage your baby will be in size of a scallion’s bunch.

27 weeks:

27th week is the last week of your second trimester. At this stage your baby can sleeps and wakes on a regular schedule and his brain is very active at this stage. Even though his lungs aren’t fully formed but they could function outside the womb with medical help and care.

At this stage your baby will be in size of cauliflower.

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