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Second Trimester Pregnancy Week By Week Facts

Mar 1, 2008
Heres a guide to keep you in pace with the changes taking place in your womb in the second trimester pregnancy week by week.

The second trimester lasts from week 14 to week 26.

The 14th Week
Your baby is 2 ounces. It has tiny arms and legs and a prominent heartbeat. You should have lots of fiber in your diet to

combat the problem of constipation, which is common in this pregnancy week.

The 15th Week

Your baby has become hairy! The hair helps her to regulate the temperature during birth. Your belly gets larger due to the

increase in the size of uterus. Its time to go for a prenatal check up to ensure your baby is developing properly.

The 16th Week

Your baby has become active. It starts kicking and twisting. Your abdomen will become heavier, as the baby grows further. As

you keep a tab on your second trimester pregnancy week by week, do not forget to visit your doctor for amniocentesis. Here,

your amniotic fluid is tested to rule out any birth defects in your baby.

The 17th Week

Your baby is becoming chubbier day by day. You are bound to gain more weight.

The 18th Week
Your baby can open her eyes and its digestive system has started functioning.

The 19th Week
Your baby gets covered by a waxy substance in order to shield it from the wet surrounding. This waxy layer also helps in

sliding the baby smoothly out of your vaginal canal during delivery. Be prepared for strong mood swings, dry skin, boils and

rashes.

The 20th Week
Its time for you to attend childbirth classes. You may feel pain in your abdomen, which is normal. There are new

developments in your baby during this week. If its a girl, her sex organs will begin to develop.

The 21st Week
At this stage, there is not much development. If there are twins, you may face swelling of feet due to edema.

The 22nd Week
Your babys brain and sex organs are in the process of development. All other organs are completely developed. You may

experience back pain due to the pressure exerted by the growing baby.

The 23rd Week
Your baby is hyperactive at this stage. You should be on the alert for preterm labor. Watch out for bleeding, spotting, and

contractions.

The 24th Week
You should go for a prenatal check up to rule out the possibility of gestational diabetes.

The 25th Week
Your baby starts developing arteries and veins, and spinal column. Your backache may get severe.

The 26th Week

Your babys respiratory system has developed completely by now. You are about to approach the third stage, which is also

known as baby stage of pregnancy.

As compared to the first stage, the second stage is relatively easy. Ignorance is not bliss in pregnancy period. Know about

second trimester pregnancy week by week and make your journey more enjoyable than fearful.
About the Author
It is important to know about the changes that take place in your body during the second trimester pregnancy week by week. The first trimester pregnancy rarely goes smooth. By the time it is the third trimester pregnancy you are ready to face your pregnancydue date.
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