2nd trimester of pregnancy
The second trimester begins with the fourth month of pregnancy. the symptoms of toxicosis become less pronounced and the pregnant woman begins to gain weight. Initially, the hips are rounded, the chest is enlarged, then the tummy appears. Now it’s hard to hide pregnancy, you can share joy with others – their attention and care will be a pleasant addition to your condition.
The second trimester of pregnancy is characterized by a restructuring of the circulatory system. Increased blood volume in the body, increases the load on the heart.
Hormonal changes lead to the appearance of stretch marks on the chest and stomach, which can rarely be prevented with the help of special means.
The most important event for future mothers during this period is the wiggling of the fetus. The first movements of the baby are of great importance for all mothers – they sincerely accept their condition, are given entirely overflowing joy. At the first pregnancy, fetal activity is observed at week 20, sometimes earlier, with the second or third and so on, at about 16 weeks. In the same period colostrum may be allocated, because the breast is prepared for the infant’s forthcoming feeding.
Perhaps the appearance of heartburn, but this symptom is more characteristic of the third trimester.
Milky white, mildly expressed vaginal discharge may appear. They are absolutely safe, this is due to hormonal adjustment.
This period is often accompanied by the appearance of swelling, as the increased concentration of estrogen delays the fluid in the body. In the presence of edema, it is necessary to consult a doctor, resort periodically to unloading days. The swelling of the limbs, of course, is unpleasant, but the danger to pregnancy is internal, latent puffiness, especially the placenta. Such a fluid retention complicates blood circulation in the mother-placenta-fetus system and can lead to sad consequences.
Between 12 and 20 weeks of pregnancy, a late miscarriage can occur, called spontaneous abortion. His symptoms are similar to those of a threat of abortion in the first trimeter. premature births are possible after 20 weeks.
The second trimester was for me the most unforgettable. The first stirring of the baby is so touching.
I had a severe heartburn in the second trimester, and it was until the end of pregnancy. I was very much tormented. Constantly took Gaviscon.