By the end of the
second month of pregnancy the foetus looks like a tiny human infant. All the
organs of foetus start developing. Read on to know what happens to the foetus
during the second month of pregnancy.
much weight should I
have gained by the end of this month?
You should not have gained any weight this
month, because the baby is still too little to require any extra nutrition.
The baby or the foetus at this stage is
very small and hence does not require any nutrition. Therefore, you should not
have gained any weight this month. It is a myth that a woman should start
gaining weight as soon as she gets pregnant. Hence, do not be unduly worried
gain in the second month. What is important for you is to eat healthy, stay
happy and remain stress free as far as possible.
It may be pertinent to point out here that many women actually lose
a little weight during this stage of pregnancy. One of the symptoms of
pregnancy anorexia, combined with frequent sickness till takes its toll and
results in the pregnant woman losing weight. This is quite normal and nothing
to worry about. Most of these changes happening in your body are due to
significant hormonal changes. The body tries its best to cope with the changes
and manages to expel excess toxins which cause frequent urges to urinate, gas
and increase in vaginal secretion.
What other changes happen in the
motherâ€™s body during or after the second month of pregnancy?
end of the second month, most women start feeling pregnant. As a consequence of
enhanced levels of estrogens and progesterone in the body, milk ducts in the
breasts increase. This may result in the breasts getting swollen and becoming
tender. Most pregnant women experience morning sickness or nausea during the
day. Mood swings are common during this stage of pregnancy.
of tiredness, exhaustion and fatigue will normally last throughout the first
trimester of pregnancy. Frequent urination or the urge to pass urine will
continue and interfere with your sleep pattern at night. Hence, you must make
up for any lost sleep by taking short naps in the afternoon.
How is my baby growing?
The second month is particularly crucial
for the development of a baby. Birth defects caused due to drugs, viruses, or
environmental factors such as pesticides normally happen during or after the
grows very rapidly during the second month. By the end of the 2nd
month, all of a baby's major body organs and systems, including the lungs,
stomach, brain and liver start developing. The first bone cells appear during
this period. Eyelids start forming and grow but remain tightly closed. The
inner ear, ankles, toes, wrists, fingers, and sexual organs begin developing.
end of the second month of pregnancy, the baby resembles a tiny human infant.
It is about 11/4 inch long from head to bottom and weighs about 1/3rd of an
ounce. In case it is a boy, the penis starts forming. If case of girls the
vagina starts developing.
the beginning of the third month the embryo is referred to as a foetus. If you
get an ultrasound scan done you will be able to see the baby waving and
wiggling. However, you will not feel any movements and hence do not expect the
baby to kick yet.
What you must do during 2nd
month of pregnancy?
Majority of miscarriages happen in the initial stages of
pregnancy. Hence, you should avoid lifting heavy objects and exerting yourself
physically. To cope with tiredness and exhaustion make changes in your
lifestyle so as to give your body ample rest and stay healthy. Stay away from
drinking and smoking.