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Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Second trimester of pregnancy is less hassling as compared to the first trimester of pregnancy. The uneasiness experienced in first trimester starts disappearing in the second trimester. Read on to find what to expect in the second trimester and pregnancy care tips for second trimester. 

Second trimester is the term given to the middle months of pregnancy. This is the time that is full of developments. It is also called the glory days of pregnancy. In fact, you can enjoy every bit of second trimester as the morning sickness and fatigue disappears by now and your belly is not yet grown to hamper your daily activities.

During the second trimester the risk of miscarriage is also very less and so you can move about freely taking a little bit of precaution. Well, though you can enjoy the first kick of your baby and a good sleep during this period, you need to take care of your health because the second trimester is not always hassle free.

Second Trimester Discomforts and How to Overcome Them

Have a quick look at the discomforts experienced in the second trimester of pregnancy and tips for overcoming them.

Constipation – You might find your stomach bloated at times or experience constipation. This is due to some hormonal changes and to avoid this you should eat lot of fibrous food and drink a lot of water between meals. Do not strain yourself and move around indulging a daily light exercise routine.

Lower Immunity – You might be vulnerable to coughs and colds during this period as the immune system gets altered. Once again, proper diet and healthy eating habits will help you cover this up.

Stretch Marks – You will start seeing the stretch marks by now on your lower abdomen and your breasts as well. You can keep these away by keeping your body moisturised and drinking lots of water.

Dizziness – During this period you might sometimes feel dizzy especially when you will lie on your back. Prevent this by lying on your sides and using a maternity pillow. Dizziness can also be because of low blood sugar levels. Eat small snacks between meals and never stay hungry.

Breast Tenderness – breast tenderness might get normalised by the end of fourth month of pregnancy. However, avoiding underwired bras and using supportive and comfortable bras will ease this discomfort.

Aches and Twinges – The second trimester starts seeing the normal pregnancy aches to start. You might feel having backache as a result of the growing weight of the fetus. Pregnancy yoga will be of great help. Pay attention to your diet and drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Tiredness – You might feel tired in afternoons. If you are staying at home, try to take an afternoon nap. If you are at work, try snacking on some fruits or raisins but it should be around 3pm.

Tips for a Healthy and Enjoyable Second Trimester

Here are some tips for having healthy and enjoyable second trimester.

  • Eat a new vegetable or try any recipe you want.
  • Maintain a food diary so that you can check whether you are carrying on with your daily requirements.
  • Start decorating the nursery but stay away from paints and wall papers.
  • Continue to exercise even if you need to slow down.
  • Continue with your prenatal checkups.

Keep the above points in mind. However, even if you do not experience any of the discomfort at high rate and yet feel uncomfortable, it is better you consult your gynecologist as soon as possible. Do not hesitate contacting your doctor. So, when you are in doubt, always check with your doctor.

Be free to tell everything to your doctor during regular checkups. Your doctor will closely monitor and advice accordingly.

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Jitendra.2 years ago
my wife is in fifth months pregnancy. she feels high Dizziness eveready day after dinner only from last two months. even she goes into unconscious state for 2 hours. after 2 hours slowly she wake ups but unable to open eyes and also feels high headache. Neurologist and gynecologist dosent found any problem. waiting for your suggestion.
Ishika.2 years ago
Although this may fade away slowly as your wife enters last trimester you must consult a good obstetrician so that he or she can suggest right measures to help your wife feel better.
Jitendra.2 years ago
thank you so much, but still i am scared about this. if you know suggestion pl tell me.
Geetha.5 years ago
i have a very huge belly though i am just five months. everybody is saying that i will have a son. i am very happy. i have started preparations for welcoming my child.
Larry.5 years ago
i am in my sixth month. i experience pain in my breasts. sometimes it is very painful. i also have pain in my lower belly though very rare. what could be the reason?
Supta.5 years ago
Second trimester is much relaxed for me. i feel happy and active in my fifth month. all the discomforts of morning sickness have gone. i am enjoying my pregnancy now.
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