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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
168 doctors shared insights

Second Trimester Pregnancy (Overview)

Months 3-6 of pregnancy bring many changes - morning sickness usually subsides, but you might notice a little more dizziness, stretch marks, and leg cramps. This plus side is that you'll start to feel your baby move even more!


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
168 doctors shared insights

Second Trimester Pregnancy (Overview)

Months 3-6 of pregnancy bring many changes - morning sickness usually subsides, but you might notice a little more dizziness, stretch marks, and leg cramps. This plus side is that you'll start to feel your baby move even more!


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Is vomiting a symptom im the second trimester of pregnancy ?

Is vomiting a symptom im the second trimester of pregnancy ?

Not typically: Nausea and vomiting or "morning sickness" is typically a first trimester problem due to your HCG levels being so high. During the second trimester, vomiting typically resolves. If you continue to experience worsening vomiting in the second or third trimester, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Second Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy Second Trimester

Take advantage of time now, it will be tougher in the third trimester. ...See more

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Having a Healthy Second Trimester (Checklist)

Share your pregnancy news with friends, family, and coworkers
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Get your flu shot during flu season
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Monitor weight gain and focus on a healthy diet
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Schedule a dental visit to keep your pregnancy healthy
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Should i worry about carrying heavy objects in second trimester pregnancy? I just felt some back pain that disappeared quickly but no other symptoms

Should i worry about carrying heavy objects in second trimester pregnancy?
I just felt some back pain that disappeared quickly but no other symptoms

No heavy objects: There are a lot of physiologic changes of pregnancy which influence your daily activities. Due to the weight of the baby and related posture changes the forse determining pressure on your intervertebral disks changes. In turn it can lead to disk herniations, strain or arthritis. Your diaphragm is moved up which influences your breathing, which makes your activities more tiering. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

Look up: Incompotent cervix, an issue where a weakended or shortended cerivx causes painless cerival dilation and second tirmester losses due to early delivery. The other may be a cord accident or autoimmune(but it is late for that problem). It can be difficult to say, sometimes there is an autopsy. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Second Trimester (Tip)

Having a Healthy Second Trimester

Rest, hydrate, relax and enjoy the honeymoon mid trimester of pregnancy; use a body pillow to sleep. ...See more

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Having a Healthy Third Trimester (Checklist)

Preregister for the delivery at your hospital
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Understand your employers maternity leave and short-term disability policy
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Buy an infant car seat and install it in your car
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Schedule Group B strep testing at 35 weeks
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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more