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What changes can I expect in my body in the second trimester?

What changes can I expect in my body in the second trimester?

Quite a few: In the second trimester, the baby continues to grow, making room for itself by pushing your organs out of the way. So your abdomen will enlarge, and towards the third trimester other problems like hemorrhoids, heartburn and back pain may result. "what to expect when expecting" is one of many good prenatal education books to consider reading for more information. ...Read more

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Why do they change your due date nin the second trimester if early ultrasounds are accurate?

Why do they change your due date nin the second trimester if early ultrasounds are accurate?

Being Pregnant: In reality this is not common or normal. Thus most of us here would defer to your OB to explain this. You are correct. The early ultrasounds are usually the most accurate for dating. There must be a reason and i would direct you to your OB to confirm why this was done in your situation. ...Read more

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I'm freaking out now! my first trimester due date was 6/23/13 now i'm in second trimester and it changed to 6/20/13, which one is more accurate?

I'm freaking out now! my first trimester due date was 6/23/13 now i'm in second trimester and it changed to 6/20/13, which one is more accurate?

First trimester: First trimester dating is more accurate than second trimester dating. The estimated dates of june 20, june 21, june 22, or june 23 are about the same in real life, because real life is never exact. ...Read more

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What changes a due date? And why is the first trimester ultrasound more accurate than the second trimester ultrasound?

What changes a due date? And why is the first trimester ultrasound more accurate than the second trimester ultrasound?

Ultrasound dating.: First trimester ultrasound is by far the most accurate in determining the precise due date (+/- 3-7 days, depending on exactly when it is performed). Second trimester sonograms are less accurate but still helpful in pegging down the due date within +/-7-12 days. Third trimester scans are not very accurate in dating the pregnancy, as growth varies (+/- 14-21 days). Menstrual dating is not very good. ...Read more

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What can I expect during my second trimester?

What can I expect during my second trimester?

Feel great: Second trimester is the best part of pregnancy. You may start looking pregnant with a little bubble and you will probably feel energetic and well. Most nausea and misery improves at second trimester. ...Read more

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When does the second trimester end?

26.5 weeks: See answer to when does 1st trimester end and do the math. ...Read more

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What testing is done in 2nd trimester?

What testing is done in 2nd trimester?

Variable: Maternal serum screen (afp4 or 5), fetal anatomy survey, 1- hour gct (glucose challenge test), etc... Check out text4baby. Good resource. ...Read more

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Why do people say the second trimester is the easiest?

Why do people say the second trimester is the easiest?

Better nausea and...: Usually in the second trimester your nausea has decreased but the discomfort and heaviness of the third trimester hasn't come yet. For a lot (but not all) the second trimester is slightly easier. I would never say that any part of pregnancy is easy. ...Read more

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When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

When do I get to second trimester so I can go back on my drugs?

After 13 weeks: It is important to discuss all drugs used during pregnancy with your obstetrician. It is important to try to stay away from many drugs during the time of morphogenesis, or the time that most of the organs of the baby are forming, between 8 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some warning signs to look out for in the 2nd trimester?

What are some warning signs to look out for in the 2nd trimester?

Please ask your OB : You should be asking any preg related ?S to your ob, you should not be having any uterus pains, or bleeding or abnormal discharge, you should have already had a least 1 ultrasound and possibly 2 and u should be getting another one around 19-20 weeks to check the baby- fetal anantomy scan and the cx to make sure it is the pr0per length, if u are worried about something specific then call your ob. ...Read more

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What should I think about when traveling in the second trimester?

What should I think about when traveling in the second trimester?

Avoid if possible.: Travel in pregnancy is not a good idea in general, as far as I am concerned. Emergencies tend to occur unpredictably and you don't want to be a thousand miles from home when they do. Stay put if you are pregnant! ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the second trimester?

What can I do to prepare for my baby's arrival in the second trimester?

Pamphlets attached: This is quite an open-ended question so i decided to post some acog pamphlets that may be of interest: a father's guide to pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp032.Cfm & travel during pregnancy- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp055.Cfm & getting in shape after your baby is born- http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp131.Cfm. ...Read more

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My wife is in second trimester, she just got pushed over by a large dog, now she has pain on her side?

My wife is in second trimester, she just got pushed over by a large dog, now she has pain on her side?

Pregnant : Trauma can sometimes trigger off bleeding and pain and Pre term labor. Please contact your midwife or see your GP ...Read more

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Wife started her second trimester. She is taking only 1 folicacid tab 5mg. Is it enough? Or shall we increase?

Wife started her second trimester.  She is taking only 1 folicacid tab 5mg. Is it enough? Or shall we increase?

Only needs 1mg: Unless she was instructed by her doctor to take high dose Folic acid then 1 mg is more than enough. Folic acid main benefits are in the 3 months prior to pregnancy and in the early first trimester to prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more