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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