Your Baby in the Second Trimester

Your Baby in the Second Trimester
Posted on 02/29/2020
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Your Baby in the Second Trimester At Doylestown Women's Health Center, our mission is to help women throughout Doylestown and the surrounding areas get the care they need for a healthy, happy life, and we're proud to provide a wide variety of services ranging from gynecology to comprehensive obstetric care. Our female OBGYNs will work closely with you to provide the care you need through every stage of pregnancy, and we strive to be a resource for information on what to expect, as well. And if you're heading into the second trimester of your pregnancy and are unsure what it will be like, we can provide some guidance.

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

The second trimester starts around the 14th week of pregnancy and continues until week 27, and it brings some major changes both for you and your child. Your baby will undergo major physical changes and developments during the second trimester including the development of senses like taste and hearing, a heartbeat that's audible for the first time around week 20, and even the first kicks around week 21.

You'll also experience some significant changes in your own body. While it's not the case for everyone, many women experience relief from some of the nastier symptoms of early pregnancy like nausea, low energy levels, and sore breasts. But you'll also find new symptoms developing as your baby grows and your body changes. Some of the most common pregnancy symptoms during the second trimester include:

  • Congestion
  • Gum sensitivity & gingivitis
  • Leg cramps
  • Swollen feet and ankles
  • Dizziness

Contact Your Doylestown, PA OBGYN

The second trimester is the most comfortable part of pregnancy for many women, but as always, it's different for everyone. No matter what you experience during your second trimester, it's important to have a dedicated, highly-skilled OBGYN by your side to help you through all of the pregnancy's highs and lows – and that's where we can help. Our team of all-female OBGYN's has helped countless women throughout the Doylestown area stay healthy and happy during pregnancy and beyond, and we'd love to help you do the same. Contact us today to learn more about our women's health center and schedule a consultation today!