Second trimester of pregnancy
Trimester two is the longest stretch (and not just for your maternity leggings) running from week 13 through to week 27. Your belly will be growing, and by the end of this trimester you'll have a proper bump and will also start to feel your baby move in there. As you pass the halfway mark, the end result of pregnancy – yes, that means having a baby – will start to feel a bit more real.
Your questions about the second trimester answered
- When will I feel my baby move?
- When can I find out the sex of my baby?
- Can I fly when I'm pregnant?
- Will I get stretch marks?
- What exercise is safe during pregnancy?
- How can I stop people from touching my bump?
- How can I keep cool during pregnancy?
Things to do in the second trimester
- Have a 20-week scan
- Shop for maternity clothes
- Visit the dentist
- If it's winter, have the flu vaccine
- Sign up for antenatal classes
- Think about your plan for maternity leave
- Consider taking a final baby-free holiday
Health issues to be aware of in the second trimester
- Varicose veins
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Gestational diabetes
- Obstetric cholestasis