What You Need To Know About The Second Trimester If You’re Expecting
Whether you are pregnant for the first time, or have had many children, there is always something new to learn about your pregnancy. As the years go by technology allows doctors to learn more and more about a growing fetus, so rest assured that you, nor the doctors, know it all. If you are interested in learning as much as you can about the second trimester, you have found the perfect article for you.
You will be able to learn the sex of your baby during your second trimester. This is important to know, as you should decide before that time as to whether or not you want to know. You should also know that even if you do not want to know now, but change your mind later, your doctor will be able to tell you. This is because the doctor will take note of the baby’s sex in their records, if it is something that they were able to determine during the ultrasound. Due to the baby’s position, it’s possible that the doctor will be unable to determine the sex of the baby. Be prepared for this to happen, as it happens quite often.
Your belly will do a great deal of growing during this time. During the first three months your shape will change very little, but by the second trimester, the baby will begin to growing at a very fast rate. This is because it only six months left to reach a healthy weight of six pounds. If you have not yet begun to do so, you should start acquiring a maternity wardrobe.
Tight fitting clothing that does not make enough room for the baby can be hazardous to your health and hinder your baby’s growth. There are pants available that can stretch as you grow so that you do not have to buy a new pair each month. If you find that you are not able to find affordable maternity wear, you should look into consignment and resale shops. There really is no good reason to spend a lots of money on clothes that you will only use for a few months.
Visit your doctor once a month, as they request. It is just as important now as it was in the beginning to see your doctor on a regular basis. There are a lot of tests that are done during the second trimester that can save the life of you and your baby as long as they are done. Missing appointments now can easily lead to regret later. If you can not afford the doctor you should look into getting health insurance from your county, as they consider being pregnant as the most important time to get health care.
As you read at the start of this article, it does not matter how many children you have had, there is always something new to learn about the progression of a pregnancy. Use the tips above, and keep learning so that you can be in control of having a healthy pregnancy.