Pregnancy - second trimester

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Last reviewed: 19.10.2021

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The second trimester of pregnancy lasts from 13 to 27 weeks. This is the period during which most women begin to wear clothes for pregnant women and their "interesting state" becomes visible. By 16 weeks the bottom of the uterus is located between the pubic bone and the navel. By the 27th week it rises 5cm above the navel.

By the end of the second trimester, the fetus has a height of 25 cm and weighs about 700 grams.

Many women consider the second trimester of pregnancy to be the easiest period, as morning toxemia passes, breast tenderness and fatigue, but begins to worry about physical discomfort. The pressure on the bladder becomes smaller, since the uterus already grows out of the abdominal cavity.

If this is the first pregnancy, a woman begins to feel fetal movement at 18-22 weeks after the last menstrual cycle. The fetus was already moving for several weeks, but the movements were not strong enough to feel them. At first, the movements are insignificant, and the woman herself begins to doubt whether it was a stir. If this is the second or third pregnancy, you can feel the movements of the fetus before, sometimes from 16-18 weeks.

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Characteristic symptoms of the second trimester of pregnancy

  • Breast shape changes
  • Heartburn
  • Nasal bleeding and gingival hemorrhage
  • Hemorrhoids and constipation
  • Phlebeurysm
  • Stretching, itching and other skin changes
  • Leg cramps
  • Pain in the abdomen and flank
  • Wrist canal syndrome

The inflammatory process during pregnancy requires immediate treatment:

  • Vaginal fungal infection
  • Bacterial vaginal infection
  • Urinary tract infection

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