Second Trimester

The second trimester is often one of the most blissful times in pregnancy. Not only is your pregnant belly growing, but so is your excitement about your new baby! So share that excitement about your second trimester experiences with us. Tell us about your baby's fetal development, recent ultrasounds, and other aspects of his prenatal care. And don't forget to share your experiences with continuing pregnancy symptoms, like swelling, morning sickness, and all around aches and pains! We want to hear from you!


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THANK YOU NESSI


Dear Nessi!

Thank you for letting me know!!!! Thank you for putting my mind to rest!
Good luck with your pregnancy! Hope everything goes well!

Best of luck!

Amelia






TO AMELIA

Dont worry about your size. Ididn't really start to get a belly till i was five and a half months pregnant. And once i started getting it, it just seemed to get bigger and bigger. I am thirty two weeks pregnant now and feel like i am as big as i can get but i know there is more to go. I have already gained twenty eight pounds altogether.

nessi






Further along then I thought

I took the home pregnancy test, and found out my husband and I are having a baby. I imediatly made a Dr. appointment.

I had the exam done, and my Dr. said "how far along do you think you are?" and I said "9 weeks??" She said, "you are much further then you think. You are done with your first trimester, you are 14 weeks!"

It turns out that you can have light periods when you are pregnant. I couldn't believe it. Whoa...there went a whole trimester and I didn't really know it! I was wondering why I was showing so "early", I thought it was because this is my second baby.

Lisa

Lisa






Don't look pregnant

I and my husband have been trying for a baby for 4 years and we've even been to fertility clinics and no one has ever found anything wrong with either me or my husband. Then I got pregnant (naturally) but I had bleedings when I was 6 weeks and when I was 14 weeks. We went to hospital where they did a scan and the baby was still alive. I still worry so much that something will go wrong. I also have stress at work and worry if that might damage my baby. I am now 17 weeks pregnant but I didn't gain any weight and my tummy is exactly the same as it was before I got pregnant. I have heard from women that one' tummy should show at about 12 weeks but I am 17 weeks and I can't see any changes. I am worried if the baby is growing...I have heard before that at 17 weeks tummy should be visible. Does anyone have any explanation???

Amelia






My baby girl

My name is Liz and I'm 19 weeks and 5 days pregnant. This is my first pregnancy, and it happened completely by surprise. It also happened at the worst possibe time. My husband and I decided to separate back in May, and I found out I was pregnant in August--the baby is NOT my husband's. Needless to say, I am now in the process of divorce while dealing with the stress of being pregnant. And this pregnancy has had it's share of stress. I found out at 7 weeks that I have gestational diabetes, and have been dieting and checking my blood sugar 7 times a day ever since. But that is finally going well--my sugar is under control and my doctor says I'm doing great. Then, at 13 weeks, I went to the emergency room due to cramping and bleeding. I was scared I was having a miscarriage. But they said the baby was fine and sent me home with instructions to see my doctor asap. Two weeks of bedrest followed, then I finally found out I had placenta previa--the placenta was covering the cervix, and any trauma to the cervix could cause it to dilate and meant that I could possibly lose the baby and bleed to death. So my doctor put me on what I like to call "house arrest"--I could get out of bed and do some light chores, but I wasn't allowed to go out shopping or anything like that. So I've spent the past month or so being bored out of my mind here at home. Then finally last week, I got some relief. I went for a level 2 ultrasound, where I found out I was having a girl! And she looks great, everything seems to be normal. And the placenta previa slowly seems to be correcting itself. So my doctor is finally letting me be a little more active. I can go shopping and clean the house and go for short walks. He still won't let me return to work yet though, but I'm hoping he will soon.

So I finally have something to be happy about. I'm having a little girl...we're gonna name her Emily Grace. My new boyfriend has adjusted to things well. He's being very responsible about everything and supports me all he can. I feel very loved, and know that my baby girl is gonna be very loved as the first grandchild on both sides. Now I just have to cross my fingers and hope that there are no more complications--I'm almost halfway to the prize. I am anxiously waiting to feel Emily move for the first time, which should be happening soon. I'm excited about shopping and baby showers and decorating the nursery, and everything else that has to do with my daughter.

Thanks for reading my story.

Liz







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