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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Baby Number Two:)

I'm currently 18 weeks pregnant with my second baby :) I was extremely ill this go round, but about two weeks before Christmas it decided to let up, finally at 16 weeks! I haven't thrown up since, YAY :) I'm really starting to feel much better, emotionally and physically. I guess that's why they call this the honeymoon trimester:) (Knock on wood, I don't want it to end!)

With my first, my lovely little boy, I wasn't ill at all and only 18 when I found out I was pregnant. My then boyfriend had a horrible time dealing with, as he was only 18 as well. I mention this story, because I've read many stories on here about girls who got pregnant around that same age. When our son was about one yr. old, my boyfriend finally started to come around, we were growing up.

By 21 we both had great careers and were building our first house. You can do it! We married this past May, and that's when I decided to come off birth control, as we didn't want our second to be too much older than our first. I became pregnant within 3 months! I wasn't expecting it to be that soon.

My son will be four and a half when the new baby arrives. I'm so happy to experience pregnancy again and for it to be a wonderful thing and all our family is extremely excited. It is really hard to have a baby young, but you so can do it. My son is the love of both my husband’s and my life. I can't wait to experience that love x2 :)

Although, no more! We're done!


scared and exicted

I'm am 28 years old and my husband and I are expecting are first child. I am very excited and also very scared. When I was between 6 and 7 weeks pregnant I had to go to the ER 2 different times because I was spotting. I was so scared. But thanks to a lot of prayers everything so far has been alright. But I still can't shake the fear of something happening,

I am 17 weeks and I already love this baby so much. One fear I have is going into preterm labor. Working at a hospital hasn't helped the worry much either. But hopefully with a lot a prayers and hope I will get to see my little miracle soon.

Good luck to all and I will keep you all in my prayers.



I was in a relationship about 4 or 5 months that ended. I didn't notice at the end of the relationship that I had missed my period, because I have a really bad memory. I never was very good at keeping track of it, and it had always been really irregular. After the relationship ended, I either didn't even notice (for some reason) that I wasn't getting my period because I was too stressed (I'm a 17-year-old living on my own), or I credited it to stress. But I started to grow bigger, and a couple of people asked me if I was pregnant, which made me self-conscious, so I got a test done. I found that I am almost 20 weeks pregnant, which was quite a surprise to me.

At first I felt really degraded, even though I'm not promiscuous at all. But I plan to put my baby up for adoption, and I've been thinking; I'm a lot more excited about being pregnant now than I was at first. My current boyfriend is extremely supportive, for which I am grateful. When we go to sleep he kisses me and says goodnight, then kisses my stomach and says, "Goodnight, baby." And as for the whole adoption thing, I've been thinking about it, and I'm really excited that I can give the biggest gift of all to someone who may not otherwise be able to have children of their own.

Children are a gift from God, and I find it so amazing that I am able to grow one. It's such a beautiful thing. Yes, at times it can be uncomfortable and inconvenient, but we as women are truly blessed to be able to do this. Congratulations to all of us!


miracles happen if you just believe

My first pregnancy started out all wrong. My husband and I had just gotten married and we found out we were pregnant 2 months later. I was sick as a dog. Smells, motion and even looking at people walking past made me want to throw up. Throughout this pregnancy, I lost 25-30 pounds. We went to our 1st ob visit at 3 months and they couldn't find a strong heartbeat.

I was referred to have a level 2 right away that same day. And the news was devastating... we were told that my precious baby Abel had a cystic hygroma that was preventing Abel from getting enough oxygen and growth. My doc asked me if I wanted to have selective abortion and I was deeply offended. I wanted to give this baby every chance that it could have. Well, unfortunately, at around 5 1/2 months during another level 2, I was told that the baby had passed. I was crying and crying. They had to induce labor for me. I was so depressed and emotional, that I didn't even look at my baby when he came out. That is one thing that I regret to this day.

We got pregnant again 3 months after that. I was sick as a dog again! I was so worried that I might have the same problems, but the doc was able to find the heartbeat right away. But alas! At 3 months, I was in a car accident. I went to the emergency room and they told me that everything was fine. And my next appointment was just 2 weeks away. When I went to my appt, they couldn't find a heartbeat. Level 2 again... was told that my baby passed about 2 weeks ago, around the time of the accident. I had a D&C with this one.

We decided that I was too traumatized at losing 2 babies in such a short period of time and we stopped trying. My weight shot up and was told that I was having prolactin level problems. Then all of a sudden, I stopped having my periods. I was checked for everything: thyroid, PCOS, etc. I had one MRI after another. I also found out that I have chronic Hepatitis B.

Two years after, we went to a fertility specialist ... by referral, and she refused to help me because of my Hep B. So, defeated and embarassed, I thought that people w/ Hep B couldn't be treated.

We asked our pastor and church members to pray for us ... 5 years later, I finally confessed to my doc what the specialist said. My doc got angry and said that was not true. She suggested that I see someone else. I decided to and they put me on clomid for 3 months. Nothing happened... they decided to check my hubby. He was ok. Then they decided that they were going to stop treatment. I was devastated and couldn't understand. I finally sat down with my ob and asked what my options were. He said IVF. Then I told him that I was reading up on blocked tubes. He said, “didn't we check you up on that already?” I was like, “No.” You see, my file was a couple hundred pages so it was very easy to miss.

I went in to have a dye test. It was very, very painful because the lady that did it messed up 3 times! I was crying and my blood pressure shot up. I had to stay a couple hours for them to monitor me. Well, I had blocked tubes.

My ob asked me if I wanted to have a laparoscopy to confirm the blocked tube. I said, yeah sure... I was so desperate. Sometimes they can correct the blocked tubes during surgery. In my case, they couldn’t. My tubes were completely messed up.
My ob told me that there was no chance whatsoever that I would ever be able to have a normal pregnancy.

I cried to my husband and told him that I was not a woman. Why do certain people who want babies so badly never get them, but people who don't keep having them? I was very angry, depressed, and had thoughts that my husband was going to leave me because I couldn't give him a baby.

My husband was very supportive and suggested that we look into IVF and if that didn't work, we could always adopt. My husband also told me to have faith and that God will answer our prayers. I was angry and told him that he's not a woman and he doesn't understand how it feels not to be able to conceive. He kept saying have faith, have faith. Finally I felt bad. And said, “sorry God, please forgive me. I know you will answer our prayers and remember us.”

2 months later I took a pregnancy test just because I take one every month.... I was PREGNANT! I was shocked! And scared. I thought that because my tubes were blocked, I couldn't get pregnant... then I thought I was having a tubal pregnancy. I called up my ob and told them. While crying, they said they wouldn't be able to do anything until I was in my 6th week. So finally the 6th week came and we had an ultrasound. Everything was where it should be. We were so happy! The doc asked me if I was having any symptoms yet. And I said not yet.

Surprise... this pregnancy has been so easy on me, I find it hard to believe that I am pregnant. I haven't been sick vomiting. I can eat anything. I haven't had the hormone emotional problems yet. It’s like I'm not even pregnant.

We had the level 2 ultrasound to make sure everything was OK. My husband made a bet that it was a girl because the baby moves so much... but surprise, it's a BOY.
I am now 22 weeks and grateful that I've made it this far. Please pray that I carry this baby to term. We already picked out a name Zachariah, meaning God has remembered.
Miracles do happen. Congrats to everyone!



Right now I am 16 weeks pregnant. I found about me being pregnant pretty early, even before the ultrasound could detect anything. The test showed a very blurry second line, which of course was a pretty big shock for me and my boyfriend, as we were not planning on having a baby any sooner than 2 years later! That night and the next day was a nightmare, as I saw my boyfriend in real agony over the decision, and his uncertainty made me feel very unconfident too. But I wanted this child!!

The next day we went to a doctor, who tried to do ultrasound, but could not because it was too small, it was only 3 weeks according to my last menstrual day!!! We had to take time apart for about 10 days to decide for each of us what we really wanted, and even though we were pretty far along we still couldn’t get off the phone crying and trying to see what’s the best. Just like us, our families wanted different things. My family was more supportive, and telling us that a baby can be only for joy, and his family was suggesting termination, because otherwise he would ruin his life. He is only 22 so it’s understandable.

After that, we went through a very big fight... He decided for the termination, and me deciding to handle it alone if needed and which would lead our relationship to end... After a long week of hesitation and going back and forth I was tired of everything and thought maybe he is right... So I gave him a right to decide alone, and very next day we went to see a doctor... And there for the first time we heard tiny little life pounding inside of me...Our babies heartbeat...My boyfriend had a tear in his eyes and kept on repeating, its a life, its a life.... So instead of signing papers for abortion we signed for prenatal care checkup and headed home happy as ever.

And now we are 16 weeks, I feel my baby moving a week ago, and having a little lamp on my stomach in the mornings, such a great feeling!! But of course not everything was so appealing, I had to cope with morning sicknesses that there were moments when I regret about being pregnant, and now as second trimester started, I feel great! I feel more energetic if before even getting up in the mornings was hard, I don’t feel any more nausea, and the great thing is I start to realize that I’m actually going to have a baby!!
Next week we are going to have another check up and maybe we will be able to know if it’s a girl or a boy!!


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