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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I'm 16 years old, and 22 weeks pregnant. I'm planning to keep my baby, with my 19 year old boyfriend. His parents are letting me move in with them because my mom can't help me. She can't afford much, so his parents agreed to help as much as possible which i'm really greatful for.

I'm excited to have a baby in my life, at first I was really scared about it. which don't get me wrong I still am, but now i'm more happy about the idea. It's going to be really hard, but I don't believe in abortion, and I don't think i'm stong enough to give my baby away, so i'm going to do the best I can at being a mom. I just hope I can still finish school.

This is such a scary thing for me, and I hope that other people will help me along the way.



I am eighteen weeks along and feel blessed that i was able to feel the baby move as early as thirteen weeks. When the first movements happened i somehow knew it was my baby inside of me despite the fact this is my first pregnancy.

Just yesterday the baby was kicking almost every minute for three to four hours. Thats one way i know my baby is growing and getting stronger. On the 21st of this month i get to find out if it is a girl or boy and i am overwhelmed. I know when this baby is born that it will be the first best gift in life that i could ever achieve.

And though the journey of bringing a baby in to the world is tough some of the time, I hope to go through it again someday.


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Don't worry too much about the carrying high or low thing. Those are just old wives tales. But if you want to have some fun, there are some web sites that give you a little test to predict the sex of your baby. Here's one you can try:

But don't hold your breath on the internet tests.....I had a boy a few years ago, but the test told me I should have had a girl. My ultrasounds always indicated it was a boy and they were right. If you have any ultrasounds scheduled around 20 weeks or later, that's when you can usually see the gender unless the baby is shy. Amniocentsis, AFP, and other genetic tests like that are the only guarantees of accuracy though. (Not that you should ever have one of those just to find out the gender.) I have a friend who was pregnant with twins and her ultrasounds indicated that both were girls (she never had the genetic tests). She & her husband were quite surprised when two boys came out, especially after decorating in pink, pink, pink!!

Have fun guessing & good luck!!! :-)



I am currently fifteen weeks pregnant and this is my first pregnancy. I have been around alot of pregnant women while growing up and could never understand the whole carrying low or high. I have been told I was carrying low then I was told I was carrying high. This whole logical guess of the babies sex doesn't seem important, but I wish I could tell if I was having a boy or girl. If anyone in here is not a first time mom and can explain or differentate carrying low or high I would appreciate the help. Thanks!



Tren, I wouldn't worry too much about the abnormal pap. I also had an abnormal pap come back at the very beginning of my first pregnancy after the colposcopy it turned out I had severe displasia. This did not affect my child at all. After giving birth on my 6 week checkup they froze and removed the bad cells. The only problem I have now is with the new paps it looks positive for the same cells again but is infact just scar tissue left over from the first time. If not for my toximia I would have had a full term healthy child. He was still healthy just quite small but he has pulled through. The cells didn't do anything to hinder me either, in fact if the doc wouldn't have said anything about it I wouldn't even have known.

God Bless and happy pregnancy!


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