Nausea that disappears, happy mood and renewed energy? The second trimester of pregnancy is often synonymous with fulfillment for the future mother . A period marked by the extraordinary development of the fetus with the appearance of its first movements, perceptible by the mother. Accompanied by a growing belly, pregnancy becomes concrete. But, the 2ᵉ trimester of pregnancy is also the establishment of medical monitoring and notorious physical changes . Téane Laboratories give you all their advice to fully understand this second trimester and take care of yourself. Discover in particular our anti-stretch mark routine for the 2nd trimester !
How does baby evolve during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?
During the 2nd trimester of pregnancy, the fetus experiences impressive growth . A fundamental stage during which your baby develops major organs such as limbs, heart, liver and lungs. For mom, the highlight of this trimester is feeling her baby move for the first time . An extraordinary experience that concretizes the pregnancy. The movements of the future baby show that his blood circulation is present throughout his little body, which makes possible the movement of his arms, legs and head.
On average, at the beginning of the second trimester, i.e. in the 4th month of pregnancy, the fetus weighs about 65 grams and measures about 10 centimeters. The end of the 2nd trimester of pregnancy is marked by the second ultrasound which generally allows you to know the sex of your future child. At this stage, your baby weighs an average of 850 grams and measures between 30 and 35 centimeters.
Second trimester of pregnancy: examinations and procedures?
The second trimester of pregnancy designates the moment when your compulsory medical examinations begin , which will take place once a month, until your delivery. During these appointments with your gynecologist or your midwife, several checks are carried out to ensure that your pregnancy is going well:
- weight control
- Blood pressure control
- Checking your baby's heartbeat
Then, certain specific examinations are carried out such as screening for gestational diabetes during the 6th month of pregnancy (O'Sullivan test which measures the blood sugar level). In the 5th month of pregnancy, you must perform the morphology ultrasound to check that your baby is developing normally. This is when you can find out the sex of your future child!
Future ma man: take care of your body
Although the second trimester of pregnancy is often referred to as the most enjoyable time for the expectant mother, your body is still going through big changes . Your belly grows over the weeks, your breasts grow and the pounds on the scale increase. If these physical changes are generally very well experienced, because they allow the future mother to proudly display her future birth, it is advisable to take care of yourself .
Here are some tips for preventing certain pregnancy-related ailments (constipation, fatigue, heavy legs, back pain, lower abdominal pain ) and taking care of your skin:
- Practice a gentle sports activity (yoga, swimming, walking): this helps control weight gain and minimize back and stomach pain
- Rest : get enough sleep and take a short nap when you can
- Adopt a balanced diet : in addition to ensuring reasonable weight gain, good nutrition is essential for your baby's development. This also helps to limit the onset of gestational diabetes! Don't forget to drink plenty of water to maintain a good level of hydration.
- Set up an anti-stretch mark routine : if you haven't yet opted for an anti-stretch mark routine , it's time to get started! Indeed, the earlier you start taking care of your skin, the more you reduce the risk of stretch marks and other skin problems.
We invite you to discover our 2nd trimester anti-stretch mark routine on our website! Our 1st stretch mark care cream to apply in the morning, supplemented by our generous soothing oil to put on in the evening. The cosmetics of Laboratoires Téane offer you real targeted care , formulated from natural and certified organic ingredients. A synergy of plants and oils that effectively fight against stretch marks. Also discover our 3rd trimester routine and fall for our Serene Pregnancy box !