Second Month Pregnancy: Symptoms & Fetal Growth

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Second Month Pregnancy
Now that you are in the second month of pregnancy, you need to know everything about your body changes, symptoms and fetus growth week by week. With the body changes of the mother, the baby is also developing and the second month is said to be the most crucial phase for both. Take a look to know why.

The fetus grows from a blastocyst to embryo. Your baby's heart begins to beat from this second month of pregnancy. The fetus growth week by week is also faster and by the end of the month, the baby's head and bottom can be distinguished. The limb buds of the baby and the prime organs start developing in this phase.

For the mom to be, there isn't much difference. The bump is not very visible but there are some second month pregnancy symptoms.

1. She may have nausea (morning sickness) at any time of the day.
2. Mood swings
3. Breast tenderness and areola darkening.
4. Frequent Urination
5. Feel More Tired Than Usual.

You will visit your obstetrician or gynac for confirmation. The husband and family will be advised to take a better care of you for healthy pregnancy and baby. Prenatal care is the most important care.

By the end of fifth week the baby may look like a tadpole and there increase in its size. During this time the mother may also might have gained some weight which is normal. Clothes get tighter especially in the waist, bust and leg region.

A balanced nutrition is very important for the mother and fetal development. Bad habits such smoking or drinking need to be stopped right away. Folic acid and multivitamins are a must during this prenatal phase.

Bleeding during pregnancy (vaginal bleeding) may be abnormal and cannot be linked to the regular menstrual cycle. If the flow is too much then it may complicate pregnancy even more (atleast by 20%). Seek your gynac help if necessary.

Read more about: pregnancy care, prenatal care
Story first published: Friday, February 3, 2012, 14:42 [IST]
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