Bring on the second trimester full of hope that being pregnant is actually not that bad. The second trimester of pregnancy is the easiest one of all because you will feel like yourself again. You are going to have more energy which is always great. So many exciting things to look forward to like, knowing the sex of your baby and planning your baby shower or getting started on your baby’s nursery.
I honestly loved being in the second trimester of both of my pregnancies because first of all, I looked pregnant, I had the energy to cook, clean, and work. Also, during the second trimester you start to eat and enjoy the food more and guess what!? You will also feel your baby move for the first time!
So, today I’m so excited to be sharing with you 8 things that you can expect during your second trimester. From how you will physically feel, to what important doctor appointments you will have to everything in between.
Being pregnant is such a wonderful and blessed time in a women’s life and I know that when we’re pregnant we are curious to know a little more of what to expect during each trimester. So, here’s a little more information about the second trimester!
8 things you can expect during your second trimester
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1.Morning sickness symptoms disappear or reduces
When my second trimester came around I was feeling amazing. During my first trimester, I had morning sickness (feeling nauseas, not actually vomiting) with my twin pregnancy and boy was I happy not to be feeling so miserable. I had no trace of nausea or feeling yucky throughout the day and that gave me a boost of confidence.
So for most women, morning sickness usually goes away during their second trimester which is such good news and something to look forward to, right?
Keep in mind:
There are some pregnant mamas who experience morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy.
2.You have more energy
Hello second trimester, hello energy! The first trimester sort of sucks the life out of you and then the second trimester gives it back. Get excited because during your second trimester you will feel a burst of energy coming out of nowhere. You will have the energy to wake up every morning to go to work, stay awake, cook, clean the house and even play with your kids. It’s great 🙂
During your second trimester your body has already accommodated it self to your growing belly and so you feel less tired and more you!
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3.Sex drive increases
I bet your hubby or partner is super happy with this one *wink* *wink*. But, yes your sex drive will increase and you will find yourself enjoying sex again. You know, because during your first trimester, that word didn’t exist. My advice is just to have fun, don’t do anything crazy and bond with your partner. Always, seek advice from your doctor if you’re not sure of what sex position is okay to do while pregnant, you shouldn’t feel embarrass because it’s totally normal!
Keep in mind:
Remember to follow your instincts and what you feel is right. If you’re not ready to start having sex again, simply discuss with your partner because they will understand. Again, have fun and enjoy 🙂
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4.Find out sex of your baby
Okay, this is by far the most anticipated date during both of my pregnancies, I’m that pregnant mama who absolutely can not wait to find out the sex of their baby. You can bet that during your second trimester you will find out the sex of your baby (if you want to and if baby wants to show) and it will be so exciting for both your partner 🙂
Keep in mind:
There are so many different ways to reveal the sex of your baby to your family that you shouldn’t have a problem coming up with a special way to announce it. Also, include your little ones if you have, that way they can be part of the experience.
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5.You feel like yourself again
During your second trimester you will feel back to your old self again. You will have your energy back, you will start getting back your appetite and just being the fun loving person that we all know and love. The food network will not make you nauseas anymore and you will be able to basically do the things that you were used to doing before getting pregnant.
This is what to expect during the second trimester, by far the most dreaded day by most if not all pregnant women or just me. During your second trimester you will have to take a glucose exam, this is done to check for gestational diabetes. The glucose exam usually takes about an hour and you will have to drink the glucose ( taste like fruity soda) in 5 minutes. Then you have to wait for an hour after drinking it because a blood sample will be taken. That’s it my pregnant friend, it’s not bad at all.
Keep in mind:
If the test comes back positive then you will have to take a more intensive glucose exam which will take 3 hours to determine if you really have gestational diabetes. Of course, always consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about the glucose exam and about your results.
7.No food aversions, more eating
Since your morning sickness is starting to disappear, your appetite will grow and you will start eating more food. Your food aversions are most likely gone by now and food actually sounds and looks appetizing to you at this point. Remember to eat and enjoy your meals but do not over eat or think that you have to eat every food on this planet in one sitting. You will start noticing your growing bump and with that your appetite will also grow 🙂
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8.You finally look pregnant
Yay! What to expect during the second trimester? You will definitely look pregnant girl! Let’s celebrate that and start getting ready to buy a few maternity clothes that you will need sooner than later. Enjoy your growing bump, take pictures and show off your beautiful pregnancy!
More awesome things to expect during your second trimester!
- You will start to feel your baby move or feel “flutters”, this is called “quickening”. How exciting!
- You may notice these changes in your body due to being pregnant.
- Your baby is growing fast during the second trimester too ( hair,nails, toes, eyelids, fingers among other things will fully form)
If you are experiencing severe headaches,abnormal swelling, blurry visions, severe abdominal pain please consult with your doctor immediately as this could be a more serious health issue.
The second trimester is sort of the “smooth” trimester because your body starts to adjust to your growing belly and you finally have energy! There are so many things that goes on during this trimester that you are going to love. For example, finding out the sex of your baby and feeling back to your old self.
Let’s not forget that you finally will have appetite to eat and enjoy the food that you are eating, feeling your baby move for the first time is another perk of the second trimester. Guess what? You will finally look pregnant and people will not assume that you just had a big lunch.
The second trimester is definitely my favorite trimester to be on and I think it will be yours too. Enjoy your pregnancy and all of the experiences it comes with.