The second trimester follows the first trimester, and after the first three months are over, the 4th month to the end of the 6th month is considered to be the 2nd trimester. An average pregnancy lasts for 9 months and 9 days and that is why there are three trimesters.
They have been divided into trimesters because most women experience similar symptoms and develop similarly in these periods. So doctors have neatly segregated the care, the weight gain process and the risks based on these three trimesters. Also, the level of care fro the pregnant woman and the unborn baby depends on the trimester.
In the 2nd trimester, actually every woman who is pregnant starts feeling better. The first sign is their improved appetite. Even weight gain becomes more evident in this trimester because most of the women who are pregnant are eating better at this time. In the 2nd trimester you may not notice any major changes in your physical appearance but one of the milestones is that the baby starts moving at this time. During the fifth month one fine day you will suddenly feel the baby move. It is a good feeling because now you are aware of the baby inside you and also are encouraged. That is why the 2nd trimester is a time of good feelings. However, at this time you still have to follow the doctor’s advice closely and act on what she says. You have to watch your health and diet as well.
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