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Second trimester

Second trimester

Baby's growth and development during months four, five and six of pregnancy.

Jump to the second trimester of your pregnancy week-by-week in the BootsWebMD image gallery.

Pregnancy can affect your hair and skin in a variety of ways.

Learn more about the ways your vision might change during pregnancy.

Stretch marks are very common in pregnancy with up to nine out of 10 women experiencing them.

Tests and milestones of second trimester

A guide to antenatal tests in the second trimester of pregnancy.

One of the most exciting moments in pregnancy is feeling baby kicking.

Amniocentesis is performed to look for certain types of genetic abnormalities and birth defects.

If the placenta lies low in the uterus, this is called placenta praevia or low-lying placenta.

Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are forms of high blood pressure that occur during pregnancy.

Second trimester discomforts

Round ligament pain is due to normal changes during pregnancy.

Stretch marks are common in pregnancy, affecting around eight out of 10 women.

Fatigue can be a common problem during pregnancy.

Some breathlessness is common and normal as pregnancy progresses.

The pregnancy hormone progesterone may cause a woman to feel faint or dizzy.

Just for fun

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