Second Trimester

Ask questions here about what to expect during the second trimester, weeks 13 to 27 of your pregnancy.

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Women's Health
Second Trimester

Is discharge after intercourse normal?

Yes. However, if the discharge has a strange smell, color, or consistency (ex. yellow or thicker than normal), you should consult with your doctor because that could be an indication of infection.

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Pregnancy Tests
Pregnancy - hCG Levels
Second Trimester

What are normal hemoglobin levels at 25 weeks of pregnancy?

12

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Ultrasounds
Fetal Development
Second Trimester

How fast should a baby's heartbeat be at 10 and a half weeks?

at 10 1/2 weeks a babies heartbeat should be between 140 and 150

Not all pregnancies are the same, i should know, I'm having my 6th one. From what i was told with my pregnancies, was that for boys, the normal beat would be between 130/139 and for girls 140/150. If it's much over or much under, only your ob doctor can tell you if it's ok or not. I'm 30 weeks now and my doctor told me the beat was 152, i was worried because my other daughter didn't have it that high and on top of that, he told me i was having a boy. My ob says that as long as the heart beat stays between 120 to 160, it should be fine. Again, it all depends on your doctor. This early in the pregnancy, i definitely would suggest to get a pro's opinion.

ACOG expanded their guidelines to include heartbeats from 110-160 as a normal range during pregnancy.

Although, as you get closer to term, more important factors contribute to good fetal heart tones (FHTs) than just heart rate including variability, absence of decels, presence of accels, and a reactive strip.

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Trimesters
Second Trimester

Is dizziness in the second trimester normal?

Dizzyness in the second trimester is normal! Many women experience a drop in blood pressure as the body tries to adjust to an increase in blood volume.

The typical pattern is lower than normal blood pressure in the second trimester followed by a slow rise in the third trimester which we hope doesn't go up much above your non-pregnant blood pressure!

If you are feeling dizzy from low blood pressure, try to stay cool (I always got dizzy in the shower!), lie down, and drink some water.

You may also be dizzy from low blood sugar because the baby goes through several growth spurts in the second trimester which can really make mom hungry! If you think this is why you are dizzy, drink juice or something which will give you quick sugar, then eat some protein to keep your blood sugar level up long-term.

If you are dizzy a lot, have other symptoms (such as blurry vision or headache), or faint, please call your practitioner!

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Second Trimester

Is loss of appetite common during pregnancy especially during the fourth month?

Yes, your body will have complete control of you. But you still need to stay healthy and hydrated. If it gets out of control you should go to your OBGYN.

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Fetal Development
Second Trimester

How many months pregnant is twenty three weeks?

4.3 weeks per month average 23 / 4.3 = 5+ months

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Women's Health
Spotting While Pregnant
Menstruation
Second Trimester

Is it normal to have pink discharge?

This could be a mixture of semen and blood, if you recently had sex without a condom.

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could be Implantation bleeding which you get 11 days or more after period or something

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Women's Health
Second Trimester

Is it normal for your discharge to smell?

Yes, your vaginal discharge should have a scent: it should smell musky but clean and will change throughout your menstrual cycle, the scent will also change when you're aroused.

If your vagina smells bad then its a sign something isn't right, short-term it may be that you need to shower, maybe it's been a hot day or you've been working out, a temporary pH imbalance as a result of getting soaps near your genitals or having sex is common too. It the bad odour continues it may be a vaginal infection or a sexually transmitted infection, the most common cause of bad vaginal odour is Bacterial Vaginosis which is a bacteria infection that causes a fishy or foul odour.

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Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Second Trimester

Is it normal to lose weight during the second trimester of your pregnancy?

No.

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Second Trimester
Pregnancy Activities and Exercises
Roller Coasters

How bad is riding a roller coaster during your second trimester?

I know its not safe if you want to know specifics on why ask your doctor.

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Alcoholic Beverages
Wine and Champagne
Second Trimester
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy

Can drinking wine affect implantation?

yes. it can effect the baby

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Pregnancy
Tigers
Second Trimester

How many months of pregnancy is thirty weeks?

to answer this question you just need to use your head and a bit of maths skills. the answer to this question is actually seven months and two weeks, unless you have some extra days added on then add that to this answer. There are 4 weeks in every month, therefore 30 divided 4 = 7.5 months

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Fetal Development
Second Trimester

How many months pregnant are you at eleven weeks?

2.75 2months and 3 weeks

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Spotting While Pregnant
Second Trimester

How long is the second trimester of pregnancy?

Trimester= three simesters. If pregnancy lasts nine months, common sense would lead me to believe the 2nd trimester is three months.

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Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Ultrasounds
Fetal Development
Second Trimester

How fast should a baby's heartbeat be at 14 weeks?

An average babies heart rate is anywhere from 120-180beats per minute. My baby had a heart rate of 168 at my 12 week ultrasound.

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Second Trimester
Pregnancy Activities and Exercises
Roller Coasters

Is riding a roller coaster a definite risk of having a miscarriage?

Yes. Definitely

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Pregnancy
Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Tigers
Second Trimester

How many months of pregnancy is seventeen weeks?

4 months and 1 week.

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Pregnancy Symptoms
Trimesters
Second Trimester

Is it normal to have discharges in your second trimester?

As long as it doesn't contain blood, yes it is completely normal to have a mucus discharge through the end of the 3rd trimester.

If you are questioning a normal/abnormal discharge or you think your bag of water is leaking, call your doctor to confirm.

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Second Trimester

Is it normal to have 2.5 cms cervical length during 18 weeks of pregnancy?

During pregnancy, a woman's cervix can measure between 2.5 - 4.0 cm with the average being close to 3.0 cm. As the due date approaches, the cervix becomes shorter (effacement). At 18 weeks, you probably had your cervix measured during your level 2 sonogram. If you are concerned that your length is a little lower than the average, you can get a second opinion. There can be some degree of technician error and you could have a higher reading the second time. A cervical length less than 1.5 cm during the second trimester is associated with preterm birth. In such cases, woman are limited to strict bed rest.

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Pregnancy
Second Trimester

Is it normal to lactate in the second trimester of pregnancy?

Suppose so...

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First Trimester
Second Trimester
False Pregnancy Test

What is the most important trimester in pregnancy?

The first three months while your baby is busy developing

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Menstruation
Migraine Headaches
Second Trimester

What are the best sleep positions during menstruation to prevent leakage?

The best position is the fetal position, curled into a ball. I used to use that position when I was growing up. Never flat on your back or stomach. Hoped that helped.

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Pregnancy
Menstruation
Second Trimester

You have noticed that you have a pink discharge in the middle of your cycle which has lasted now for 4 days is this normal?

You may have a infection of sort and the dischange is just mixing with your cycle however, wait and see if it is still happening after your cycle as it may just be nothing. When we are on our cycle it is a natural way to cleanse and may just be that - it has been known to happen. If you find that it is still happening without your cycle you should be checked for any bacterial infection (such as yeast) and have an STD test done as well.

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Pregnancy
Fetal Development
Second Trimester

How many months pregnant are you at sixteen weeks?

At 16 weeks you are 4 months pregnant.

4 weeks= 1 month. :]]

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Pregnancy
Second Trimester

How many months pregnant are you at 24 weeks?

6 months 24 weeks / (4 weeks per month) = 6 months

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