The Second Trimester of Pregnancy



During the second trimester, you are getting used to your new body and growing baby. In this section, you will get a diagram of your body and your baby at this stage, and you will learn about childbirth education classes, advantages of breastfeeding, prenatal care visits during this trimester, the impact your pregnancy has on your sexual desire, and the risks and benefits of special diagnostic tests.

Continue to "Your Body: What's Happening" journey to parenthood

Most recent page update: 9/9/2010


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Founded in 1918, Childbirth Connection has joined forces with and become a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Together, these two women's health powerhouses are transforming maternity care in the United States.
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