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Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

What basic changes does my baby go through in the second trimester?

Re: What basic changes does my baby go through in the second trimester?

The Bump Expert

In the second trimester (weeks 14 to 28), baby goes through major development, forming more detail and getting all of those brand new body parts into working order. His organs further develop and start functioning, getting ready for life in the outside world. He also grows eyebrows, eyelashes and fingernails (aww!), and his wrinkly skin becomes covered with fine hair (called lanugo) and a waxy protective coating (called vernix). In the second trimester you'll have the option of finding out baby's gender, as the genitals develop and can be viewed during an ultrasound (usually at your 20 week appointment). You'll start to feel baby too, as the little acrobat starts flipping and kicking around. In addition, by the end of trimester two baby will be able to swallow, hear, pee and suck his thumb.

Nestpert: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. Your pregnancy and birth. 4th ed. Washington, DC: ACOG; 2005.

Erin Walters

re: Q: Fetus in second trimester?

We saw our baby sucking on his toes (ultrasound) at 19 weeks. It was so cute

Devyns_Momma |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

our baby girl as they said at the ultrasound was sucking her thumb... it was amazing!! So excited about the whole process

Rachaeld5 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

Our little boy was having the hiccups while doing the ultrasound. I thought his poor chest was going to break. I nicknamed him my rockem sockem kid because he looked like he was punching the air like the game. LOL

gibmania |

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I saw my little boy in a prayer like position...his hands were clasped right in front of his face and then he stuck out one of his fingers in a charlie's angel gun pose. It was wonderful just to see him :)

kawista9 |

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our baby yawned at 17 weeks...lol

2bwed07 |

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Our baby was flipped over on all fours and appeared to be CRAWLING up the uterus wall and feeling all of her surroundings! The doctor just paused...and we all had a GOOD laugh.

Cuddlebucket |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

i HAD AN ULTRASOUND AT 22 WKS AND MY BABY BOY WAS YAWNING AND WAVING HIS HAND, OOH AND I DID SEE AS THE dr SAID HE WAS NOT GOING TO BE A SHY YOUNG LIL BOY. hE WAS THERE WITH HIS LEGS WIDE OPEN. AWWWW PRICELESS MOMENTS!!!!!!!!! IM soo excitedddddddd

isha86 |

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We had our ultrasound at 18 a half weeks & saw our baby girl with her hand next to her head like she was posing !!! So cute!! And her little mouth moving. Doctor says she was drinking fluid. So adorable!!!!

4499tracy |

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I am pregnant with my first baby and have my ultrasound in 17 days to find out what the sex is!!! We had an ultrasound at 9 weeks but the little bugger was moving around so much we couldn't even get a measurement on him/her!! It was so fun, same with the appointment when we got to hear his/her heart beat!! The baby was just squirmin all around, it made me tear up!!! I love reading all the weekly changes that are going on!! Its so fun to know I'm making something, with a bit of help from dad! :)

KatherineB23 |

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We are going in for an ultrasound tomorrow, or today i guess. I'll be almost 18 weeks so hopefully we'll be able to see if it's a boy or a girl. I keep calling it him or her in front of people and they're all like oh so it's a girl? And i'm just like no but i don't like calling my baby it all the time!

mandie3548 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

i seen my baby girl at 19 weeks and she looked crunched cuz i had to pee really bad and then she was sucking her thumb and waving at us it was so cute. and i felt her kick at 20 weeks and she was kicking her dad lol she likes her room!

kortnieloo |

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I haven't had any symptoms this is my second baby and I am nervous because I am feeling great. I was sick with my first. I need some convincing any ideas? Nine weeks tommorrow.

kpeek |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

@ kpeek, i'm 12 weeks with my first and the ONLY symptom i've had is acne! no morning sickness, no dizziness, no cravings... EVERY woman and EVERY pregnancy is different, so don't freak if you're not having any symptoms! as long as doctor says everything is alright and you're not experiencing severe pain and/or bleeding, you're alright and so is LO:) (actually, another symptom I had was menstrual-like cramping until 9 weeks, then it went away completely... the pain was even worse with orgasm! i thought there was something wrong but apparently that can be normal) First ultrasound in 8 weeks- I CAN'T wait to see baby! Everyone says it's the best feeling during pregnancy- I sure hope so!

katiexbones13 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

at 17 weeks and 5 day they could not tell me the sex of my baby the lady who did the ultrasound said she could see both parts if she held it one way it was a boy if she would moved it the other way she could see girl so i am so freaking out... What if it is both?

kristinah25 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

I would not say freaking out should be an option. She may not be as experienced as other ultrasound technicians. They'll be able to tell later, so give it more time. Another suggestion, use evidence-based resources for your information like medlineplus.gov, mayoclinic.com, womenshealth.gov. I have been a registered nurse for 16 years and frequently see TONS of misinformation passed along on message boards. More often than not, it's rare to have an occasion to "freak out" over.

pjgordonrn |

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We had a level 2 ultrasound done last week and we found out that we are having a boy. We are so excited, all is good with him the DR said so it just to wait for him to come.. 19 weeks - BTW the fresh little one was not shy - he spread open so that they could see his stuff..

vsjroberts |

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i got to see our little boy at 19 weeks. i didnt see him sucking his thumb it was too small but he was not allowing us to see the gender so the tech went under his little butt. it was cute and i did get a photo of eyes,hands heartbeat/heartrate.. it was cool either way.. maybe later i'll see more action.

rebjerg28 |

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im 18 weeks in and havent seen my little one since i went in at 7 1/2 weeks.

mommiespeanut2011 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

My ultrasound is on may4th...reading all your experiences is driving me crazy now..I am so excited to know the gender,so that i can relate to my baby..I am waitng..Weight of the waiting is heaviest of all , Moments are stuck like a picture on a wall .....tensed too about baby growth n all...thanks for all sharing ur experiences..I am 18 weeks pregnant now

luvmybaby1 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

I'm 21 weeks pregnant with my first baby and when I got the ultra-sound 2 weeks ago, she moved NON-STOP and always lounges her feet against where my belly button is. She likes to play with her fingers, I noticed. She's sooo cute!

HelloxDerrxBeautiful |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

I am 21 weeks pregnant with my first child. Last week I found out my husband and I were having a little boy. He took forever to show us his parts, but he finally showed everything. It made me so happy. The tech told me he had the most prettiest heart she had ever seen. My little boy was only shy about showing his face to us. I can't wait to see this little boy.

eoh2009 |

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I'm 17 weeks 5 days and found out at exactly 17weeks we are having a little girl. She was being a lady with her legs crossed and wasn't showing us her goods. The tech had to shake my belly to try to move her around a bit, once we got her where we wanted her, she was off again...but partially my fault. Noone told me not to empty my bladder before going but I was about to Pop! Next time I know not to empty no matter how bad you have to go and maybe we can get better pictures of her, that's if its still a her :)

WelcomeBabyLanclos |

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i am waiting for my new baby now, i am still can use this tutorial haha, but i will be here again soon :) - Jasa Seo

romi2 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

i saw my son holding himself during my ultrasound. he has a strong heartbeat. and all of this indigestion is killing me. i wonder if he is going to come out with a head full of hair

Tbaby156 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

Our baby was flipped over on all fours and appeared to be CRAWLING up the uterus wall and feeling all of her surroundings! male enhancement The doctor just paused...and we all had a GOOD laugh.

davidcrawford123 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

I think I may be a rare case, This is my third child and I had an ultrasound last weds because we just found out I was pregnant. They ultrasound tech said that it's a girl! With two boys already I'm pumped, but curious because it seems really early. Is that evven possible?

Mama2JLTJ |

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I am 24 weeks and I now have started to get kolostrum it's clear. It looks just like pre-nut from a man.

Jaquana&Leon |

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I'm 21 weeks and i haven't felt the baby kick yet is this normal?

urbansgirl09 |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

Your baby starts hearing certain sounds, such as your heartbeat, by about the 18th week of pregnancy. After the 18th week, the baby’s hearing improves and he or she will be able to hear your voice. Mainan Thomas Mainan Balita

sosmed |

Q&A: Fetal development in second trimester?

Fetal development takes on new meaning in the second trimester. Highlights might include finding out your baby's sex and feeling your baby move. Pengobatan Keputihan Akibat Jamur | Pemutih Wajah Aman Bpom | Lulur thailand

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