During the second trimester your baby will have an enormous growth spurt from just 40g to around 1Kg in weight.
By the end of this trimester your baby may be able to survive outside the womb, should he/she be born at this time.
Your Body and Symptoms
At this time in the pregnancy there is often a sense of wellbeing and an absence of symptoms. Many women report increased energy.
We also let you know about common symptoms you may be experiencing. Remedies to help with different stages of pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness and backache, and ideas on how to stay healthy during your pregnancy.
Symptoms to Watch Out For
Unfortunately not every pregnancy runs smoothly and when you display symptoms such as bleeding during pregnancy you can become very stressed and anxious. Our section lets you know of symptoms you should watch out for and when you should call your Doctor for help.
Your Care on the NHS
The NHS have a fairly similar care strategy for all pregnant women, unless complications arise, in which the strategy changes. We let you know of the care you should be receiving week by week from your NHS provider, your midwife and your GP.
Other Care Available
Private Harmony and Panorama prenatal screening is available at this time, which is especially important if you have had a high risk result for Down's Syndrome following a Nuchal Scan.
Private Anomaly Scans are available, with a Consultant Obstetrician if desired to check on fetal development.
Many women choose to visit a private midwife for extra support, if you are still suffering from morning sickness you may like to consult with private nutritionist for advice.
Our guide is not intended to replace the advice or information you gain from your health provider. Neither is it an exhaustive list of all the complications or symptoms you may experience during pregnancy. It is a light guide intended to be an extra to the medical advice you receive from those who take care of you during pregnancy.
If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to call our clinic.