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Finally you enter the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Most pregnant women find it easier to go through this pregnancy period than the first trimester. Even so, you should still try to maintain your he alth so that your pregnancy remains he althy until the time of delivery arrives
In this second trimester, you may already look like a pregnant woman because your belly has grown. Your baby's organs are already formed. If you talk to him, your little one can start to listen. Towards the end of the second trimester, at the 27th week of pregnancy, your little one may also become more active and move around a lot.At this time, usually pregnant women and fathers can feel fetal movements.
If you are curious about the gender of your baby, in this trimester, you can also start finding out what the gender is through ultrasound. This examination can be done while undergoing periodic pregnancy check-ups at the obstetrician.
Prepare This in 2nd Trimester Pregnancy
There are several things you can do to make your 2nd trimester of pregnancy feel comfortable and stay he althy until labor comes, namely:
1. Start buying special clothes for pregnant women
The clothes that you used to wear before pregnancy or in the early trimester of pregnancy may no longer fit to be worn at this time. This is because the size of the breast and uterus is getting bigger. So, it is advisable to buy some new comfortable maternity clothes.Don't need too much because your body size may still increase. Don't forget to also buy some dresses or blouses for work clothes.
2. Keep your mouth clean
The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can make you more susceptible to gum disease, such as gingivitis or gingivitis. These conditions can affect the development of the fetus in the womb.
During pregnancy, you are advised to brush your teeth with toothpaste that contains fluoride in the morning and evening. Don't forget to change your toothbrush every three months or if the bristles are worn out.
3. Apply lotion to the stomach
A dilated stomach or hormonal changes can trigger itching in the stomach of pregnant women. To overcome the discomfort, you can give a cold compress for a moment or apply lotion to the stomach area after every shower.
4. Start sleeping on your side
An enlarged stomach can make your sleep uncomfortable. Therefore, it is recommended that you sleep on the left side of your body.
Sleeping on your left side can improve blood circulation to the placenta and baby, while reducing swelling in your body. So that you are more comfortable sleeping in this sleeping position, tuck a pillow on your back or between your legs.
5. Come on, Kegel exercises
Pregnancy can make urine drip on its own when you laugh or cough. To overcome this, you can do Kegel exercises. This exercise can also tighten your vaginal and pelvic muscles, make sexual activity more enjoyable, and prevent hemorrhoids.
6. Take classes for pregnant women
By taking this class, you will be taught how to do gymnastics that is good and safe for your womb. Not only that, you can also meet fellow pregnant women and exchange stories about pregnancy.Some classes for pregnant women also hold yoga for pregnant women that can nourish the body and calm the mind.
In this 2nd trimester of pregnancy, you are also advised to continue to eat nutritious foods and prenatal vitamins, live a he althy lifestyle, drink lots of water, get more rest, and stay away from activities that can harm pregnancy.
If you feel any complaints during pregnancy in this second trimester, don't hesitate to immediately consult a gynecologist to get the right treatment.