Your body in the second trimester

By the fourth month you have left the critical phase of pregnancy, and the pregnancy symptoms subside. Now the second trimester begins. You produce the first colostrum, and skin discoloration "Linea Nigra" may occur.

In the second trimester, so at the beginning of the fourth month, you leave the critical stage of pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage decreases. Also common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and fatigue slacken, and the happy feelings about your baby gain the upper hand.

The concentration decreases

It may be that you verspürst an inner restlessness and excitement, and increases your forgetfulness. This is because your concentration and your short-term and long-term memory is limited. Especially when breastfeeding phase you will often disturbed in your deep sleep, leading to declines in the memory. Once you get your normal night's sleep again, the memory performance increases again. There is scientific evidence that brain mass shrinks slightly during pregnancy and increases again after giving birth.

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The belly bulges

In addition to these changes, the chest courtyards and nipples become darker because there melanin is stored. Your waistline is slowly beginning to wane, and a bulge below the navel is visible. You may have enhanced discharge and verspürst back pain. The increased blood flow to your gums swell, and you get bleeding gums. Therefore, oral hygiene is paramount.

The first colostrum is produced

Your breasts grow, and they produce the first colostrum (colostrum). Also, your face will change, because the liquid deposits swell it and look fuller. Here, also liquid in the shoulders, arms, legs and hips collected. In addition to the first stretch marks a vertical dark pigmentation the "linea nigra" can occur especially in dark-haired women in the mid-abdomen. This is slowly fading after birth.

More information about the second trimester

In our weeks of pregnancy and pregnancy calendar you can find more information about the development of your body and your baby:


first trimester

fertilization implantation 5th week 6th week
7th week 8th week 9th week 10th week
11th week 12th week 13th week

2nd trimester

14th week 15th week 16th week 17th week
18th week 19th week 20th week 21 weeks
22 weeks 23 weeks 24th week 25th week
26th week 27th week

3rd trimester

28th week 29 weeks 30th week 31 weeks
week 32 33. week 34th week 35th week
36th week 37th week 38th week 39th week
40th week 41. week birth childbed

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