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Second Trimester. Of the mother. OF PAIN!!!!!!. By: Ryan & Keith. Oh, what’s that?. Its Fat! During the second Trimester the pregnant woman starts to put on weight The hands, ankles, and feet start to swell. The breasts and the uterus start to expand

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Second trimester

Second Trimester

Of the mother

OF PAIN!!!!!!

By: Ryan & Keith


Oh what s that

Oh, what’s that?

  • Its Fat!

  • During the second Trimester the pregnant woman starts to put on weight

  • The hands, ankles, and feet start to swell.

  • The breasts and the uterus start to expand

  • The rapid expansion is very likely to cause stretch marks


Just look at this

Just look at this…

  • You will get significantly bigger during pregnancy.


Unless you have a miscarriage

Unless you have a miscarriage..

  • But not to worry, A miscarriage is much less common in the second trimester

    • It actually almost never happens during the second trimester.

  • Common causes (if it does happen) of Miscarriages in the second trimester would be:

    • Malformations of the uterus

    • Premature opening of the cervix

    • Or diseases


Weeks 15 24

Weeks 15-24

  • These weeks can be seen as a relaxation period for the mother

  • She is becoming more and more comfortable with the new baby

  • The mental and physical stress is becoming more accustom to the mother


Week 15

Week 15

  • The mother begins to feel the kicks, twists and turns

  • The fingernails and toenails are growing and the mother may be able to feel them

  • Hair is also beginning to grow


Week 20

Week 20

  • Immunities are being transferred from the mother to the baby now

    • These immunities will protect the baby from viruses

  • Baby can now hear the sounds outside the womb so it is advised to avoid loud places


Weeks 21 27

Weeks 21-27


2 nd trimester complications

2nd Trimester Complications

  • The two major problems during the second trimester are the incompetent cervix and placental abruption

  • Incompetent cervix is when the cervix is weak and opens before the baby is ready to be born


Placental abruption

Placental abruption

  • A large loss of blood or hemorrhage may require blood transfusions and intensive care after delivery

  • The uterus may not contract properly after delivery so the mother may need medication to help her uterus contract


Second trimester

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