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Meet Your OB/GYN Specialist

Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester ChangesEmbarazo: Los cambios en el segundo trimestre

Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester Changes

Image Each day, you and your baby are changing and growing together. Here's a quick look at what's happening to both of you.

How You Are Changing

Even when you don't notice it, your body is adapting to meet the needs of your growing baby. The changes in your body might also affect your moods.

Your Body

Your uterus expands as baby grows. As the weeks go by, you will feel more pressure on your bladder, stomach, and other organs. You may notice some skin color changes on your forehead, nose, or cheeks.

Your Moods

The second trimester is often easier than the first. Still, be prepared for mood swings. These are due to the increase in hormones (chemicals that affect the way organs work) produced by your body. These mood swings are a normal part of pregnancy.

How Your Baby Is Growing

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Month 4

Baby's heartbeat may be heard with a Doppler (hand-held ultrasound device). Baby has eyelashes, nails, and hair.

Month 5

You may feel your baby move. After a growth spurt, your baby nears 10 inches.

Month 6

Baby's fingerprints have formed. Your baby weighs about 2 pounds and is about 12 inches long.

 

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