Second Trimester

  • What medications can you take during pregnancy?

    by Melissa D. Jaramillo

  • Make your own ice cream concoction party

    Hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party is a perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. Learn how to make this event a success from first lick to last drip!

  • Risks with handling vaccines at work?

    QUESTION

    I work in Vet Clinic, Mainly Large Animal, Risk w/ Handling Vaccine

  • Pampered Pregnant Feet

    Expectant moms can use some special attention — especially to relieve tired, achy feet! Try pampering those tootsies and receive multiple benefits in return for both you and your baby!

  • Royal baby watch -- Due date revealed!

    The 'royal due date' has been announced for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- William and Kate! We're joining the world in anticipation as well as sharing what's happening at this stage for both mum and babe!

  • The pregnant gal's guide to wintertime exercise

    With cold winter winds howling outside, it can be very tempting for mom-to-be to skip the workout and opt to curl up comfy on the couch with a nice cup of hot cocoa. Resist ladies! Remember those important "end goals" -- easier labor, shorter delivery times, and faster recovery postpartum.

  • 10 ways to announce your pregnancy during the holidays

    Now's the time to let your friends and family in on your secret! Here are our Pregnancy.org members' top ten suggestions for announcing their pregnancy over the holidays.

  • Pregnant? Getting a flu shot could prevent autism for baby-to-be!

    The flu and fever are capable of creating more damage than previously thought! See why it's important to get a flu shot if you're pregnant!

  • Winter maternity clothes on a budget

    Do you need winter maternity clothes before your belly pops right out of your regular clothes -- ones that won't burst your budget? Try our tips for buying and wearing maternity clothes.

  • Incompetent Cervix

    I was pregnant with my second child. We found out at my 20 week ultra sound it was a little boy. At about 23 weeks I began to experience contractions and soon had my baby, a stillbirth.

  • Morning Sickness: It's Not Easy Being Green!

    The paradox of morning sickness: Few people ever really dwell on the trauma of it, because it is the famous first sign of a glorious occasion to come -- the birth of a child. That is true. It's also true that morning sickness can be debilitating, depressing and alienating. Baby or no baby.

  • Dying For A Change: Hair Color and Your Pregnancy

    If you're like many women, bleaching, dying, or highlighting your hair may be a regular part of your beauty regime. And if you're like most pregnant women, you probably have some hesitation or even a fear about continuing to color your hair while baby is in tow. Read on for tips to minimize baby's risk and for safe coloring alternatives.

  • The Plea of a ''Preggo''

    Have you ever noticed that a pregnant woman's body somehow becomes the subject of many comments, descriptions, insults, and various other acknowledgments?

  • Groundbreaking Discovery in the Treatment of Preeclampsia

    Scientists at Mercy Hospital for Women have made a "groundbreaking discovery" in the treatment of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal condition that affects 1 in 20 pregnancies and kills 60,000 women worldwide each year.

  • Rudeness and Pregnancy

    You are pregnant and glowing, basking in the idea of being a new parent. One disadvantage -- strangers suddenly feel the need to give you advice, tell you horror stories, and touch your growing belly. What is it about pregnancy that breaks down social barriers? And how can you fend off unwanted attention?

  • Perks of being pregnant

    Are you feeling like this "pregnancy thing" might not be all it's talked up to be? There are certain perks to being pregnant. Find out what they are!

  • Anti-depressants During Pregnancy

    Recently our news feeds have been flooded with bad news about pregnancy and anti-depressants. If you're depressed and expecting a baby, finding a treatment can feel like a balancing act over hot coals.

  • Not Feeling Movement in Second Trimester

    QUESTION

    Dear Midwife,
    Hello I'm 23 weeks and I'm not feeling my baby move as much as people say I should. I was just wondering if that was normal or if there was some thing wrong? Please write back.

  • Weight Loss During Pregnancy

    QUESTION

    Dear Fitness Expert,
    I'm 26 years old and 6 months pregnant with my first child. I have gained 25 pounds in the past 6 months. I'm 5'9 and approximately 230 pounds.

    I was a bit overweight before I got pregnant and I am having so much trouble trying to exercise. I can't keep up, I get tired too quickly, and can't breath. I used to belly dance and Irish dance for 12 years before I got pregnant so I'm used to being fit, though I've never been "tiny."

    I am really concerned that I'm not going to bounce back after pregnancy.

  • Morning Sickness: What to Pack for the Journey

    Morning sickness demands a plan -- a strategy -- for outsmarting your body and letting you feel in better control. To do that, you will need some basic tools... To start with, you will need a bigger bag -- something roomy enough to accommodate your needs. If you are feeling lousy, a little shopping excursion just might cheer you up!