Most pregnant women say the second trimester is the easiest. But there are still big changes taking place! Here you'll learn about your changing belly, your health, and your baby's growth and development during the second trimester.
We've partnered with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM), Johns Hopkins, and the March of Dimes to create this unique peak into Baby's development inside the womb. These images reveal all the intricate details of your baby's growth -- from a collection of cells to a full-term newborn. While most women may only receive one or two ultrasounds during pregnancy, which is normal, this slideshow of the 2nd trimester of pregnancy gives you a look at each week of development.
Your baby begins as a tiny cluster of cells, but during the nine-month process of pregnancy she becomes an amazing baby with facial features, a beating heart and kicking legs. Find out what's happening with baby's development week by week.
Are those contractions signs of labor approaching? You may be going into labor. Before you grab your hospital bag, check to see if you're experiencing these common signs of labor to find out if you should call your doctor.