What To Look Forward During Second Trimester?

Women's Health
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Pregnancy is such a bittersweet journey; during this phase not just your body is changing but you as a person is evolving as a whole. First three months of your pregnancy takes a big time toll on you. You will feel nauseous become insomniac and what not. But don’t worry! Mommies we have good news for you, once you are done with your first trimester, you will feel slightly better in the second trimester. It’s known as a Honeymoon period of pregnancy for a reason.

In most cases nausea and vomiting subside by the end of first trimester but one can’t deny the complications it brings along with its charm. Marham is here to provide you awareness regarding what to expect during second trimester:

Congestion

Yes! You might feel suffocated it is due to the increase blood flow to your nose mucous membranes. Moreover, now your baby weight is increasing which puts pressure on your diaphragm due to which you will feel congested especially while sleeping at night.

Swollen ankles and feet

Yes! All thanks to your pregnancy hormones and increased blood flow. It can happen as early as 22 weeks and can last till your delivery. You can’t get rid of it, but you can decrease its severity by keeping your legs elevated while you are in bed, don’t stand for stretched hours and try not to sit while your feet hanging down.

Cramps

Believe it or not! While you will be sound asleep all of a sudden you will feel painful cramps in your legs. It mostly occurs due to hormonal changes as well as weight gain but its possible reason could be deficiency of calcium and magnesium. Make sure to keep taking supplement suggested by gynecologist.

Pain in lower abdomen

With the increase in your weight and belly’s size you can feel intense pain in your abdomen and in your back. Ligaments that were supporting your belly now have to stretch to support the increasing size of a belly. It is commonly known as round ligament pain.

Dizziness

It can be due to low blood pressure. You will feel extreme dizziness in second trimester as your body is now working for two. It’s okay! Take a healthy diet; take food frequently but in small meals. Stay active to subside the laziness.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.
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