For some women, weight gain during the second trimester is not so fun. The second trimester can be seen as an awkward ‘in between’ stage, when you have noticeably gained weight but may not look obviously pregnant just yet.
Not every woman feels the baby’s first movements at the exact same point in pregnancy. Women whose placentas are positioned in front of the baby feel their babies move on average one week later than women whose placentas are positioned behind the baby
We’ve all heard about the importance of eating well in pregnancy. Women need more protein, more iron, more calcium, more calories, more, more, more…it’s easy to feel overwhelmed!
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Friends, family, or even complete strangers may tell you not to exercise while you’re pregnant for fear that you will harm the baby or go into labor too soon. However, years of research show that exercise is safe and beneficial for most pregnant women.