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Second Trimester

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Mum, it’s me!

I am growing so fast mum. Right now, I’m about 11cm long and 45 grams. If you could look inside and see me right now, you’d notice the cutest little fingernails at the ends of all my fingers. My limbs and my joints are moving freely, and my ovaries (or my testies) are fully formed ... which do I have? Not telling! My lungs have taken shape too, so I’ve been busy practicing some breathing movements. I’m not very good at them yet, but luckily I’m still getting all the oxygen I need from your placenta and the little tube attached to my belly (my umbilical cord). My heart’s pumping blood around inside me every day, helping me to grow up big and strong. I’m still trying to make my body catch up to my big head though.

How are you?

By week 14 of your pregnancy, your placenta is fully formed. Like your baby’s "life raft", it’s a vital organ that supplies nutrients and oxygen while supporting your little one’s immune system. It filters out harmful substances and transfers waste products back to you, but remember: it will not filter out medicines or harmful chemicals from cigarettes or alcohol (that’s why it’s best to avoid these altogether).

Are you feeling more energised? The second trimester can have that affect on mums-to-be, making it the perfect time to start making a list of your favourite baby names. It’s also a good time to check back into that pregnancy diet of yours – are you getting a mixed variety of all the food groups and only eating to appetite (i.e. only if you’re hungry). And with all that extra energy, enjoy hitting the shops for some new maternity clothes.

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