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The second trimester of your pregnancy starting from this week is a peaceful period for you, but your baby keeps growing to multiple his size rapidly. Here are a few information and tips that will help you lead a happy and safe life with your unborn baby.
Your baby’s growing body is about the size of a medium goldfish and weights about one ounce, but its organs are completely formed and the small facial and body details are defined. The head is still the third of your baby’s body size, but this ratio will change throughout the coming few weeks. The tiny details such as fingerprints and will be developed and the ovaries will form about two million eggs. If your baby is a boy, his penis will be outside his body, but your doctor may need another week or two to define his sex through the ultrasound scan.
The soft hair on your baby’s skin called lanugo is growing in the thirteenth week to provide your baby a complete human look. The lung will develop completely at the 28th week, it will function properly at the 13th week transferring the oxygen from the umbilical cord to the baby’s blood. Your own hair can go greasy or shiny and the morning sick will fade during the coming weeks due to the hormone changes in your body.
To be comfortable, you should replace your tight clothes with comfortable clothing at the 13 week, as your belly will begin to appear from now on. If you need to avoid the stretch marks, just use the suitable medical products on your hips, buttocks, abdomen, and breasts at this early stage. Don’t worry when you feel lumpy or nodular breasts, as they will produce milk soon.
The balanced food with supplements are key elements at this week, as your baby is receiving oxygen and nutrition through the umbilical cord. If you wonder about having sex during this early stage of pregnancy, make sure that the amniotic fluid protect your baby and that you can have sex safely. However, you should consult your doctor if you have a premature, sexually-transmitted diseases, or miscarriage history or experience vaginal bleeding or incompetent cervix. The second trimester can be a perfect time to experience an amusing holiday to enhance your mood and enjoy your time before the arrival of your precious baby.