Some women may notice that they are really beginning to look
pregnant. Your uterus is about 3-4 inches under your navel, you may be
able to feel the top of it. It's probably too soon for you to feel
movement yet, but not too much longer!
If you are starting to find sex uncomfortable, you may find it helps
to change positions. Many women have said that they find the 2nd
trimester to be a time when they find themselves feeling more sensual
with a heightened awareness in sex. Others have reported just the
opposite. Where ever you may find yourself, it is important that you
and your partner find ways to show each other physical affection
during your pregnancy. Sex is perfectly safe, unless your provider has
told you otherwise. If you do find the thought of sex unappealing, you
can find alternate ways to spend time with your significant other.
Cuddles, massages and other "play" can be wonderful substitutes for
full penetration. Communication with your spouse is the key.
SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
Indigestion or heartburn
Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
Fine hair is starting to cover baby this week. It's
called lanugo. Bones are getting harder and retaining
calcium. (Be sure to get your daily allowance of calcium
in!!) Baby can suck his thumb now, and many moms to be,
have seen them doing this on ultrasounds. Baby's skin is
still very thin, and the blood vessels can be seen through
it. By the end of this week, your baby is about 4 inches
long and weighs 1.75 ounces.
Disclaimer - Each pregnancy, expectant mother, and unborn child is different. Your pregnancy may not progress the same as the information found here. The information here is based on the average pregnancy. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice your may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, we advise you to contact your doctor.