Doctor’s Visit at 2nd Month of Pregnancy

What to expect at 2nd Month Checkup of Your Pregnancy?

In case you have just realized you are pregnant and this happens to be your first prenatal visit, you will undergo some tests as discussed here. If not, this will be a  short visit, with doctor doing a regular checkup.

  • Check your weight and record it.
  • Check your blood pressure and record it.
  • Ask questions about how you are feeling and any problems you are experiencing.
  • Check urine for sugar if you are at high risk of gestational diabetes.
  • Recommend a ultasound scan.

 

Second Month – Week by Week

In the second month of pregnancy, it is more likely that you become aware of the various changes happening in your body. Some or all of early pregnancy symptoms may be experienced by you.

Week 5

What’s happening to your baby ?

Embryo is now growing fast and is already taking a definite shape rather than being just a mass of cells. Heart and circulatory system are forming and you will soon be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat. Monitoring heartbeat is the most common way of checking baby’s well-being and you will soon see that your doctor uses a doppler to check your baby’s heartbeat at every visit.

Next is line the baby’s nervous system and brain which is also developing.

What’s happening to you ?

You will still have most early pregnancy signs and they will become more pronounced than last week. You may feel like sleeping the whole day even if you have not done anything at all.

Morning sickness will also come into picture. It can happen any time of the day and it may or may not accompany vomiting.

You may notice that you are going the bathroom frequently to urinate.

Checklist for Week 5

  • Make an appointment with your gynecologist for your prenatal checkup, if not already done.
  • No more alcohol or smoking.
  • Cut down on your caffeine intake, i.e. tea, coffee or colas.
  • Take small, frequent meals to counter morning sickness.
  • Make a habit of drinking lots of water.
  • Take your prenatal vitamins and supplements on time.

Other things on your mind

  • You may experience some cramping which is normal, but if you feel uneasy do not hesitate to inform your doctor about it.
  • If you do not feel morning sickness or usual symptoms associated with early pregnancy, do not worry. You are among the lucky few to escape it altogether or it may be just round the corner.
  • Your clothes may start to get a bit uncomfortable even though your are not showing yet. Wear loose, cotton clothes to keep comfortable.

 

 

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First Month- Week by Week


Week 1 & 2 : Preparation weeks

 

What’s happening to your baby ?

Nothing actually, there is still no baby. These are weeks before you actually conceive your baby. Since pregnancy is counted from the first day of your LMP, these two weeks are counted in the pregnancy cycle. Even before your baby has been conceived.

What’s happening to you ?

At this time, your body is getting ready for the conception. Ovulation process begins. The lining of uterus is thickening. Follicles are maturing. One of them will become ovulated and has the egg.

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Top 12 things you may not need for a baby

Having a baby is perhaps the biggest joy for to-be parents and it is great fun to shop for your baby.  However, most parents realize they have shopped for too many unnecessary things which they hardly use for their baby, if at all. All this extra stuff not only burns a hole in your pocket but also takes precious space in your home. Most people in India may not even be aware of what they mean.

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Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is also called pregnancy-induced-hypertension or toxemia. It means a condition where hypertension or high blood-pressure arises during pregnancy or post-partum period (initial 6 weeks post-partum). It usually develops late in pregnancy in late second or third trimester (after 20 weeks and more often after 32 weeks of gestation) and symptoms include sudden rise in blood-pressure, swelling and significant increase in protein in the urine.

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Body Mass Index

BMI or Body Mass Index is a gross estimate for the amount of fat in your body. It is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height and applies to both men and women between ages of 18 to 65. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.

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