Thursday, September 28, 2023

What Happens To Fetal Growth In The Second Trimester 

Fetal development

We will discuss fetal development in the second trimester. Previously We have Discussed the following topics related to second-trimester pregnancy:

In The Second Trimester following Baby growth and development are observed:


Baby kicks
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The baby inside the mother’s womb can:

  • Move around
  • Kick
  • The Baby’s limb movements are seen in the scan.
  • Turn from side to side.
  • Roll and flip as well.

Sense Organs

Baby can hear
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  • The fetal inside the womb eyes are slowly moving near to the front of the face.
  • The ears are taking the position near the side of the head.
  • Now, The baby can hear the voice of a mother.

Fetal Skin Forms

  • The thin skin forms all over the fetus.
  • This skin protects the inner thin layer of the fetal skin.
  • The consistency of vernix is creamy white or cheese kind of.
  • Vernix protects the fetus skin from chapping and hardening.

Skin Development

  • The skin is red and wrinkly.
  • Soft hair covers the skin.

Fetal Nails

Fetal development nails
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  • The finger and toenails of the fetus are grown.
  • Now, Fingers and toes are completely distinguished as they are separated.

Fetal Eyes

  • Eyebrows are visible.
  • Eyelashes start to develop.
  • Eyelids start to open up.

Fetal Reflexes

The fetus will develop reflexes such as:

  • Sucking
  • Swallowing.

Urine Form

  • Around the 13th week of pregnancy, Your baby’s urine starts to form.
  •  The fetus can release the urine in the amniotic fluid nearby.

Other Significant Highlights Of Fetal Development

Heart beat Baby growth

  • Thet can respond to the stimuli.
  • The placenta is fully developing.
  • The brain of the fetus will have a major development in the second trimester.
  • The digestive system of the baby starts to work.
  • The fetus inside the womb will follow the sleeping pattern and the cycle of sleep and wakeup.
  • Hair starts to grow on the head of the baby.
  • The baby becomes 14 inches long and might weigh a little over 2 pounds.
  • Finger and toe prints are visible.
  • The Baby’s neck is more prominent and defined.

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