Second Trimester Miscarriage

After the 12th week of pregnancy, the chances of a miscarriage drop to below 10% but miscarriages in the second trimester, while rare and unexpected, do happen. ... read more »

Pregnancy 2nd Trimester: Ob/Gyn Appointments and Tests

For many, the second trimester is their favorite part of the pregnancy (other than the birth of their bundle of joy, of course). But to ensure the pregnancy is progressing as it should, you will need to start seeing your doctor monthly for a check-up and a series of tests. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

This is a very moving time, both literally and figuratively. ... read more »

Safe Sex Before, During, and After Pregnancy

There are five distinct three-month periods trimesters associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways ... read more »

Cervical Insufficiency (Incompetence)

What is cervical insufficiency or incompetence? ... read more »

Cervical Dilation and Effacement

The cervical plug that developed at the beginning of pregnancy will fall out at the end of the third trimester. The cervix will then start preparing for birth, and this is known as cervical dilation and effacement. ... read more »

Dr. Amos' Fertility and Pregnancy e-Book

Read Dr. Amos' eBook about pregnancy, fertility, trying to get pregnant, and the postpartum period. Everything you need to know! ... read more »

Pregnancy Milestones to Look For in Each Trimester

The pregnancy trimester is like a goal each pregnant woman has. During each pregnancy trimester there are milestones women achieve in their pregnancy. ... read more »

What to Expect During the Trimesters of Pregnancy

Each of the trimesters of pregnancy brings new and exciting changes for baby and mom! ... read more »

Helping When the Time is Right

The help mom needs is not going to manifest until the latter stages of the pregnancy. Dad can, however, tell mom on a daily basis how beautiful she is and how she is going to be a great mother. These emotional boosts are the best way to give support as physical changes are happening to her body. ... read more »

Placental Blood Flow and T2 Relaxation Times

In the April 2013 edition of Placenta, researchers from King'sCollege Hospital in London report a connection between placental T2relaxation times in the second trimester and risk of giving birth to asmall for gestational age (SGA) infant. ... read more »

Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Second Trimester Complications

A recent study published in BJOG claims second trimester hyperemesis gravidarum may be associated with pregnancy complications involving the placenta. While evidence backs study author claims, the editor of BJOG is not sold on the importance of the study. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy and Your Relationship

Have you ever noticed that despite all the "joys of motherhood" cards, ads, commercials, etc. that exist, you rarely hear about the joys of pregnancy. Much of that probably has to do with the first trimester. ... read more »

Second Trimester of Pregnancy: Body Changes

You are now in your second trimester, which means goodbye to nausea, but hello to a long list of other things. As your baby grows, so does your body, and this means more than just your belly. ... read more »

The Second Trimester from the Male Perspective

If the first trimester of pregnancy is a whirlwind of constant change and discomfort for both you and your partner, the second trimester represents perhaps the eye of the storm. During the second trimester, that little one is going to continue to grow and develop. ... read more »

What if I Become Pregnant With Fibroids?

Fibroids result from the growth of genetically altered uterine cells. The cells divide over and over again until a rubbery mass forms. The mass can be small; undetectable during a normal pelvic exam. ... read more »

Cervicovaginal Microbiota Predicts Preterm Birth Risks

Researchers in Philadelphia report they may have found a way to pinpoint the risk of preterm delivery as early as the second trimester. ... read more »

Doppler Ultrasound Assessment of Stillbirth Risk

Researchers from St. George's Hospital Medical School in London recently published a study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology focuses on the possibility that Doppler ultrasound may be an effective means of predicting stillbirth risk. ... read more »

Second Trimester Checklist

During the second trimester of pregnancy, many of the most difficult symptoms suffered in the first trimester like morning sickness, are fading away. The second trimester brings the appearance of the baby bump and more tests and doctor's visits. ... read more »

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... read more »

Second Trimester Checklist

In the second trimester of pregnancy, many of the most difficult symptoms of the first trimester, like morning sickness, are fading away. The second trimester brings the appearance of the baby bump. ... read more »

How to Survive the 2nd Trimester of Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The second (or middle) trimester is a time to enjoy the pregnancy and get ready for the last trimester. ... read more »

Myths About What Causes Miscarriage

Most stories about causes of miscarriages are old wives tales which say that miscarriages are the result of everything from stress and sex to excessive exercise and bad karma. ... read more »

Perfect Vision is Not Possible during Pregnancy

When my sister in law was pregnant late last year, we were surprised when she came over wearing her old prescription glasses from high school. She explained that her eyesight changed in her second trimester. ... read more »