2nd trimester

The second trimester is often a really good time. You’re big enough to show, but not big enough to have to waddle! Many pregnant women have a wonderful glow, with clear skin and thick, glossy hair. And everybody is so kind! Relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

2nd trimester

Pregnancy development in the 2nd trimester

Week 13

Week 13

Your baby has all his or her muscles, organs, limbs and bones. Find out what happens during week 13 of your pregnancy.

Week 14

Week 14

Muscles are working in response to brain impulses and the baby starts to make movements. Find out what happens during week 14 of your pregnancy.

Week 15

Week 15

You may be looking a little more rounded, as well as having a bump. Find out what happens during week 15 of your pregnancy.

Week 16

Week 16

Your baby continues to carry out lots of different movements - including thumb sucking! Find out what happens during week 16 of your pregnancy.

Week 17

Week 17

It’s a magical moment when you first start to feel the baby move. Find out what happens during week 17 of your pregnancy.

Week 18

Week 18

At week 18 your baby is aware of sounds from outside, hears your heartbeat and other body noises. Find out what happens during week 18 of your pregnancy.

Week 19

Week 19

Your doctor or midwife will probably let you hear your baby’s heartbeat. Find out what happens during week 19 of your pregnancy.

Week 20

Week 20

You're halfway there. You may find you are becoming extra forgetful - just blame your hormones! Find out what happens during week 20 of your pregnancy here.

Week 21

Week 21

Between week 20 and week 24 your baby will double in weight. Find out what happens during week 21 of your pregnancy.

Week 22

Week 22

Your baby can hear your voice and also other sounds. Find out what happens during week 22 of your pregnancy & download our baby essentials home check list.

Week 23

Week 23

Your baby looks like a real baby, but is thin and quite red in colour. Find out what happens during week 23 of your pregnancy.

Week 24

Week 24

You will have been slowly gaining weight during your pregnancy and the most dramatic gain is yet to come. Find out more about week 24 of pregnancy here.

Week 25

Week 25

You may experience mild swelling of your feet and ankles and also your face and hands. Find out what happens during week 25 of your pregnancy.

Week 26

Week 26

Your baby can hear your voice and other sounds now. Iron intake is very important at this stage, find out more information about week 26 of pregnancy here.

Week 27

Week 27

Planning a hospital birth? Think about your birth plan. Find out what happens during week 27 of your pregnancy.

Next stage in pregnancy development

28 weeks3rd trimester

Not long to go now until your new baby arrives!

> Find out what's in store for your 3rd trimester

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