4 Common Questions Women Have During The Second Trimester

(Originally Posted on May 12, 2016)

Once you’ve made it through the first trimester of your pregnancy, you may start feeling a little calmer and have a better understanding of what you’re going through. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have a full list of questions that is creeping into your mind. Here are a few of those common questions we ask during our second trimester and how to make sure that you’re on the right track.

#1: How often will I have to make appointments?

Most women will have one appointment a month during their second trimester, but it does vary depending on your particular pregnancy. Even if you think that you feel fine and want to skip those routine checkups, it’s strongly recommended that you make each visit to ensure everything is going smoothly and as it should.

While you’ll have a lot of questions in the beginning and get those answers right away, you’ll be surprised how many new questions pop up in the second trimester. Keep an ongoing list of any questions or concerns you have so that you are prepared when you have an appointment.

#2: Should I be taking prenatal classes?

While many people wait until their third trimester to take prenatal classes, there is no rule set in stone that says you have to. If you know
you won’t have time to take the classes in your third trimester, then go ahead and sign up for them in your second. You gain a lot of valuable information from what to expect during childbirth to how to handle pain to proper breathing techniques while pushing.

#3: Is it safe to have sex during the second trimester?

If you have a normal pregnancy, then it’s okay to have sex. However, if you aren’t comfortable with the idea, talk to your gynecologist about any risks and how you’re feeling. Many women have a lower sexual desire when they’re pregnant because their body is going through changes that can cause sensitivity to the breasts and pains in places like the back.

#4: Is the way I’m feeling normal?

While it’s very hard to determine what’s normal and what isn’t (since all of us have different experiences during our second trimester), this is still a good question to ask your doctor. If you’ve noticed you’re suffering from more headaches and heartburn, or your weight has increased much faster than you anticipated, bring this up with your doctor.

If you have questions about the second trimester of pregnancy, or you want to inquire about the health of your body at any stage in your life, then don’t hesitate to give us a call at 561-434-0111. You can also come by our locations in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Palm Beach Gardens. We’re here to make sure you are confident in your health as a woman and always work to make you comfortable. Don’t put off that important phone call any longer!

Dr. Sylvia Siegfried

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