Your Second Trimester, Week-by-Week
Our step-by-step timeline will help you navigate your pregnancy with as little stress and guesswork as possible.
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The "window of opportunity" for many important screening and diagnostic tests opens this week, should you decide to undergo them.
Make an appointment for the multiple marker test or amniocentesis.The former screens for chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome; neural-tube defects such as spina bifida; and other defects. The latter can diagnose chromosomal and other abnormalities. Both are typically performed between weeks 15 and 20.
What to do now:
From the stressful (prenatal tests! gaining weight!) to the sheer fun (buying maternity clothes! your baby shower!), growing a baby involves a seemingly endless host of developments to expect, plan and accomplish. Our step-by-step timeline and checklist will help you navigate your pregnancy with as little stress and guesswork as possible. So grab your pencil, put your feet up and simply gestate!