Trying to get pregnant? Make sure you know the bottom line on baby-making—what you don't understand can affect your bub-to-be's health.
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Mazel tov! You've entered your second trimester: Many women experience a resurgence of energy as nausea subsides. You gain about 1 to 2 pounds per week, depending on your prepregnancy weight. Hormone- level increases may cause bleeding gums, nasal congestion and thicker hair.
The risk of miscarriage has decreased significantly and you begin to feel greater acceptance and pride about your pregnancy, especially as you let more people know you're expecting. Bonding with your baby begins as you start to imagine the future with your new family.
The fetus is 4 to 6 inches long, the size of a small avocado, with the body beginning to catch up to the head in size. Fingers and toes are defined (baby can now make a fist), and tooth buds begin to appear. Eyes are becoming sensitive to light. If you're having a girl, millions of eggs are forming in her ovaries.