The appetite will increase and one will feel the need to “eat for two.” The spots and freckles will continue to darken and the breasts will continue to be sensitive, possibly growing in size as one is getting prepared for lactation.

New moles on the body are seen which is normal. Mood swings tend to increase during the second trimester, but talking with a support group, your partner, or healthcare provider can help with this problem. The baby also starts to make sucking and chewing movements, body’s growing faster than the head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. The arms are growing more in proportion to the rest of the body.


The baby is about the size of a lemon, length is 3 ½ inches and weighs 1½ ounce.

About half of pregnant women have swollen, red, tender gums that bleed when flossed or brushed. This gum inflammation is partly caused by hormonal changes that make the gums more sensitive to the bacteria in plaque.