Second Trimester

{ 14 - 27 weeks }
The second trimester is often called the "golden trimester" or the "honeymoon period". Most women feel their best during these next couple of months. You may now start to look pregnant. Some skin color changes may begin to appear.


{ week 16 }
The bones and muscles continue to develop. The baby begins making sucking motions with his/her mouth. Baby can also hear sounds now. Your baby weighs about 5 ounces and is near 5 to 6 inches long.

{ week 20 }
Your baby's heartbeat can be heard. You may feel the baby move - his/her kicks and turns are stronger now. Your baby weighs up to 1 pound now and is about 10 inches long.

{ week 24 }
Your baby's eyes, eyelashes and eyebrows have fully formed. The lungs are now fully formed, but are not yet ready to function outside the womb. The baby weighs about 11/2 pounds and is about 12 inches long.