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What is common is that when you're in the second trimester of pregnancy go to the doctor every four weeks. Just in case you have any complications you'll need to go more often.

At this point of gestation, it is necessary to know what will the doctor at the prenatal care visit in the second quarter to keep you up to date with the control.

Accumulate information

  • Start antenatal care by reviewing your medical history and doing a review of the themes that have emerged in the last prenatal visit.
  • Will show you the results of any test that you have done and will be quite precise in your questions: do you already feel how it moves the baby?, do you still have nausea?.
  • It also will reveal your interest to know your mood and how you feel in general with your body.

Control of the weight of the mother

  • The range of weight gain is considered “normal” is very broad, some pregnant women, the very anxious to see that you are gaining weight constantly so that they can become very unpleasant weigh-in.
  • In these cases it is best not to look at what mark on the scale or even ask your doctor not tell you the weight unless they present a problem.

Control of blood pressure and the urine

  • The high blood pressure combined with the presence of proteins in the urine can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.
  • If there is protein in the urine and no elevated blood pressure, could be an infection in the urinary tract.
  • If there is protein in the urine, and there is a high blood pressure, you could have gestational hypertension.

The heart rate of the baby

  • While it is possible to hear the baby's heartbeat from 10 weeks using a Doppler ultrasound, it is common that you hear the heartbeat of your baby for the first time at 12 weeks.
  • From here forward, the review of the heart rhythm will be a part of their routine, important, and beautiful in the prenatal check-ups.

What you have to consider the doctor

  • The review of your abdomen gives the doctor an idea of the growth of the baby and the uterus. When you are approximately in the middle of your pregnancy will use a tape measure to measure fundal height and on the basis of this data make the estimate of the size of your baby and its growth rate.
  • Is it possible that you provide the analysis of multiple marker, which provides information of the odds that the baby has a chromosomal problem or other birth defect.
  • In case you have a certain risk of having a baby with genetic defects, the doctor is going to offer an amniocentesis, which is the test that can diagnose genetic abnormalities such as Down's syndrome or neural tube defects.
  • There are specific tests for the detection of defects in the neural tube that will be offered in the event that you are not going to make or the analysis of multiple marker or amniocentesis.
  • Most of the doctors asks you to get an ultrasound scan between week 16 and 20 to see how developed the baby and to corroborate the date of the delivery. If you want to know the sex of your baby, this is a good opportunity.
  • It is usual to do a glucose test between weeks 24 and 28 to see if you have gestational diabetes. If your blood is type Rh-negative and your partner is not, you will do an analysis to detect if you have antibodies to Rh-negative and see if it is necessary to give you an injection of Rh immune globulin at 28 weeks.
Also read: pregnancy Symptoms by trimester

To end the query will tell you if there is any reason for special concern or everything is going well, and in addition you will be anticipating the changes that are coming and how to recognize the symptoms that are not important from those that do deserve to call him or go to an urgent care service.


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