Second Month Pregnancy: Symptoms, health tips, and diet.
You are through the initial 30 days of pregnancy. Now during the second month of the pregnancy, you are overwhelmed, worried, happy, and much more. The journey is long and there is a lot that will come up your way.
Development in the mother.
When in the second month, some more changes in the body of the mother will take place. Some of the symptoms will include:
- Mood changes.
- Morning Sickness.
- Slight swelling in feet and hands.
- Food cravings or aversions.
- Indigestion or Heartburn.
The level of hormon keeps rising in pregnancy. After the first month, the level of hormones like human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), estrogen, and progesterone increases. These hormones are responsible to cause gas, constipation, heartburn, and skin pigmentation.
Morning sickness makes women feel nauseated with the urge to vomit frequently. You need to modify your eating pattern to control it.
Development of the Baby in the second month:
In the 2nd month of your pregnancy, your baby will be called a fetus. It now develops its facial features like mouth, tongue, and nose. The eyelids now close and will remain like this for months to come. The fetus will also stare to have the development of little fingers of hands and toes along with the growth of toenails.
The buds of the ears will also get into shape. Inside, the baby starts moving a little but the motion is not noticeable outside. As you approach the end of the 2nd month, the organs, limbs, and skeleton will be in place. The placenta will soon be formed to transport nutrients to the little ones.
Tips for the second month of pregnancy.
- A very basic tip to not avoid is meeting your doctor regularly. Take the advice from your gynecologist over how you feel and what diet to follow.
- Blood tests to know your baseline health status. USG to look for baby’s heart beat.
Include these essentials in your diet:
- Folic acid. The nutrient helps to protect your unborn child to suffer from developing any neural tube defects. You must eat green leafy vegetables, dry fruits, eggs, lentils, pulses, and fruits that provide folic acid.
- Go swift on your iron diet. As time passes, you need to have a good blood flow in your body. It will help you deal with fatigue and morning sickness. Eat dry fruits, vegetables like beetroot, fenugreek, and spinach as these are rich sources of iron.
- Proteins: Good amount of Protein is required by pregnant mothers at this stage. Eat lentils, eggs, fish, and drink milk.
- Zinc: Eat chicken, fish, vegetables, and beans that are all rich sources of zinc. Pregnant women need zinc for smooth metabolism and biological functions.
- Fiber: Consume banana, cereals, and fiber-rich food (vegetables, salads & fruits) that will help you prevent constipation.
- Fats: Healthy and balanced consumption of ghee can are important. It helps in the development of the brain, placenta, tissues, and eyes.
- Ask your doctor about Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
- Try Yoga for deep breathing. It helps you to create a balance in the body.
- Don’t exert much.
- Avoid lifting weight.
- Do not exercise without any guidance.