Pregnancy 13 - 26 weeks

Welcome to your 2nd trimester! Let’s make the most of this amazing stage

Once you go public and tell the world you’re pregnant, things start to feel very real! It’s an exciting time in your baby's development as they start to look like a little person with tiny eyelashes and finger nails! And, as they continue to grow, you’ll feel the wonder of their first kicks too. But with so much going on, it’s natural to have a few questions. That’s why we’re here to help you make the most of this amazing stage with advice on everything from mood swings and maternity leave to pregnancy scans and putting on weight!

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Your baby's development

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Video: 2nd Trimester:
your baby's development

Eyelashes are forming and taste buds are too! Learn how your baby continues to develop and grow.

2nd Trimester:
your baby's development

Eyelashes are forming and taste buds are too! Learn how your baby continues to develop and grow.

Your baby's development
week by week

calendarClick on any week in our pregnancy calendar to find out about how your baby is changing, read about what things you might be experiencing and pick up some tips, plus discover some facinating facts about your pregnancy.

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Nutrition and health

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The important thing during pregnancy is to find a balance between putting on enough weight for a healthy pregnancy and putting on more weight than you need to. There are healthy weight levels, depending on how much you weighed at the start –...

Read morePutting on weight during pregnancy

Common health concerns

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Feeling your baby kick for the first time usually happens at around 18 to 20 weeks. If it's your first pregnancy, you’re more likely to recognise the feeling towards the end of that time. You may notice movement as early as 16 weeks, known as...

Read moreBaby kicks

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Practical info and advice

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Maternity leave gives you a chance to really get to know your baby and get used to life as a mum. Your rights at work start long before your baby is born, so make sure you read up on them to know exactly what you’re entitled to. If you ever...

Read moreWhat are my maternity rights?
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Emotional wellbeing and relationships

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With all of those extra hormones at the moment, it’s quite common to experience some mood swings during pregnancy. Your body is working hard to look after a developing baby and you’ve got so much to think about, you might just find...

Read morePregnancy blues and mood swings

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