Your Pregnancy Guide




MONTH 2


Your Baby

-All major body organs and systems are formed but not completely developed.

-Early stages of the placenta, which exchanges nutrients from your body for waste products produced by the baby, are visible and working.

-Ears, ankles and wrists are formed. Eyelids form and grow but are sealed shut.

-Fingers and toes are developed.

-By the end of the second month, your baby is about 1 inch long and still weighs less than 1/3 ounce.

Your Body

-Your breasts are still sore and are enlarging; your nipples and the area around them begin to darken.

-You will urinate more often because your growing uterus is pressing on your bladder.

-Morning sickness may continue.

-You may feel tired and need to rest more as your body adjusts to being pregnant.

-The total amount of blood in your body increases.

Prenatal Care Guide

-Visit your health care provider for one prenatal care checkup.

-Eat a variety of healthy foods from the five major food groups: grains; fruit; vegetables; dairy products; and meats and proteins.

-Your health care provider probably will prescribe prenatal vitamins. Your prenatal vitamin should contain at least 400 micrograms of folic acid.

-Drink at least six to eight glasses of water, juice or milk every day.

NEXT: MONTH 3