Article Courtesy of The March of Dimes
-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 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.
By the end of this month, your baby is about 1 inch long and still weighs less than 1/3 ounce.