2nd Trimester Q&A with Belly to Baby

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Is it really the honeymoon period of pregnancy? Dr. Camaryn Chrisman Robbins is back on “From Belly to Baby” with Abby to talk about the 2nd trimester.

To answer your specific questions, jump to:
:45- Size of Baby/External noise
2:59- When does the 2nd trimester begin?
3:30- Pregnancy nausea hormone
5:48- What happens during the 2nd prenatal appointment? (genetic screening, first look test, ultra sound, hearing the heartbeat)
9:00- Lab Work (blood testing, HIV testing, urine sample)
12:01 Group B Strep
13:48- Feeling better? Decrease in nausea & fatigue
15:45- Conflicting ideas of what pregnancy during the 2nd trimester is suppose to be like. Everyone is different!
16:20- 2nd trimester symptoms (dizziness in the morning, center of gravity)
19:00- Exercising during pregnancy
19:50- Aches & pains (lower groin, up your sides)
21:39- Sleeping on your back
24:35- Stretch Marks; Can they be prevented? Do creams really help?
27:00- Preeclampsia; How to catch and treat it.
29:55- Appetite, portion sizing and high density calories (protein!)
33:20- Time in between pregnancies
34:12- How old is too old to have a baby?
34:36- Pre Placenta Previa
39:30- Sex when you’re pregnant
40:20- Decisions during 2nd Trimester (Gender reveal)
42:00- 2nd C-Section delivery
43:00- Vaginal or C-Section Delivery?
44:30- Heartburn (how to prevent & treat)
46:00- Constipation during pregnancy and medications to take
48:46- Placenta eruption
51:40- Has an OBGYN heard it all? Never be embarrassed!
53:35- Problems sleeping? Over-the-counter medicines you can take.
54:25- “Out of the Box” Myths/Truths about what you can & cannot use during pregnancy (cat litter, gasoline, clorox, dishwasher/laundry pods, hair dye, nail polish, and more!)

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Comments

Mayra Alcala says:

What if I sleep on my stomach? Is that ok? I'm only 12 weeks.

Nessa Pixie Parker says:

I’m 22 weeks with my first baby and I love this video. It’s so good to know that my still ongoing morning sickness is relatively normal. I was kinda bummed about from doctor to doctor because I found out I was pregnant at 13 weeks so for me these kind of videos are really helpful as I can never remember questions at my appointments

Fiorella Thomas says:

Great content. But Please wear microphones next time. Very hard to hear at times, even with headphones

Neith Little says:

This series is amazing! Thank you!

Lauren says:

What an awful doctor. Doesn’t know anything! You need to be sure of your answers when vulnerable people are taking medical advice..

Megan Medley says:

When I was in the 2nd trimester with my first child, my husband and I went to American Sniper. Every time a shot went off, he went crazy–kicking like mad. I was so worried he was scared or upset.

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Bettie Koontz says:

You two are so fun.

spacecat says:

I don’t know why more people haven’t watched these videos. They’re great and very informative.

Divya S K says:

What about baby movements??

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