Your Pregnancy: Week 13
Welcome to the blissful second trimester, widely recognized as pregnancy's most comfortable and enjoyable. (Yes, it's a relative distinction.) Don't panic if you start noticing some lovely vaginal discharge. It's called leucorrhea and is totally normal. Though it might mess up your panties, it's essential in protecting your birth canal from infection.
Baby's now the size of a peach!
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy — much more convenient.
[ tip ] Try not to sip on soda or juice — your teeth are extra vulnerable during pregnancy. If you do indulge in a sweet drink, have it all at once and brush right after rather than sipping the same drink all day long.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Geeta K. Swamy, Duke University Medical Center OB/GYN Department