Now you are in the 27th week of pregnancy and yes it is true that you are going to be in the end of second trimester in another week. From this week on, many pregnant women will be expecting to see their baby soon. They will be calculating the due date of delivery asking doctors many times how long they should wait to see their son/daughter.
Many women would be enjoying this period of pregnancy since most of the disturbing symptoms are totally gone. Except for occasional pain in the abdomen they are fine most of the day. Don’t forget or postpone the scheduled visit to your doctor for prenatal testing and other screening tests. It is necessary to monitor the health of your baby to make sure that everything is fine with him/her.
Flesh eating disease is a very rare bacterial infection that destroys and causes death of body tissues. The other name for this disease are necrotizing fasciitis, Fournier’s gangrene, and suppurative fasciitis. The infection would be so deep that it attacks the skin, underlying muscles and tissue and it spreads rapidly causing death of tissues (necrosis). Any skin injury or wound can trigger this infection and different types of bacteria can cause flesh eating disease. This disease is very serious that it causes internal bleeding or sepsis and organ failure.
By now you should have completed testing for gestational diabetes test as instructed by your doctor. But this is not the case for all pregnant women and your doctor will consider several factors before asking you to go for a test. You have to pay regular visits to the clinic for monitoring the growth and health of your child. Weight gain and blood testing will become a routine for you. Weight gain will be steady for many women adding at least half a pound every week.
You will be nearing the end of second trimester in another 4 weeks from now. It is very much essential for you to eat healthy foods and sleep well and continue to visit your doctor for prenatal checking and regular testing. You have to cooperate with your doctor to identify any new symptoms and to avoid any birth complications.
It is important for you to visit your doctor regularly without missing any appointment to check the health of your baby and you. You should be gaining weight as expected since you are getting closer to the end of second trimester. Your doctor will closely monitor the growth of your baby and inform you about his development. Take all possible efforts to remain healthy and eat and sleep well.
If you look at you in the mirror you may be wondering how big you are looking now. Your belly is intensely showing that you are pregnant and you have made to the middle of second trimester now by touching the 22nd week of pregnancy. There will be plenty of internal and external changes from now on for you and your baby. By now most of the undesirable pregnancy symptoms are gone. However you have to undergo new symptoms like pregnancy pain from this stage onwards.
You are halfway through the second trimester of pregnancy at the end of week 21. It is necessary for you to continue eating healthy foods and drinking plenty of fluids along with doing exercises and yoga. You would receive few kicks from your baby unexpectedly and you have started to wait for it anxiously at this stage.
The only solid evidence for confirming pregnancy is to take urine test. But there are certain symptoms that indicate that you can be pregnant apart from missing periods. Some women can feel these signs in the very early signs before even they miss the menstrual cycle.
Eclampsia is the condition of sudden occurrence of seizures or fits in pregnant women. The seizure can be serious and life threatening. Eclampsia is caused due to preeclampsia which is sudden increase in blood pressure and increased levels of protein in urine during pregnancy. Pregnant women with mild symptoms of preeclampsia should stay connected with their doctors to monitor the growth of the baby and self.