What happens in Month 4 of Pregnancy?

You have reached second trimester. It is often considered as a “Golden Period” of pregnancy because many of the unpleasant feelings of early pregnancy disappear. Your baby is now about the size of the pear. Every day there will be a noticeable change to your baby. Now your baby’s face will be completely developed. Your baby might frown, squint, suck thumb.  The hair on top of the head is sprouting, but this hair may change in both texture and color after birth. By this time the umbilical cord completely develops and your baby might be playing with it. You can also feel the movement of your baby because his/her arms and legs are grown enough.  Slowly your baby started will also develop taste buds, but your baby cannot experience taste.

At this time your size of the uterus increases. Your breasts may already start making colostrum, the fluid that will feed your baby for the first few days before milk comes in.  Your heart will function extra hard to pump more blood to keep the fetus healthy. Moderate exercise like walking in the morning will help the heart function well.

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