Second trimester: Months 4 to 6, weeks 14 to 26

To do list

 Read more about breastfeeding and talk with your partner about how you will feed and nurture your baby.

 If you will be returning to work outside your home, start looking for daycare.

 Fill out and send in the preregistration form you received.

 Get a record of your vaccinations.

 Take childbirth, breastfeeding or parenting classes. For Abbott Northwestern, United and Mercy Hospitals and St. Francis Medical Center, see Amma Parenting Center. For all other Allina Health hospitals, go to our Find Classes page

 Watch a series of short videos on how to manage pain before, during and after birth.

 Learn about relaxation for calming your busy mind.

Forms and worksheets

Choosing your baby's health care provider

Your prenatal screen and test record

Relaxation worksheet

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Related resources

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, seventh edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/02/2015

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