Second trimester: What's happening

For many women, the second trimester is their favorite.

You may be feeling less nauseated and more energetic. You may be starting to tell family and friends that you're pregnant.

Even if the pregnancy is not visible to others, you may no longer feel comfortable in your regular clothes. If you are going to travel, the second trimester is usually the best time to do it.

second trimester diagram of your changing body

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