Second trimester: Your emotions

Second trimester: Your emotions

After you start feeling your baby move, you may find yourself daydreaming about your baby. You may also spend time thinking about being a parent and about how you were parented.

Because you are spending more time thinking about your baby and becoming a parent, your partner may feel left out. This can lead to anxiety for you and confusion for your partner. However, when your partner can feel your baby's movements, your partner will start daydreaming, too.

Ask your partner for the support you need. Suggest the two of you go to your prenatal appointments. If your partner is unable to go, write down your partner's questions so they can be answered. Make time for the two of you to spend quiet time talking about your hopes for your baby. Share five reasons your partner will be a good parent.

Pregnancy hormones can make your dreams more intense, even more colorful, than usual.

You may also have mood swings that are wider than normal. If your mood swings are severe or become a problem, call your health care provider.

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Source: Allina Health Patient Education, Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, eighth edition, ob-ah-90026
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/06/2021