Augusta Health Care for Women

39 Beam Lane,Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Phone: (540) 213-7750, (540) 213-7755

110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7751, Fax: (540) 213-7755.


Second Trimester (weeks 12 through 28)

Second trimester of Pregnancy

Your prenatal visits will occur once per month (unless otherwise specified). During the second trimester, many women report feeling better and in most cases morning sickness has significantly decreased or is no longer an issue.

As you gain weight, be increasingly wary of wearing high heels or standing for long periods of time, if possible. You may find you have some added back and joint discomfort. You may also notice recurrent heartburn, decreased tolerance large meals and/or rich or spicy foods.

Call if you experience:

  • Significant bleeding
  • Moderate to Severe abdominal pain
  • Urinating only small amounts of liquid or urine that's dark in color
  • Rapid weight gain, or not enough weight gain
  • Severe dizziness
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea for more than 12 hours
  • Severe Headache
  • Pain or burning during urination (this could be a sign of a urinary tract infection)

Safe Medications During Pregnancy

Your OB Visits

Please note that every patient and pregnancy is unique and special. Therefore, some items may vary per appointment.

Visit 2 - Routine Prenatal Visit (16 Weeks)

Routine prenatal visit will consist of your weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 3 – Anatomy Ultrasound and Prenatal Visit (20 to 22 Weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 4 – Routine Prenatal Visit/Labs (24 Weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Visit 5 –Routine Prenatal Visit/Rhogham Injection if RH Negative ( 28 Weeks)

Weight, blood pressure, urinalysis, belly measurement, and fetal heart tones.

Common Discomforts

Symptoms of pregnancy will be different for every woman, so you may not experience these changes.

  • Stretch Marks
  • Itchy Palms
  • Longer, Thicker Hair
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Swelling in hands, feet, or face
  • Mood Swings
  • Worry or Fret

Things You Can Do

A well-prepared pregnant woman's purse should contain:

  • Eye drops for dry, itchy eyes
  • Regular strength Tylenol
  • Essential oils to discourage nausea from certain smells (try peppermint)
  • Tums and crackers for indigestion
  • Augusta Health Care for Women contact information including after hours
  • List of emergency numbers

Your Baby

Month 4 - Your baby's heartbeat may be heard with a hand-held Doppler. Your baby has eyelashes, nails, and hair. Your baby is about six inches long.

Month 5 - You may feel your baby move (sometimes referred to as quickening). After a growth spurt, your baby nears ten inches long.

Month 6 - Your baby's eyes begin to open. Fingerprints have formed. Your baby weighs about 2 pounds and is about 12 inches long.