Mothers development

You have gone into the second trimester.

For most people, it will take a few more weeks before the baby’s movements can be felt, but if you have been pregnant before, you might already feel the baby moving around in there.

Noticed a dark line on your belly? This is called linea nigra and is due to hormone changes. The line will fade and disappear after delivery. The nipples and patches also darken due to hormonal changes, but these too will also fade when the child is born. Your heart rate has now increased by 20% to cope with the increased oxygen needs for both you and the baby.