How will my skin change during my second trimester of pregnancy?

During your second trimester of pregnancy, you will notice changes in your skin. A line down the middle of your abdomen may darken. Your nipples and the area around them may become much darker as well. As you grow larger, stretch marks may appear on your abdomen, hips and breasts. Lotions can be used to massage the skin and help relieve any dryness or itching. Stretch marks cannot be prevented, but they will fade somewhat after your baby is born.

Continue Learning about 2nd Trimester Of Pregnancy

What will the fifth month of my pregnancy be like?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
The mother's body dramatically changes during her fifth month of pregnancy.
More Answers
Is 19 weeks too early to determine the sex of my baby?
Margaret L. McKenzie, MDMargaret L. McKenzie, MD
The sex of your baby can be determined at 19 weeks. Watch this video to learn the ways doctors c...
More Answers
How might my actions affect my baby during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
In general, you should focus on an overall healthy lifestyle. Avoid substances like alcohol and toba...
More Answers
Healthy Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester Guide
Healthy Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester GuideHealthy Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester GuideHealthy Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester GuideHealthy Pregnancy: Your Second Trimester Guide
Learn about your baby’s development, as well as any aches, pains or conditions you may experience during the second trimester. You may have spent the ...
Start Slideshow

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.