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Why is the second trimester of pregnancy the most enjoyable?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The second trimester is when you'll probably experience the most significant changes in your body. It's also, for many women, the most enjoyable part of pregnancy. Why? In the first trimester, you may be dealing with nausea and fatigue, and in the third trimester—when the baby has grown enough to use your bladder as a stepladder—you're feeling quite uncomfortable. But the second trimester usually brings a renewed sense of well-being - you're feeling good, you've got the glow, you're doing A-okay. That means some dramatic pregnancy symptoms are right around the corner.
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