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The Second Trimester

In this section, we will present information week by week about how your baby is growing, symptoms that you may be experiencing, thoughts to consider and tips for a healthy pregnancy.

Week 15

Welcome to week fifteen!

Your little bump is really growing now, and your uterus is continuing it move out of the pelvic and into the abdominal cavity.

The continued uterine enlargement may be causing more “round ligament” discomfort. This is that pulling sensation or sharp pain that we talked about a few weeks ago. It can occur on either side of your lower abdomen when you cough, sneeze or your baby moves. For more information about this see the Go-to-Topic article entitled “Dealing with Round Ligament Discomfort”. The good news is that when he/she finally moves off your bladder there will be less urinary frequency and pressure, at least for a little while.

The continued uterine enlargement may be causing more “round ligament” discomfort.

How my Baby Grows

Symptoms Mama may Feel or Experience

Thoughts to Consider

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cheryl Sharp,
Certified Nurse Midwife
Chief Content Officer