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Baby’s immune system is strengthening

If a pregnant woman’s immune system is activated, it can affect her child’s brain development, new research suggests. A number of triggers — infections, stress, illness, and allergies — can activate the immune system. This causes proteins to be released as part of an inflammatory response. Previous research in animals has shown that some of...

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Baby-to-be is adding fat tissue and gaining weight

Your pregnancy will start to show during the second trimester although when this happens varies from woman to woman. Any sickness or nausea usually gets better by the time you’re 16 to 20 weeks pregnant. You may get backache, hip pain or pelvic pain because pregnancy hormones cause your ligaments and tendons to relax, and...

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Baby’s lower limbs are now well-developed

In the second trimester, your baby’s organs mature and its skeleton starts to harden. The baby swallows amniotic fluid and passes it out through its gut. The kidneys start to work and pass small amounts of urine. By 19 weeks your baby is able to hear, and is covered in fine hair called lanugo. If...

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