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The second trimester

4th month of pregnancy

Changes in the mother

The body continues to change, your stomach gradually becomes rounder. In the 4th month, you will have the 2nd scan in which you can see the various parts of your baby's body: feet, arms, head. You may also be able to hear the heart beating.

Drink a lot in order to avoid urinary infections.

Practical advice: You can ask your insurance company about reimbursement of maternity costs.

Changes to the foetus

Muscles develop and the digestive system starts to work. All organs are in place. The heart beats on average 140 beats a minute. The body is covered in a light covering called amniotic fluid. The foetus can put its thumb in its mouth from this month onwards. The foetus measures approximately 20 cm.

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