The Second Trimester: A Guide to Midpregnancy

By Stacey Feintuch
Reviewed by Jessie Everts, Ph.D. , Alyssa Quimby, M.D.
May 22, 2023
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Pregnancy is growing on you. The second trimester lasts from week 14 of pregnancy to week 27. This may be the phase that’s most comfortable and enjoyable. The symptoms you were feeling earlier may begin to improve, and you may be feeling more confident and less anxious about pregnancy. Here’s an overview of what the second trimester of pregnancy is usually like.

Common Second-Trimester Symptoms

Your baby is getting bigger, and that growth can bring more changes to how you’re feeling. Here are a few second-trimester symptoms you may experience.

Morning Sickness

The nausea of early pregnancy typically fades away sometime in the second trimester. But it might take several weeks before that happens.