2. Numbness or tingling of hands
3. Darkening of the skin around your nipples
4. A dark line on the skin running from the belly button to the pubic hairline
5. Patches of darker skin usually over the cheeks , forehead, nose or upper lip. Patches often match on both sides of the face. It’s sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy”
6. Stretchmarks on your abdomen, breasts, thighs or buttocks
7. Itching on the abdomen, palms and soles of the feet
*Contact your doctor if the itching is accompanied by nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice or fatigue as these can be signs of a serious liver problem
8. Swelling of ankles, fingers and face * If the swelling is extreme, you should contact your doctor as extreme swelling could be a symptom of pre-eclampsia
Average fetus: 35.6cm – 37.6cm/ 760g- 1kg
By week 25, your baby is the size of an eggplant
Around 18-25 weeks, women will feel the first movements of the baby. You may experience a slight sensation to obvious jabbing and kicking.
By the end of the second trimester, you should be able to feel your baby move regularly. At this stage, your baby will have:
What should we factor in when designing clothes in pregnancy?
The sizes of chest and abdomen are increasing. During the 2nd trimester, body curve and inconsistency are less important.
What styles have been recommended during this period?
H-like or H line design dress. The width of the top and the bottom of the dress are the same.
A-like or A-line designs are popular. The top is narrow with wide bottom. The design raises the position of waist line.
What is the common cut of the dress during mid-pregnancy?
The position of the waist is increased and the sewing line of the chest is lowered. The abdomen has more space and the front is longer than that of the back.
Dear Dr. Zamora, how do we factor in skin changes in the designing clothes for pregnant women? For pregnant women who work, what is your recommendations on maintaining power dressing?