When You Visit Your Doctor — Pregnancy: 2nd Trimester

Pregnancy: 2nd Trimester

Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor:

  • How do you feel? Have you had any problems since your last visit?
  • Have you had any vaginal bleeding or spotting?
  • Have you had persistent vomiting?
  • Have you had any pain or uterine cramping?
  • Have you noticed swelling of your face or fingers?
  • Have you had any problems with your vision?
  • Are you getting frequent headaches?
  • Have you had any vaginal discharge?
  • Have you noticed fetal movement?
  • Are you planning to breast-feed or bottle-feed?

Your Doctor Might Examine the Following Body Structures or Functions:

  • Blood pressure, weight
  • Abdominal exam including measurement of the height of your fundus (top of the uterus) and using a portable Doppler instrument or stethoscope to measure fetal heart sounds

Your Doctor Might Order the Following Lab Tests or Studies:

  • Consider repeat complete blood count
  • Fetal ultrasound
  • Glucose tolerance test

Your Doctor Might Order the Following Treatment:

  • Rhogam (Rh-Immunoglobulin), if your blood type is Rh negative (see p. 920)