second trimester

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Noun1.second trimester - time period extending from the 13th to the 27th week of gestation
trimester - a period of three months; especially one of the three three-month periods into which human pregnancy is divided
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Ultrasound risk assessment for DS in the second trimester
What is more worrying is that most abortions are conducted in the early second trimester, when sex determination of the foetus is possible but the risk to the woman's life is very high.
Carbon monoxide levels affected the stillbirth rate during the second trimester while sulfur dioxide levels affected the rate in the first and third trimesters.
These conversations subtly endorse the parsing away of this fundamental human right, ironically beginning with women in their second trimester, who often have the most compelling need to have an abortion in the first place.
The second trimester will resume on January 8, 2012.
According to the experts' report, announced Monday, the economy of the country has shrunk by 1% in the second trimester, in comparison to the first trimester, when the compression has been 3,6%.
4 kg) and GAs in the first trimester (cases, 64 days; unaffected, 65 days) and the second trimester (cases, 112 days; unaffected, 111 days) were comparable.
Differences in background characteristics, and in obstacles to obtaining an abortion, between those who had an abortion in the first trimester and those who did so in the second trimester were compared, and logistic regression analysis identified associations between these factors and obtaining a second-trimester abortion.
This multisystemic disorder affects approximately 5% to 10% of pregnant women toward the end of the second trimester of gestation.
Some studies have shown no change in the proportion of abortions performed in the second trimester or later.
My own view is the collection of cells becomes a sentient human life at the point where it takes on a personality - and practically every woman who has felt a baby inside herself and especially seen the picture of it on the ultrasound screen knows there is a point when that happens; generally it's thought that point occurs at some point in the second trimester of pregnancy; it's also generally agreed in reproductive science that its not until the second trimester that the pregnancy can be said to be established - spontaneous auto-termination can and does happen frequently and at any time during the first trimester.
Fit & Pregnant also covers which specific exercises are best avoided particularly in the second trimester onward, how to lift weights safely, and how to scale back particularly intense regimens--pregnant women are advised to train not for professional competition, but rather specifically for the "event" of delivering a healthy baby.