Welcome to the Second Trimester community! Your regular Moderator, Byroney, is away today and I'm filling in for her.
Sorry to hear of your loss and the worry that you're experiencing now with this pregnancy. It's hard to get used to feeling good after having symptoms fade.
If it helps, I found where a member asked how often she should feel the baby move and our expert replied, "Early in your pregnancy, you may just feel a few flutters every now and then. But as your baby grows -- usually by the end of the second trimester -- the kicks should grow stronger and more frequent."
It won't be long now before you're wondering if you LO thinks your rib cage is a soccer field.
Welcome to the 2nd Trimester Community and thank you for bringing up the concern over lead in calcium supplements . I'm filling in for your regular Moderator, Byroney, today and just wanted to offer some resources.
Citracal is made from limestone, so it does contain small amounts of lead. You can find calcium supplements that say they are "lead free" by checking the labels closely. It may be that your doctor feels the small amount of lead you've been taking is not enough to cause any concern.
This Calcium Food Calculator will help you determine how much calcium your body needs and where to find good food sources to beef up your intake naturally.
I hope that helps. Maybe some of the other mom's have also had some experience with Citracal that can share with you , too.
Welcome to the 2nd Trimester community and thanks for asking about pregnancy travels.
According to WebMD, "When you're pregnant, the safest time to travel is during your second trimester (18 to 24 weeks), when your risks for miscarriage and preterm labor are lowest. During your third trimester, it's best to stay within 300 miles of home, in case of sudden changes that need medical attention."
You might check out that article for some tips on airline and other types of traveling while pregnant.
Sorry to hear your back pain has been so bad. I know I dealt with a lot of back pain with my pregnancies, but I was pretty overweight and that takes a big toll on your body.
This article on treating pregnancy discomforts has some good tips that may help the back pain. You might try wearing a pregnancy girdle for back support, or getting fitted for some good shoes. Shoes can make all the difference sometimes.
I'm sure some of the other mommies will be chiming in soon with what has helped them., too.
I'm filling in for Byroney while she's away for a bit and just wanted to encourage you. It's true, the 2nd trimester is the most mellow, but 3rd Trimester is so exciting!
Check out this article for common pregnancy discomforts, such as the back pain, and find out how to treat them.
For your fatigue, you might try switching some things up in your diet to help out. Eating too little causes fatigue, but eating the wrong foods can also be a problem.
As hard as it may be to do sometimes, you should always try to eat breakfast and try to include protein and complex carbs in every meal. For example, eat eggs with whole-grain toast. Also eat meals and snacks throughout the day for sustained energy.