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1510 Riverplace Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Jacksonville, FL 32216
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Second Trimester

What to Expect

Nausea: Nausea is common in early pregnancy. If possible, we prefer conservative measures such as frequent small meals (six a day) and the use of bland foods. Avoid dehydration by drinking plenty of fluids. If you are unable to tolerate liquids, please call the office.

Constipation: Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy. Drink plenty of fluids and eat meals high in fiber, such as fruits, whole grains and vegetables.

What to Look Out For

If you are experiencing the following symptoms, please call your doctor right away.

  • Tightening of the abdomen that becomes constant or comes and goes
  • Contractions every 10 minutes, you start from the beginning of one contraction to the beginning of the next to determine how far apart the contractions are
  • Cramping like your menstrual cycle. Cramping can be in the abdomen or lower back
  • Lower abdominal pressure or cramping that feels like gas pains
  • Vaginal discharge that is increased or dripping from the vagina that is clear
  • Bloody discharge from the vagina
  • Symptoms similar to the flu -nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • You do not feel your baby kick or it’s less than your baby normally kicks

Nutritional Information

Prenatal Vitamins: You should be taking prenatal vitamins throughout your pregnancy and postpartum period. If you experience significant nausea you should try taking your prenatal vitamin at night to reduce associated nausea.

Medications: In general, try to avoid medications. Unless contraindicated prior to pregnancy, the use of Tylenol and Sudafed are acceptable if you have a cold. For any other drug use, over-the-counter or otherwise, please reference the Over the Counter Medications list provided during your doctors’ visit, and found listed under Important Information to the right.

Exercise: The recommendation is to maintain a heart rate of no greater than 130 beats per minute. Use moderation and don’t exercise to the point of fatigue. Intercourse is acceptable at any time during the pregnancy as well. You do not have to discontinue intercourse at any time in this pregnancy unless otherwise indicated by your doctor, you are bleeding, or your water has broken.