2nd Tri (3-6 Months)

Hopefully the morning sickness is over and some form of normality is coming back to your life. Remember  we said “Hopefully”, as it varies from different women. Read other men’s experiences and share yours.

Things to expect!

13-16 weeks
Her need to urinate will begin to decrease around week 16, so she will not need to take as many trips to the toilet.
Hormonal changes begin to rapidly take place and you may find her becoming upset and irritable over the most minor things. Try to exercise patients!
She maybe experiencing an increase of wind, which can be very uncomfortable and will cause her to pass wind or even belch frequently. This can be very annoying and off putting but try to look past it and help by rubbing her back, in order to help relieve the pressure.

17-20 weeks
Morning sickness normally dies down by now and your wives energy levels will return “She is back and things are beginning to take order again”. Well done! You have made it through a very difficult milestone. Your wife may now begin to experience cravings for certain foods, try to make you are stocked up with all her favorites.

21-24 weeks
The need to urinate has increased dramatically due to the growing baby putting pressure on her bladder; therefore visits to the toilet will begin to increase again and will continue until the baby is born.
Her sex drive is likely to decrease as the baby grows, making it more difficult to enjoy sex. Try to understand if she really does not feel up to it or try to offer alternative positions for her comfortably.


5 Responses to “2nd Tri (3-6 Months)”

  1. Fred on January 31st, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Week 20
    Almost at the half way mark and things are looking very good. There is normality back in our lives. Wife is feeling her self and the balance of responsibility has returned back. Whoopie! Whoopie! Whoopie! Whoopie! and another Whoopie! my wife is back with full vigour.

    No more sudden hunger attacks (thats what I call them as I get attacked for food) Her glow has returned and she is feeling her self.

  2. Fred on January 31st, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Week 22
    We went for our 22 scan. Firstly I will say that the lady doing the scan was very disappointing as she did not seem as excited about our scan as the lady who done our 12 week scan.
    It was emotional very emotional, to see a little person inside my wife stomach as really strange.
    The hospital we went to had a 3D ultra sound equipment but as our child was in breach position we could not get a clear pic. (maybe our child did want to look at the nurse who knows)
    We also decided not to find out the gender of our child, but when my wife went to the bathroom I was tempted as I was asking the nurse probing questions.
    Hmm! but I resisted and overcome.

  3. Fred on February 22nd, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Week 25
    All I will say is that I go on long walks so I can clear my head. It is not easy as I am trying to understand her. I know this whole process is about her but cut me some slack I am trying.

  4. Sependals on April 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    FANTASTIC!

  5. Jerry on June 21st, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    My wife and I went for her 22 week ultrasound. My wife and I had decided early in the pregnancy we wanted the gender to be a surprise. She is very emotinal and its hard to deal with at times especially with a 6 year old and a 4 year old. Some days are better than others. This pregnancy will be home birth with a midwife. This is going to be so exilirating and a brand new experience as well. Dont get me wrong my other 2 children were just as exciting just as much as this one. My other two children were cut out in the hospital.

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