There are many exciting moments in a woman's pregnancy, but reaching the halfway point is perhaps one of the most anticipated. For some, that middle marker means a reduction in morning (or all day and night) sickness and really hitting their stride with the whole mom-to-be thing. That being said, there are some second trimester red flags you need to know about. I'm sure you've already Google searched every single possible symptom and recoiled in sheer terror when scanning the message boards filled with horror stories. But amidst all the myths and self-diagnosing, there are actually a few legit issues that should warrant your concern.
Having hyperemesis gravidarum — a fancy term for really awful morning sickness — throughout the entirety of my pregnancy was completely unexpected. But looking back, if I had known the warning signs to look out for, I'm confident I wouldn't have had so many "I need to find the nearest bathroom now" kinds of moments. That's why being knowledgeable about all the best and worst case scenarios isn't scary, it's educational. So whether you're a first-timer or going through the motions again, get informed by checking out these red flags you need to know about during the second trimester.