Second Trimester Fetal Development


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Which of the following DOES NOT occur during the 2nd trimester?

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1. When can the baby survive on its own if born prematurely?

2. Fetal movement begins early, but the mother generally does not begin to feel fetal movement until _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The second trimester is full of many developmental changes. You can review all that you have learned by using this quiz and worksheet. You will be tested on fetal development, as well as the typical weight of a fetus at the conclusion of this trimester.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet, recall your understanding of:

  • When the determination of gender can usually take place
  • When mothers normally start noticing fetal movement
  • Fetal development that happens in the second semester
  • When a fetus would be able to live if it were born early
  • The predictable weight and length of a fetus at the end of the sixth month

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of fetal development during the second trimester
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about identifying the gender of a fetus in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding typical fetus length and weight at the closing of the second trimester and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Find out additional information on fetal development by looking at the lesson Second Trimester Fetal Development. Here's what you can expect to learn from this lesson:

  • A recap of the first trimester
  • What happens during month four of fetal development, including fetal movement and brain development
  • Month five development, which includes the completion of ear development
  • Development during the sixth month, including rapid eye movement