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Second Trimester

Complete the key activities below during your second trimester of pregnancy (13 weeks to 27 weeks pregnant).

Pre-Register Online

Complete the online pre-registration form for the hospital where you will be giving birth. Have your insurance information handy. Complete pre-registration now »

Understand Your Insurance and Benefits

After you preregister, your insurance data will be verified and you will be contacted by a patient access representative to review your insurance benefits. Memorial Hermann will assist you in filing your insurance claim. Learn more about insurance requirements »

Begin Learning about Breastfeeding

We encourage expectant mothers to start educating themselves about breastfeeding prior to delivery, and begin talking to with their support team about this decision. Get information about breastfeeding »

You may also download a free copy of A New Beginning, Your Personal Guide to Postpartum Care anytime throughout your pregnancy or after. This booklet will help you prepare to care for yourself and your baby after birth including topics such as changes to expect after birth, breastfeeding, safe sleeping environment, and more. The more knowledge you have, the more likely you will approach your personal journey with confidence and a positive perspective.

Sign up for Birthing and Parenting Classes

Memorial Hermann offers classes on prepared childbirth breastfeeding, infant care, healthy pregnancy, and infant massage. We also offer classes for siblings and refresher courses for current parents. Find a class at your hospital and register online, or call (713) 222-CARE to register by phone.


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