The second trimester is underway, and your baby (though still only about the size of a pea pod) is looking more like a proper little person every day!
If you're having a girl, her ovaries already contain an amazing 2 million eggs. Your baby’s facial features are becoming clearer all the time.
Giving yourself – and your baby – the best
Getting into good eating habits now will help your body meet the extra demands of pregnancy and motherhood. Try to eat a healthy breakfast instead of skipping it; tasty, unprocessed foods like muesli and yogurt or eggs and wholemeal toast will give you plenty of energy and nutrition to get through the morning.
Fruit (especially organic fruit) is a super convenience food – ready ‘packaged’ and full of goodness for between-meal snacks. Or opt for veg instead; carrot sticks dipped into hummus or a few cherry tomatoes can make a great tide-me-over.
If you're finding yourself more prone to getting urinary tract infections these days, a daily glass of cranberry juice will help ward them off, as well as boost your vitamin C and anti-oxidant intake.