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13 weeks

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.

In general, it's a great idea to stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, but don't forget to keep an eye on your caffeine intake, and remember it's best to avoid alcohol too.

 

More tips on eating healthily during pregnancy.

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