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General tips for your 2nd trimester

Read below for some helpful tips to keep in mind during your 2nd trimester.

2 mins to read Mar 15, 2022

1. Remember, ‘eating for two’, doesn’t mean ‘eating twice as much. You may find an extra snack or two a day will help meet you and your baby’s growing needs. Snacks of fresh fruit, nuts and dried fruit, and low-fat yoghurt are great healthy choices.

2. It’s recommended to limit your caffeine intake to no more than 200-300mg per day (roughly equivalent to three cups of coffee) during pregnancy. If you're still craving a hot drink, try some lemon in hot water for a warming caffeine free alternative.

3. It’s time to get drinking! You should be putting away plenty of water while pregnant. It is an essential component of your blood to ensure you pass on the necessary nutrition for your baby. It is therefore essential to avoid dehydration while maintaining this increased blood volume. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and even more in hot weather. Avoid sugary drinks and sodas with caffeine, as they can get passed on to baby, which is not desirable.