Let's start with the good news: according to studies, by the 13th week of pregnancy, which falls in the second trimester of pregnancy, in the main, all manifestations of toxicosis disappear. Consequently, a pregnant woman has a healthy appetite. It should be noted that it is in the second trimester of pregnancy that the risk of gaining excess weight is likely, so make sure that you do not overeat, but on the contrary - saturate your body with useful vitamins and microelements, but in moderation.
As for the development of the baby during the second trimester, already in this period all the internal organs of the child are being improved, it grows faster, which means it requires more vitamins. In addition, a sufficient number of vitamins and trace elements is required and the placenta, which during this period replaces the lungs and plays a key role in the development and growth of the child. Therefore, many women in the second trimester of pregnancy often develop hypovitaminosis and exhaust all iron stocks. Therefore, it is very important in the second trimester to carefully monitor the level of hemoglobin in the blood and on time to take all the necessary blood tests.
Next, let's go directly to feeding the pregnant woman during the second trimester of pregnancy.
How to eat?
- Limit the consumption of salty foods and do not abuse the liquid, as this prevents the absorption of iron, which is so necessary for the correct development of the baby.
- Include boiled and stewed meat or fish in the daily diet, as well as foods rich in protein: eggs, cottage cheese and dairy products.
- For snacks choose vegetable or fruit salads. Drink apple juice with celery, which contains vitamin-folic acid, important for a pregnant woman. Folic acid is necessary for the formation of the central nervous system and blood cells of the baby.
- Eat foods rich in iron: buckwheat porridge, liver, apples, tomato juice.
- Limit the sweet and the floury, so as not to provoke a set of excess weight.
- Drink a broth of wild rose, rich in vitamin C, which is necessary for the placenta.
- Calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D are required to form the bones and teeth of the unborn child. The sources of these vitamins are: fish, dairy products and cottage cheese.
- During the second trimester of pregnancy, you should take vitamin A, which affects the genes of the baby's future. Genes are responsible for the growth and development of bone tissue, skin, eye mucosa and retina of your baby. Sources of vitamin A are: carrots, apricots, pumpkin, spinach, parsley greens, fish oil, butter, egg yolks.
Watch your diet, take care of yourself and the future baby and be healthy!