Second Trimester

During the second trimester you may find you have a lot more energy. Make the most of it and start planning! In this section, find out how to make a birth plan, all about your 20 week scan and all the information you need on maternity leave. Plus lots more on this very enjoyable time in your pregnancy!

 

Latest Second Trimester Posts

Pregnancy myths debunked!

There are so many dos and don’ts around pregnancy that it’s hard to tell the differnece between the good advice and the utter nonsense. And trust us – there are a lot of old wives’ tales still doing the round. Here are some of our favourite pregnancy “rules” – and why they are false… 1) Myth: The […]

Four supplements you should take during pregnancy

When you’re pregnant you have to mind what you eat in order to give your body and baby the best chance possible. Some supplements are even recommended to be taken before pregnancy so it’s important to watch what you eat when trying for a baby as well. As a lot of the good stuff is difficult […]

Top tips for exercising while pregnant

Exercising can have serious health benefits for our bodies, and that doesn’t change when we’re pregnant. If you’ve been active before becoming pregnant you’re probably keen to try some new things, or stick to variations on the thing that suits you. Whatever works. If you haven’t been active, don’t worry because you can still take up […]

Six surprising beauty benefits of being pregnant

Pregnant women are always beautiful, but with morning sickness, bloating and increased hormones they might not feel that way sometimes. We at maternity & infant believe that all pregnant women deserve to know what it is that makes them and their bodies especially lovely during their first, second and third trimester. Thicker hair Don’t worry […]

All you need to know about the flu vaccine

All women pregnant during the flu season (October to April) should get the seasonal flu vaccine – here’s all you need to know… What is seasonal flu? We’re so used to people saying they have the flu when they have a cold that it can be hard to realise exactly how serious the flu really […]

What to Expect From Your Anomaly Scan

Pregnancy is full of milestones – the positive test, the first appointment, getting to that 12 week mark, the first kicks – but it’s hard to beat in terms of excitement and importance the anomaly scan, which is performed usually between 20 and 22 weeks. The number of scans you receive during your pregnancy varies […]

Studies Show Link Between Depression During Pregnancy and This Common Condition

A new study carried out in the US by the National Institute of Child Health and Development has revealed a possible two way link between depression during the early stage of pregnancy and the development of gestational diabetes. Similarly the study found a link between gestational diabetes and the likelihood of developing post-partum depression. The […]

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