9 Foods to Eat During the Second Trimester of Pregnancy (Video)

  1. Vitamin D: it is important for skeletal growth and bone health.

    The best sources include:

    • Fatty fish, such as salmon
    • cheese
    • egg yolks
  2. Omega-3 fatty acids: they are critical building blocks of the fetal brain and retina.

    The best sources include:

    • Cold-water fish such as salmon
    • Flax seeds
    • Chia seeds
  3. Folate: it helps prevent some major birth defects of the baby's brain (anencephaly) and spine (spina bifida). Also reduces the risk of premature labor.

    The best sources include:

    • Oranges
    • Fortified cereals
    • Dark green leafy vegetables, including spinach, cabbage
    • Whole grains, such as rice

Note: Fish that contain high levels of mercury should be avoided.

*Disclaimer*

Above information does not intend to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your doctor first before making changes to your routine.

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