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.


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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