Entering the second trimester brings relief for many expecting mothers. You might notice a decrease in nausea, an uptick in energy levels, and a growing excitement about your pregnancy. At week 14, your baby is about 9cm long, roughly the size of a nectarine. They’re starting to practice breathing movements, although they’re still getting oxygen from the placenta through the umbilical cord. Their heart is also working hard, pumping several liters of blood every day.
With your energy levels rising, you might feel more inclined to exercise. Antenatal yoga is a safe option that not only helps with relaxation but also teaches breathing techniques useful during labor. It also improves strength and flexibility, which can be beneficial during pregnancy. It’s essential to choose a class specifically designed for pregnancy and consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.
Maintaining a balanced diet and staying active during the second trimester sets a foundation for your well-being during and after pregnancy. These habits can make it easier to regain your pre-pregnancy figure and support your overall health.
If you have questions or concerns about the changes happening in your body, our Careline advisors are available to help between 9 am and 6 pm, Saturday to Thursday. Don’t hesitate to reach out for personalized assistance.
|Welcoming the Second Trimester
|Relief from nausea, increased energy levels, and heightened excitement about pregnancy.
|Approximately 9cm long, practicing breathing movements, heart pumping several liters of blood daily.
|Staying Active and Healthy
|Increased inclination for exercise, antenatal yoga as a safe option for relaxation and labor preparation.
|Building Healthy Habits
|Balanced diet and regular exercise during the second trimester lay the groundwork for well-being during and after pregnancy.
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