They call the second trimester the "Golden Trimester" for a reason. Your skin is glowing, your hair is getting luxuriously thick, and your baby bump still feels cute rather than cumbersome. Yet, despite feeling like you can do pretty much anything after the fog of morning sickness lifts, there are actually some big pregnancy no-no's for the second trimester that don't get as much attention as some other pregnancy watch-outs. Here are 5 things you can't do in your second trimester, not just your third.
When you first realize you're pregnant, you research the kinds of foods to avoid and what medicines to nix. You lock up your liquor cabinet and skip contact sports. And by the time you reach the third trimester, when even tying your shoes is grunt-inducing, you scale way back on physically demanding activities and long-distance travel. But what about the second trimester, when you're feeling like a glowing goddess? What should you be skipping that you might not expect?
Get ready, we're going to do a deep dive into second trimester don'ts. Here are 5 things to just say no to between Weeks 14 and 27 of pregnancy to ensure the safest, healthiest pregnancy possible.