If you ask a mom which trimester of her pregnancy she enjoyed the most, there's a strong chance she'd say the second. You're usually past the morning sickness and exhaustion of the first trimester, but you're not as uncomfortable as you might eventually be in the third trimester. In that sweet spot of the middle trimester, your energy levels are generally good and your aches and pains are minimal. That being said, there are still some precautions to take in the second trimester to make sure it stays enjoyable for you.
The second trimester is typically considered weeks 13 through 27 of your pregnancy, according to Parenting. In addition to being the most physically enjoyable trimester, it's also a super exciting time for moms-to-be because this is when you'll probably start to feel your baby move. Nothing makes the reality of pregnancy sink in like being kicked in the ribs at 3 a.m. Although that's sure to make you eager to meet your baby, don't forget to take some time for yourself before your life completely changes — the second trimester is a great time for a babymoon, for example.
Here are nine precautions for the second trimester so you can make the most of this feel good time.