Demystifying pregnancy trimesters
First trimester: time to start prenatal vitamins
Second trimester: foetal movements can be felt for the first time
It is important to stay active at this stage of the pregnancy, which can improve discomfort and lower back pain.
Third trimester: start preparing for birth
Fourth trimester: be aware of postnatal depression
By Dr Kim Sonntag, MBChB (UCT) Dip Obs (SA) FCOG (SA) MMed (UCT)
This article first appeared in Baby’s and Beyond