Pregnancy meal planners: trimester by trimester

bowl full of tabouli salad
We've created 12 meal planners to help you have a healthy pregnancy. There are four planners for each trimester, so you’ll have plenty of choice.

Each planner features a variety of delicious snacks and dishes that are just right for you at your stage of pregnancy.

First trimester meal planners

First trimester meal planner
wok full of stir-fried beef, broccoli, capsicum and mushroomsSee the first week in images
Our first trimester planners have dishes that are rich in folate, which is great for your baby's developing nervous system. It also has foods that contain vitamin B6, which may help ease nausea.

In planner four, you'll find iron-rich meals. Iron helps your blood move oxygen around your body. It’s essential in pregnancy, as your blood volume increases.

Second trimester meal planners

Second trimester meal planner
pancakes topped with slices of banana and chunks of apple, drizzled with syrupSee the first week in images
Our second trimester planners feature dishes that are rich in calcium and vitamin D. These nutrients help your baby grow strong bones and teeth.

You'll also find recipes containing omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for your baby's brain development, as well as vitamin A, which is essential for your baby’s development:

Third trimester meal planners

Third trimester meal planner
small white bowl full of walnuts, raw cashews, seeds and dried fruitSee the first week in images
Our third trimester planners offer dishes that will give you a real energy boost, just when you need it most!

There are also foods that contain vitamin K, which is essential to helping your body to heal well after the birth.

You can also organise our meals and snacks to suit your needs with our blank weekly meal planner (pdf).

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Francesca Whiting
Francesca Whiting is an editor at BabyCentre. She’s responsible for making sure BabyCentre’s health content is accurate, helpful and easy to understand.

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