Here are some tips to get you to the finish line:
Switch to mini-meals.
You may gain between 10 and 18 lbs this trimester, or 1 lb per week. As you and the baby get bigger, you may not feel like eating three regular meals. So, switch to five or six lighter meals or snacks spread throughout the day. Be sure to make them nutritious ones the baby can use.
Eat your nutrients: Calcium, Protein, Vitamin B6 and Omega-3s.
Your baby's growing bones need more calcium, and his growing muscles and tissues need protein. You'll also need more vitamin B6 in your diet to help you metabolize that extra protein. For his rapid brain development, your baby needs omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.
Eating a nutrient-rich diet can also help your body recover and repair itself after you give birth. So, fill your plate (even a small one) with things like lean meat, legumes, soybeans, fish and broccoli, as well as other healthy foods.
Water. Water. (Still.)
It may feel like you're spending your life in your restroom these days. Small wonder. You've got a small wonder pressing on your bladder. But that doesn't make proper hydration any less important. In fact, it can even help reduce or prevent constipation. So keep on downing those 10 cups of beverages a day.
Don't stop the exercise during pregnancy.
Even a little exercise during pregnancy can help you stay fit for birth and beyond. So don't give up now, even if getting physical is the last thing you want to be doing. Do what you can, and what your doctor says is okay.