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Title: Week 1 - Week By Week Pregnancy


1
Week By Week Pregnancy Guide
Week 1
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Your Baby's Development
This first week is actually your menstrual
period. Because your expected delivery date (EDD)
is calculated from the first day of your last
period, this week counts as part of your 40-week
pregnancy even though your baby hasn't been
conceived yet.
3
Building blocks
Despite the fact there are no clear indicators at
this stage, the first week of pregnancy is as
important as the other weeks. Think of it as a
foundation for your building a weak foundation
doesnt raise strong buildings. Doctors calculate
the first week of pregnancy from the first day of
your last period. Although in reality your
precious baby is still 14 days away from being
conceived. To calculate your due date, your
doctor will count ahead 40 weeks from the first
day of your last period. This means your period
is counted as part of your pregnancy even though
you were not pregnant at the time.
4
Your Body
During pregnancy, your healthy habits and your
baby's health go hand in hand. While planning to
conceive, take the time to prepare your body for
motherhood.
5
Before becoming pregnant, you should
  • Avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products.
  • These substances can cause birth defects, fetal
    alcohol syndrome, respiratory problems, low birth
    weight, and other health problems.

6
Before becoming pregnant, you should
  • Talk to your doctor about any prescription and
    nonprescription (OTC) drugs you are taking.
  • You'll need to take special precautions with
    medications because many prescription and
    over-the-counter medications can negatively
    affect the fetus. But don't stop taking
    prescription drugs without consulting your health
    care provider, who will help you weigh the
    potential benefits and risks of stopping your
    medications.

7
Before becoming pregnant, you should
  • Maintain a diet that contains an adequate amount
    of vitamins, especially folic acid.
  • Women who are attempting to become pregnant
    should take 400 micrograms of folic acid a day.
    Adequate folic acid intake reduces the risk of
    neural tube defects (birth defects caused by
    incomplete development of the brain or spinal
    cord), such as spina bifida. Be sure to talk to
    your health care provider about taking a folic
    acid supplement while you are trying to conceive.

8
Before becoming pregnant, you should
  • Maintain a diet that contains an adequate amount
    of vitamins, especially folic acid.
  • Women who are attempting to become pregnant
    should take 400 micrograms of folic acid a day.
    Adequate folic acid intake reduces the risk of
    neural tube defects (birth defects caused by
    incomplete development of the brain or spinal
    cord), such as spina bifida. Be sure to talk to
    your health care provider about taking a folic
    acid supplement while you are trying to conceive.

9
Week By Week Pregnancy Guide
Week 2
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