The Embryo is Growing

The embryo is growing!

Eat 3 servings of protein daily to help spur new tissue for the baby-to-be.

One serving of meat like skinless chicken or lean beef, for example, should be about 4 ounces — roughly the size of a deck of cards.

Week Four

It can take a week or more after a missed period before you produce enough pregnancy hormones to be detected on a test. If you’re late and negative, retest next week.

You may not smoke, but if you hang with those who do, STOP.

Recent research has found that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase your risk of miscarriage, low birth weight, ectopic pregnancy and other complications.

Time to make your first doctor’s appointment!

Some OBs ask that you wait until you’re at least 6-8 weeks pregnant before a visit, but it’s best to get something on the calendar as soon as you have a positive pregnancy test since early prenatal care is so important.

Make sure to research the kind of doc or midwife you really want first.

Are you pregnant?