Pregnancy Week 5


If you’re 5 weeks pregnant, you’re in month 2 of your pregnancy. Only 7 months to go!

It’s time to take some eats off the menu, like unpasteurized foods, undercooked meat and eggs and mercury-laden fish. These can cause food-borne illnesses that are bad for baby.

Score! According to experts, moms-to-be shouldn’t be cleaning the kitty litter box. It may cause an infection called toxoplasmosis, which could harm unborn babes.

According to experts, moms-to-be shouldn’t be cleaning the kitty litter box. It may cause an infection called toxoplasmosis, which could harm unborn babes.

Teeth cleanings are okay for pregnant women — and needed since about 40% of moms-to-be have periodontal disease, which ups their chance of preeclampsia. Dental X-rays should be saved until after baby arrives, though, unless the risk of not having one done outweighs the (relatively small) risk of radiation to the fetus.