Week 4: Time to think about stopping smoking, drinking and taking drugs that can affect a developing baby.

BirthWatch Tips
  • Think about your lifestyle and any teratogens (agents that can affect fetal development like smoking, alcohol, stress and drugs) you need to avoid. The March of Dimes website can help you find out about what to avoid and will have resources for help quitting drinking and drug use during pregnancy. March of Dimes
  • Essential fatty acids (Omega 3s) are critically important to your health and the health of a growing the baby. Purified fish oils, nuts, seeds, canola and sunflower oils and dark leafy greens are excellent sources. Aim to get 250 mg each day. The Mayo Clinic

Tips for Week 3

Tips for Week 5

BirthWatch Recommends:

Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options

A comforting read while dealing with infertility and the desire to conceive. The witty advice is especially comforting when dealing with unsolicited comments and advice from others about your infertility.

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